Obtaining a high degree from the top class college is always a dream for the students as well as for their parents. However, in today’s competitive world it is really difficult for the students to get admitted in a top class college. Only the talented students can take admission in top class colleges or universities. In addition, say about high expenses of college. As a result the process of getting admitted in top colleges has become really hard, especially for mediocre students.
However, the problem can be solved by obtaining sports scholarships. Sports scholarships are generally provided to the talented student-athlete who excels in sports in their high school. However, it is not like that sports scholarships can be achieved by everyone. Look at the word student-athlete, i.e. an athlete having a great academic skill. So, if you want to get recruited in a college athletic recruiting program in order to obtain scholarship, you have to work really hard.
As the competition of getting recruited in college athletic recruitment process has become really difficult, most of the parents, now, are trying to put extra effort behind their student-athlete son or daughter in order to get them recruited in the recruitment process. However, there are some common factors that the parents should follow during this process. These factors are:
1.Judge Your Child’s Skill Level: This is the most common thing where most of the parents commit mistakes. They think that their student-athlete son or daughter can do well in any kind of sports. Encouraging your child is great but don’t expose anything on them. It is always important to understand their skill level. If you could do this and lead your child to his/her desired sports, they will surely feel comfortable and it will obviously help them achieving their success.
2.Lead Your Child to be Proactive: One thing should be clear to both the student and their parents that the college coaches won’t really want to talk with the parents. It is desirable that during the recruiting process the student-athlete should be proactive in response. Sometimes the college coaches may dismiss the student’s application if they find that the candidate is not proactive. Believe me, a college coach never prefer a pushy parent.
3.Allow your Child to Promote Themselves: Helping your son or daughter is a noble task. However, don’t make your child idle during the process of helping them. By not letting them to promote their athletic resume to the college coaches, you are actually ruing their chances to get recruited. Coaches always want direct approach from the student-athlete. They need a sportsman in their college sports team, not a mere mamma’s boy or girl.
4.Research a Lot: It is something that you can really do for your child by your own effort. Always do a lot of research with the stats, college lists, college coaches’ address, different sports opportunities, sports scholarships criteria and with different other related process. Always be open minded to receive all types of advices.
5.Give a Try for Different College-Athletic Manual: Being the coach of your child during the athletic recruiting process is a great idea but that doesn’t mean that you will block all the other ideas. Nowadays, a plenty of college athletic guidebooks are available that are really helpful for your child. These athletic manuals actually educate your child to promote their resume to the college coaches. It is really a wise decision to give a try for these manuals.
Apart from that, as a responsible parent you should be also aware about the recent updates of sports scholarships. The requirement or entry criteria of different colleges change almost yearly basis. You should always follow those changes.