A 2016 Omaha World-Herald newspaper article called With Scholarship Limit, College Baseball Careers Come with a Cost inspired this episode, Episode 269: ROI, Return on Investment. In this episode of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast I wanted to warn you that there are very few full athletic scholarships and that if you are looking for a full, 100% return of your investment in youth and high school sports by getting a full ride scholarship. I cover Myth #5 from the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System and how a baseball national champion Coastal Carolina player finished his college baseball career with both a national championship and a six-figure school loan debt.
Find out the definition of ROI, Return on Investment and how money may not be the only thing to consider when looking at your ROI.
Episode 268 is named Hey, High School Student; Do you want to play in college? As I explain in this episode I was triggered to develop this episode as I watched a college football game and the announcer was saying that one of the starting quarterbacks was with his 3rd team and this was his 6th year of college football. The 1st thought I had was, Wow! That takes a lot of dedication to play 6 years of a college sport. I don't remember the player or the team that was on TV, but I can imagine with all the recent events that this player probably entered college as a freshman. He probably redshirted and didn't play his freshman year. He probably didn't play much his sophomore year and then transferred to another college. He maybe played 2 years at that college and then transferred as a graduate student to play this last year . That is 2190 days of college football. That takes a lot of dedication. That is a lot of early morning workouts, going to class, practices, study halls and film sessions. I thought, what does it take to continue to practice and play for that long. As I thought about it some more and how it related to our family and then the Recruit-Me families, it popped in my head, How many times did this player ask himself, "Do I want to play college football?"
So, I related this question, "Do I want to play in college?" to our families situations. Listen to this episode to hear when this question can pop into a high schoolers mind, how often it may be asked in both high school and college and how it can effect your recruiting.
Let's get you started on asking the question, "Do you want to play in college?"
This episode is packed with information about NAIA and JUCO eligibility information that will help you prepare as a high school student-athlete as you get ready to go to a NAIA or Junior College. Listen to episode 266 to get NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III information, too. Use the handy links below in the show notes to shortcut to find helpful information. Recruit-Me and The Athletic Scholarship Podcast want to save you both time and money during the recruiting process.
The NAIA.org website is a great resource for eligibility information and the NAIA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is a great 7 page resource that will help save you that time. I left the links from Episode 266 in the show notes to help you, too.
Also, to help you save time and money, take advantage of the Back to School Special price on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. Click Here to more information about the Recruit-Me 3.0 System.
This episode is covering the NCAA Eligibility requirements and many definitions of the eligibility process. I will walk you through the NCAA.org website and cover what to during your high school freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years to setup and fulfill your high school academics to be eligible to enter college.
This episode is coming in a late on Tuesday. We had a busy Labor Day weekend. Sutton, my youngest son, spent Saturday visiting college campuses. My nephew, Easton, plays football at a D3 college and my niece, Olivia, plays basketball at a NAIA college, both in the same town. Easton was supposed to play a football game on Saturday and we were going to the game and do some campus visits before and after the game. But, the game was cancelled because of COVID. Sutton still wanted to drive 2 1/2 hours to visit the campuses. Also, on Monday, Sutton attended a baseball showcase and did a campus tour and visited with the head coach. So we had a busy and good weekend. Find out more in my weekly email by signing up for either the FREE Recruiting Power Pack or the Recruiting Checklist.