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Lessons Learned Through Football

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The following is a post by Chris Burget, a head scout at NCSA Athletic Recruiting, who regularly contributes to our blog, as well as his own at CoachChris99.com. Chris played football at the University of Arizona, where he received a full scholarship. You can also find Chris on Twitter @Coach_Chris99. You can talk to Chris and other football scouts about your football recruiting process and how you can maximize your chances of getting a football scholarship.

We often talk about how playing football can get you a scholarship, get a meaningful degree and get a great job at the end of your college career.

But there’s something even more important than that, which is the friendships and the team spirit you’ll develop.

Lessons Learned Through Football

No matter what game you play, sports changes lives in many ways. To be a part of a team, or to compete in a sport as an individual, sports prepares young athletes for the most important game – the game of life…

It’s the intangibles of character, perseverance, and humility that are learned through participation in sports that truly make the biggest difference in life. Whether or not players make it to the college or NFL level, isn’t as important as the lessons learned and friendships formed that will make you teammates forever.

I’ve written about the teammates who played football with me over on my blog.

Check it out, and let me know about the friendships you’ve developed with your teammates and lessons learned through football from your life on Twitter@Coach_Chris99. I’d love to hear from you.


Chris and other football scouts can help you make more friendships and memories through football by playing at the college level. The best way to get started is with a recruiting profile.

About the author
Andy McKernan

Andy McKernan is the content strategist at NCSA Athletic Recruiting. A content marketer with a background in creative writing, Andy brings several years of experience to NCSA.