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RE: Odds of playing college sports out of highschool
Too many parents and kids think D1 is the only option. Most don't realize that D1 is more of a job and minor sports athletes don't get full rides. The coaches have to divide up the monies hey are given and provide partial scholarships to everyone on the team, or most. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't want my kid to play a D1 sport. Whose it for anyway, the kid or his parents?
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I think the biggest lesson in this thread is that putting all your eggs in the sports basket and letting the academic basket wane is a dangerous prospect. If you keep the academic side strong you can at least go to college. If you only concentrate on sports, the odds are heavily against you getting a free ride to college, and then you are left with nothing. Parents that allow that scenario to happen are even more guilty than the kids.

This is why it's so disgusting when athletes get a pass on grades because they are athletes. It is such a disservice to the kid. Making him earn the grade will also make him a better athlete in the long run. Once they go down the path of everything being handed to them on a silver platter because of a game, about the only thing they will ever be capable of is playing that game.

And, even if they are one of the lucky ones that has the right combination of skill and talent to make it to D1 and professional sports, those are short-lived careers. You end up unleashing a person on society with no way to be productive past their career. And for someone who makes league minimums for 3-4 years and then out, they still have to make a living for the next 50-60 years. There aren't enough spokesman and sportscast jobs to go around.
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(07-07-2017 10:17 PM)HarborPointe Wrote:  Those numbers need to be posted on the fences and walls of every high school and youth sports venue in the country. Between their own rose-colored glasses and "all-star" leagues blowing smoke up their behinds to keep the money flowing, way too many parents think their kid has a legit chance at a college scholarship, and get militant about it when they think the high school Junior attends is doing any minuscule thing that they perceive as harming the kid's chances in any way, shape, or form.

If only 1 out 10 or so kids is going to make it, a) there's a good chance your kid isn't the 1 in the first place, and b) even if he is, any decisions the school or state makes should by all means be based upon what's best for the 90% of athletes who won't be playing on, not the slim minority who will.

Rice coaches tweet these stats, along with the % that go pro. It always amazed me when a Rice athlete told me he thought he would go pro and he wasn't even all conference. So it's not like it's just HS kids that are delusional.
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RE: Odds of playing college sports out of highschool
(07-14-2017 02:01 PM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 10:17 PM)HarborPointe Wrote:  Those numbers need to be posted on the fences and walls of every high school and youth sports venue in the country. Between their own rose-colored glasses and "all-star" leagues blowing smoke up their behinds to keep the money flowing, way too many parents think their kid has a legit chance at a college scholarship, and get militant about it when they think the high school Junior attends is doing any minuscule thing that they perceive as harming the kid's chances in any way, shape, or form.

If only 1 out 10 or so kids is going to make it, a) there's a good chance your kid isn't the 1 in the first place, and b) even if he is, any decisions the school or state makes should by all means be based upon what's best for the 90% of athletes who won't be playing on, not the slim minority who will.

Rice coaches tweet these stats, along with the % that go pro. It always amazed me when a Rice athlete told me he thought he would go pro and he wasn't even all conference. So it's not like it's just HS kids that are delusional.

Why 1k college kids transfer every season, even the number 12 or 13th player on the team thinks they are going pro....Hell at WKU we had a kid announce on Twitter with a full page posted on he was transferring and saying how excited he was for the next journey, this was a walk on and a kid who never practiced or played a minute at WKU03-lmfao03-lmfao...I guarantee this kid thinks he's going pro one day and just hasn't got the chance yet to show everyone......A lot of kids and even scrub players on your favorite team in CUSA really do think they are good enough to go pro but just not getting the chance...

I think its more of a reflection/summary in todays world in which we live in, in which everyone gets a participation trophy and sports at age 5 are played competitive like they are going for the World Series championship...Saw it firsthand coaching my sons little baseball team last 3 seasons, its ridiculous and whey I am done coaching..These parents and coaches take the fun out of anything a kid plays nowadays...Feel sorry for a lot of these kids when they are burned out of sports by age 10....Parents will get what's coming to them and most are in a rude awakening when they see at age 15 everyone else catches up to their kid and he's not as good as they thought he was when he was dominating baseball age 5-13...
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