Athletic Achievement

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College Admissions Process for Student Athletes


If your kids are interested in competing in NCAA sports, it's time to learn about the college admissions process for athletes. Register for an NCAA Eligibility Center Account Students who want to compete in NCAA Sports must first register and create an account with the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly the Clearinghouse). Plan to register prior to freshman year of high school. There are three types of accounts. Select the account best suited to the [...]

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Play Sports, Get Better Grades


Students who participate in sports dedicate a substantial portion of their time to practice and competition. At first glance, it may seem as if sports distracts or even hurts academic performance. However, studies show that the opposite is true. Physical Exercise Increases Brain Function The exercise a player exerts as an athlete increases brain functionality. This fosters an improved mood, greater clarity in studies, and higher academic performance. Further, committing to a team and [...]

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What is a Youth Travel Team


When kids show potential and an interest in playing sports at a highly competitive level, parents should understand both the opportunities as well as the sacrifices involved with participating in youth travel teams. Youth Sports Travel Teams Explained A travel team is comprised of young athletes who show significant potential and dedication to a sport. As the name implies, they regularly compete at out-of-town locations. But, there is more to it than simply the [...]

Characteristics of Success