Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I am all about dreaming big but here is the reality of those that will go pro in sports:
Based on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s own research from last year, a high school athlete’s odds of making the big leagues are minuscule.
High School Athletes who Play Professionally:
Men’s basketball: 0.03 percent
Women’s basketball: 0.02 percent
Football: 0.08 percent
Baseball: 0.51 percent
Men’s ice hockey: 0.10 percent
Men’s soccer: 0.03 percent
The reality is that there is a very low chance that a high school athlete will go pro. However, you may have the opportunity to use your athletic talent to get a college education.
Talk to your coach about what opportunities exist for you to go to college. There are plenty of open enrollment types of colleges (2 year and 4 year) that have sports teams that offer scholarships to players.
Looking forward to seeing you on campus!