google-site-verification=39nfoImE9pSvzeOBInOzYWgIleJ9YB9Ck2ijqVwW6UA September for Sophomores


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September for Sophomores

August 19, 2016

Arizona sophomores - you are no longer the youngest people on your high school campus and have had a few weeks to get settled into that idea.  Now, some will focus on making varsity while others will fight to stay in the game as you now compete with juniors for spots on the JV team. From a college recruiting standpoint, college coaches really could care less (truthfully) - where you end up within your high school program as a sophomore - they care that you are still playing, having fun and getting better every single day.  They are also concerned that you are taking your academics seriously because you still have to be able to get into their college - assuming you are good enough to play there!


Here are some important points for sophomores -

1. The calendar never stops - in just two short years you will be a senior and without a plan you will miss so many key steps

2. College Admissions offices can see your grades from this year - make them count - stay focused!

3. College coaches are interested in knowing about you (45% of all NCAA D1 baseball players are first identified in their sophomore year) - get your name out there so at the very least you know what a college looks like.


In the past 20 years I have seen over and over again the family who lets their high school experience dictate the way they look at college.  They would say things like, we will see how this year goes then we will start to look at colleges?  WHAT???  Now you allow so many things you cannot control shape the child's future.  What if his coach is a knucklehead - what if there is a player that is actually better playing in front of him - and he does not play.  Does that mean that he cannot play in college?  Of course not!