College Athletics Recruiting
The secret to College Athletic Recruiting success boils down to setting and achieving goals. To become a college student athlete, a parent should encourage their youngster to write down their goals. Then parents should support their children in achieving those written goals.
If you want an example of how this works, one need look no further than swimmer Michael Phelps who just earned his 8th Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympics. I was struck by this Michael Phelps quote I read in Jay Mariotti’s column in the Chicago Sun Times: Phelps said, “The reason I was so emotional, I’ve dreamed a lot of things and I’ve written down a lot of goals but this one was the biggest one I ever wrote down. Everything was accomplished,”
Did you catch that? He wrote down that he would win 8 gold medals. Then he won them. Now, did the mere writing down of the goal make the gold medals inevitable? Of course not. The execution is the hard part. The perseverance to do the lonely work that allowed him to reach those goals was equally as important as stating the goal. But one thing a student-athlete should understand, the human brain has a magnificent capacity for helping you keep focused on that hard work if you give it direction. Writing down goals allows one to stay on task to achieve those goals.
Do you want to set realistic and achievable goals? Would you like to know how to put yourself in a position to be recruited to play college sports? Then get some expert advice. You can begin that process at NCSA.