What you need to know about college recruitment for sports

Learn everything you need to know about college recruiting for sports from professional athlete and sports educator John O'Sullivan.
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What you need to know about college recruitment for sports

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The best piece of advice that I can give to any family and I've helped hundreds of kids find the right college whether it's to play a sport or just a college to go to is this; if you are going to be a college athlete, what I tell people is pick a school where if you break your leg the first day, if you get injured and you can never play again, do you still want to go to that school? I see so many people go to a school for a coach and the coach leaves or they go only because of the sport, not the degree they're going to get and the sport doesn't go well. And so four years down the line, they have a degree they don't want and sports were done and they are saying, "Why did I go to that school in the first place?" So, take sports out of the equation when you make that final decision and if your son and your daughter still says, "That is where I would want to be even if I never played soccer again, even if I never played basketball again", then that's a great place to go.

Learn everything you need to know about college recruiting for sports from professional athlete and sports educator John O'Sullivan.

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John O'Sullivan

Founder of Changing The Game Project

John O’Sullivan founded the Changing the Game Project in 2012 in order to help parents, coaches and youth sports organizations create a more child-centered sports experience for our young athletes. John is a former collegiate and professional player, and worked for 20 years on the youth, high school and college level as a coach and club Technical Director. He holds a USSF A License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and a US Youth Soccer National License. His blog is now one of the most popular youth sports websites in the US, and he has been a featured presenter at TEDx Bend Oregon, IMG Academy, and this week at the NSCAA Convention. The Changing the Game Project provides live and online parent and coaching education workshops, webinars, and consulting services.

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