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3 Key Strategies To Get Top Money For Your Student Athlete

Welcome back to the College Ready video series. In this video, Shellee Howard gives great advice to parents of scholar athletes and provides three critical strategies.

The key to getting top money for athletic scholarships is understanding the rules your student needs to follow to sign up with the appropriate organizations. The NCAA is the keeper of all rules for scholar athletes. As an example, If you are engaging with a coach and it’s not the appropriate time to be doing so, you can actually lose your ability to play for that coach. First and foremost, know the rules and understand how the game is played.

There are definitely certain strategies a scholar athlete will want to use. It is important to understand that taking video, or starting your stats, should start immediately when you’re eligible. So after you promote from eighth grade, this is the best time to start having somebody take film of you, keeping your stats. This will also include keeping every newspaper article and everything that’s written about you, which needs to be put into a portfolio and shared with coaches that you want to play for.

Unfortunately, there are many fundamentals when preparing a scholar athlete that they totally ignore and this has caused some major problems. Coaches like to make promises, and students like to feel good. The number one thing I warn families of scholar athletes is: until it is in writing, it is not going to happen. There are a lot of promises that can be made, but until it’s inked, it’s just a handshake. Be very careful not to lean in on that, and keep your options open.

I advise my scholar athletes to be your own best advocate. I know coaches want you to feel very important, and I think that is amazing. But, I’ve seen way too many students miss opportunities because they did not seek out all of their options, so know your options, work within the rules, and you will be a successful scholar athlete.

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