Remember when you were a kid and your parents taught you the game you love to play today? Do you remember when they said “sky’s the limit” and the first thing you thought was ‘I’m going to be a professional athlete’? Well, there’s this thing called “life” and it throws you curveballs like how tall or short you’re going to be, how much weight you’re going to gain or lose over the years, or even the thing we always hope to avoid as athletes: injury. As you begin the stages of getting noticed and recruited for college/university sports teams you have to come to terms with being realistic about the athlete and person you are now versus the athlete and person you want to become in college. You may be the best athlete on your team, you might win a ton of awards and trophy’s, and you can be the next Lionel Messi or LeBron James but you need to be aware of the facts when you’re looking at colleges based on athletics. According to the NCAA website, less than 2 % of NCAA athletes make it pro in the sport they play. Being realistic is a hard thing to think about when it comes to the game you’re so passionate to play everyday and hope to play for as long as you possibly can; so to make it a little more tangible here are some tips to keep in mind during the recruiting process when you’re looking for the right school to play for.
- Find The Right Fit For You
- Be Honest With Yourself and Ask Others to be Honest With You
- You Will Be Challenged At Any Level