It looks like everything is on hold, but the truth is that this is the right time to plan and try to make your dream come true.
If you are thinking of undertaking the path to become a student-athlete in the States, you need to know that college coaches are already recruiting new athletes for 2021 and 2022. Why wait?
During our presentations we often talk about an "ideal path", which is what a student must do if he or she wants to have the opportunity to study and play in the United States thanks to a scholarship.
Here we give you some "tips".
Why wait? The first and second year of high school represent the right time to strat reading up, inquiring, and examine in depth both the academic and athletic American system. It is essential to bring home good grades in order to maintain a high grade point average and improve the english level.
The USA college coaches keep anticipating the beginning of the recruiting process, which means that you will have a bigger chance to get noticed if you strat working earlier and with the right mentality from the very beginning. The third year of high school is when you should prepare and study for the TOEFL, SAT/ACT tests. This time is also when the coaches strat showing interest and can make scholarship offers because the longer they can follow the athlete during its young career, the more confident they will feel about their choiches. Similarly, this extra time is very useful for the student-athlete as well so that he or she has the time to properly evaluate all the options and be sure to make the right decision.
The fourth year is the most important and in osme ways the determining one. In fact, it is when a prospect student-athlete should take the tests and start talking and engaging with the coaches. What does it mean? Beyond our intermediation, American coaches always want to establish a direct relationship with the future student-athlete in order to get to know each other, to present the University, the team and the ambitions. Many coaches make their official offers rigth at the end of the fourth year of school.
The recruiting process can continue throughout the fifth year of school, but obviously the opportunities wull gradually decrease.
It is important to undertake this path only if you are 100% sure you want to be a student-athlete, but if you have already decided, it is essential not to wait and risk to miss opportunities. Until the coaches do not know about your existence, they cannot consider you and put you on their recruiting list.
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