RULE #10: YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO D-1, TO BE ONE.Less than 1% of high school athletes will play NCAA Division I. There are plenty of funding options and opportunities.
REAL SPORTS RECRUITING FACTS! Here are fast facts you should know about college recruiting:
COMPETITION LEVELS are broken down
into "Revenue" versus "Non Revenue Sports".
Those that DO HAVE a lot of money to spend
on college sports recruiting and those that
DON'T HAVE much money to spend on college
sports recruiting. 90% of college teams are "non-revenue" sports.
LESS THAN .08%
high school athletes will have the
opportunity to play at an NCAA Division I
blue chip, major college program. That's a
lot of adjectives to describe the top of the
mountain in college athletics. Less than 1%
of high school athletes will compete at the
NCAA Division I level!
DON'T PLAY the
"FAME GAME". Don't pick a college
to attend because of it's name being well
known, rather pick a college that you can
have the best opportunities to get a good
education, have some of your college paid
for and to play college sports.
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, IT ONLY MATTERS IF A COLLEGE COACH BELIEVES IN YOU.
Don't determine to walk on to a big time
program just because your mom, dad or high
school coach believes in you. It only
matters if the college coach believes in
you. If they do not recruit you, you will
not be playing there. This brings us to the
EXPAND DON'T DEMAND.
Expand the number of colleges you consider
to attend and play at; don't demand in your
own mind that you will only go to just one
college. College coaches recruit at least
10-15 student athletes for your player
position. Typically college coaches will
recruit 10-15 different athletes for just
one roster opening!
DO THE NUMBERS.
According to the National Federation of High
School Athletics, there are more than 15.2
million high school athletes. There are only
2,200 colleges with athletic programs. How
good is your math?