Check your Planning:
Look at the NCAA website and make sure you are compliant with the core subjects required by them. Ensure your marks are constantly improving, colleges look at grade progression.
Did your academic performance improve over your high school career or did you start to slack off?
Don't be shy to ask for help. Teachers and coaches are there to help and will appreciate your efforts to improve. Make sure your schedule is balanced. Are you following your calendar, if not, you may be overtaxing yourself, and it is bound to be counter-productive! A balanced schedule is an invaluable tool in time management.
Put together a Resumé (Summarised CV):
Write down your sports and academic achievements, your hobbies, work experience, community service and extracurricular activities. You also want to provide contactable references with numbers and email addresses.
Begin filming all your sporting events. Video footage is one of the primary ways USA College coaches will see you perform. Having a good highlights package will be invaluable during the recruitment process.
Make the most of your Holiday's:
Students who work, volunteer, play sports or take online classes are in a league of their own. Find an activity that builds on your interests, and you will be head and shoulders above your peers.
Make sure to read next weeks list for Grade 11's.
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