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Better Grades Mean More Opportunities

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Grades Matter

For many of you, school has started again. You might be thinking that you have so much talent that your high school grades won’t matter. Actually, your grades matter even MORE when you have the talent to play at the D1 level. To play at the D1 level, you have to have a minimum of a 2.3 grade point average in your core classes to be eligible to play during your first year. But that only means that you will be able to play for coaches who are comfortable recruiting players with the minimum GPA.

Athletic programs are under a lot of pressure to make sure that their athletes succeed in the classroom as well as on the field. If a coach sees you and your talent but doesn’t believe that you can maintain the grades you need to play in his program or graduate, he’ll keep looking for a guy who can. So, let’s say you’re a good enough athlete to deserve a good look from 3 schools but 2 of them have higher academic requirements. Instead of having the opportunity to choose between 3 schools, you only have the chance to play for one. What if the coach at that last school changes his mind? Better grades mean more opportunities. Period.

Better Grades Start with You

Make this year your year to turn your grades around. You can do a lot to improve your grades and get yourself more and better opportunities to play college ball even if you are starting your senior year. KPB is here to share ideas about how to get organized, study efficiently, and succeed on and off the field:

  • Get organized before your schedule gets too busy. To find out how, click here.
  • You can make studying easier (even if you hate studying) by learning the tips here.
  • Don’t forget that you need to do well on the ACT or SAT too. Here are some hints to help you prepare for those tests.
  • If you’re worried about staying eligible once you get to college, here’s some ideas to help you succeed.

Don’t wait. The earlier you start improving your grades, the easier it will be to make a big difference. Start now.

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