There are literally thousands of opportunities to earn grants, scholarships or other financial aid from athletic endeavors in order to pay for a college education.
Parents, you can be your child's best advocate, searching for opportunities and helping your child be recruited.
Steps to help your child be recruited:
1. Help your student-athlete develop a step-by-step game plan to win a sports scholarship.
2. Get started Help your student-athlete develop a step-by-step game plan to win a sports scholarship.
3. Get started early; college coaches can’t recruit your student-athlete if they don’t know he’s out there.
4. Encourage your student-athlete to learn about the recruiting process and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
5. Seek colleges offering scholarships in his sport.
6. Market your student-athlete’s skills using online services (Google search)
7. Be persistent and follow up on your contacts.
8. The key is to encourage without pressuring. Parents need to paint a realistic picture while supporting the dream.
*Your student-athlete doesn't have to be in the top 5% of their sport to be offered an athletic scholarship. They might not be offered a full ride at a Division I College, but many make their dream a reality.early; college coaches can’t recruit your student-athlete if they don’t know he’s out there.
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