With all of the early commitments happening these days it's important to think about starting the recruiting process early but it's not something that should consume all of your time or become obsessed with. The first two years of high school are a time of transition and getting used to new surroundings and great expectations. You’ll begin to think about what kind of person you are and what you enjoy doing but also will be under an enormous amount of peer pressure. Think about this time of your life as a small snapshot in time and do not take anyone or anything too seriously. Remember in just a couple more years you will be making a similar transition as you prepare to get into the college of your choice - so be sure you make good decisions now so you have options later!
From the Fallon Sports Admissions Office -
Understand that every college is different and many do not care about AP or Honors classes and could have different criteria for admissions. Don't get so hooked on challenging yourself and getting in over your head just because someone once told you that "it looks good". Getting a "C" in anything rarely looks better than an "A". However, getting into more competitive colleges the classes you take and how you do in them, could be a factor. Remember every student is different and understanding who you are and discovering what you are looking for is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle right now.
From the Baseball Recruiting Office -
Ninth and tenth grades are also pivotal years. Pivotal means “extremely important, determining the outcome or success of a project.” That’s a little SAT vocabulary word – prep for you, free of charge! Everything you do now ... matters! You need to begin with an end in mind and create a plan in order to get there.
From the Financial Aid Office -
When a student becomes a freshman, everything starts to “count/” Freshman grades are used in determining a student’s GPA and freshman courses, grades and credits all become part of a students transcript. Freshman activities, honors and awards can also be listed on college and scholarship applications. Later in high school, you’ll be busy with college visits and applications. Now is the time to lay the foundation, so that managing all these tasks in the future will be easier. By starting good habits now, you’ll be in great shape as you continue through high school and college.
I know it’s still only the summer time so do not get too far ahead of yourself, take care of what we discussed above and I will continue on next month with what matters in August.
If you'd like to get started with a meeting with Jeff - please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get that scheduled. Good luck!