google-site-verification=39nfoImE9pSvzeOBInOzYWgIleJ9YB9Ck2ijqVwW6UA Late Summer for Juniors

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Late Summer for Juniors

July 13, 2016

Although the fall of the eleventh grade is relatively relaxed, there is still a lot that an incoming junior can be doing right now.  I think it's beneficial, however, for that junior to take a step back and look at what is happening with seniors right now.  Compare seniors who have planned and seniors who did not.  Compare who has a good handle on where they will be going to college and who is starting to stress.  In just one short year, seniors will be leaving for college, in just 7 months, seniors will be beginning their last high school season while in just 4 short months (120 days), some seniors will be officially committing to their college.  Juniors, if you are not taking control RIGHT NOW ... trust me, you WILL miss the boat.

 

For juniors, aside from the October PSAT, the key things to get on your schedule are the Junior Fall Classic and the Perfect Game Under Class tournament in September.  However, if you do not have a plan of how to get coaches to your field, nobody will discover you.  Be sure to check out an upcoming post ... "What really happens at the fall classics and high profile tournaments" and how you can guarantee coaches will be at your field.   It's time to decide if you want to be ahead of the curve and proactive or spend your entire senior year stressing, struggling and trying to catch up.

 

Here is your junior check list - good luck!

 

JUNIOR CHECKLIST

  • Create Fall Baseball Schedule

    • Important events 

      • Junior Fall Classic

      • Perfect Game Under Class

      • College visits

  • Enroll in Tough Courses

    • As a senior you’ll be deep in college applications, visits and just being a senior.  Now is when you can take an AP course and actually get the score in time to put it on your college application.  If you apply early decision or early action, your junior grades will be the last ones the admissions offices see.  Also understand that college coaches will almost never see your senior high school season so this year is HUGE

  • Take the PSAT (in October, but re