• THE MYTH OF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
         Interscholastic athletics is not intended to be a "Farm System" for colleges and universities to groom their athletes.  The fact is that less than 1/2 of 1% of high school athletes receive any athletic financial aid to participate in college athletics.
     
    FOUR things most colleges look for in their recruiting of high school talent.
    • A GOOD ACADEMIC background, including good G.P.A. and SAT scores.  "He/she is the kind of student who will always attend classes and strive for his/her degree."
    • A good all-around ATTITUDE ranks right behind academic credentials.  All colleges are looking for athletes who are receptive to coaching, possess a good work ethic, and have a positive influence on his/her teammates.  BAD athletes wear the coach out, negatively impact the TEAM and can even get a coach fired.
    • Students without CHARACTER, who are having problems with the law, are untrustworthy and pose too many risks fore the college program, turn off college coaches.
    • ABILITY is very vitally important, of course, but it no longer guarantees admission to a college program.
    Athletes are required to be processed through the NCAA Clearinghouse if they are interested in playing Division I or II College or University.  They should contact their high school counselor for further information.
Last Modified on August 11, 2015