The Road to "Georgetown" Begins with a Vision

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2018

A friend of mine attended a very nice small college in Pennsylvania. Several years ago, she had gotten together with her college girlfriends for somewhat of a college reunion. Instead of reuniting at their alma mater, they chose the Georgetown area of D.C. due it's central location for all.

While they were there, they visited the Georgetown University campus. She had never been to Georgetown. If you have never been there, it is so beautiful. The atmosphere is unbelievable. The history is amazing. The cobblestones. The buildings. Just beautiful.

 

After her weekend there, she said, “If I had known in high school that there was a college like Georgetown, I would have worked a lot harder.” Her statement struck me. What she is really saying is, "If I had the vision to go to a school like Georgetown, I would have worked much harder in high school to assure that I could go to an elite school like that." So,...

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For Most Student-Athletes, the Key to the Recruiting Process is Good Grades

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2018

There has been a lot written lately about how parents can help their child improve on-field performance and by doing so, improve their child’s collegiate recruiting profile. However, for most student-athletes, academic performance will prove to be the critical determining factor in their success as potential college recruits. Academic performance in the recruiting process receives far less focus than it should. Good grades represent the most significant upside opportunity for enhancing a student-athlete’s recruiting profile and overall appeal. Perhaps more importantly, it is one of the only things that the student-athlete and the family can actually control. 

The harsh reality is that all the money and energy families put into the recruiting process mean little if student-athletes are unable to achieve the grades necessary to be admitted to their college of choice. Admissions requirements for lacrosse players are statistically challenging. At the moment, there are...

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Success: One Play (or Grade) at a Time

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2018

If you are trying to win a game, how do you do it? How would you approach each game? Probably, you would focus your energy leading up to a particular game by practicing what you will do in that game. Your coach may have some film on the team you are about to play so that you know what you’re going to see when you face them yourself. So you study film, run some of their plays in practice, notice what they do defensively, etc.

Basically, you prepare. As athletes, and as teams, we work hard to make sure that we are prepared for an upcoming contest. You will put in two to three hours a day to make sure that you and your team are ready. So what’s the difference for academic performance?

Each day we go to school and try to prepare ourselves for tests, quizzes, papers, and life in general. Athletes understand what it takes to be prepared for a game. We need to apply these techniques and philosophies to our studies.

If you go into a game unprepared, you are not giving yourself...

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