Sports Training, "Bring It !"
In today's competitive world, sports training from Elementary to High School play an important role in the development of todays college and professional athlete. The idea of the "Student Athlete" has helped students gain access to colleges and universities that would, in some cases be difficult to get into. Through sports students can acquire college admission, and in some cases scholarships as they pursue a higher education. And lets not forget the lifelong benefits of an athletic lifestyle regardless of the students level of competition. Below are training and development ideas and plans for different sports. Please note, at young ages sports specific training for one sport is a bit ridiculous. Young athletes that particpate in a variety of sports are more likely to enjoy sports and have a lower burn out rate. The goal should be to promote activities and sports that offer a wide range of physical development such as, strength, speed, balance, coordination, focus etc.--- all combined to create athleticism.
Remember you do not build a skyscarper from the top down. This solid foundation of athletics will help develop the skills needed to perform a specific sport in the future.
MMA / Mixed Martial Arts
Coaches Are Not Responsible For Scholarships by: 2createabaseballplayer.com
When it comes to getting scholarships for players coaches are not responsible for getting you a scholarship. Coaches only know about 5 college scouts total. Using baseball as an example, there are about 1,800 colleges including D-I colleges that give out scholarships to baseball players each year. Also, it's not up to your coach to contact these colleges, it's up to you and your parents to contact the colleges that you plan on attending.
Parents Are Responsible for Scholarships
The bottom line is when it comes to getting a scholarship it is up to both the athlete and his parents. The athlete should make sure that he keeps up with his grades and perform well on the field, mat, or court, attend camps and showcases and be in the best shape possible.
Parents should help the athlete to stay on top of his grades making sure that he have all the classes required for him to clear the NCCA Clearing House Rules. Parents should educate them self on the NCCA Clearing House process as early as possible starting the summer before their freshmen year of high school. Knowing what's needed from an education stand point from the clearing house in order to play college sports and get a scholarship for college is very important. The clearing house would want to known things like what high school classes you have taken, grades and ACT/SAT test scores.
You should contact and send as many videos as possible to all the college coaches based on the level that your qualified for at D-1, D-II, D-III, NAIA, or Junior College level. Start contacting colleges as early as possible beginning with the sophomore year of high school.
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