In this episode, I suggest that some athletes might want to consider switching sports in order to increase their chances of being recruited at the college level. This is not an easy path, nor a common one. It is fraught with pitfalls. For many athletes, however, so is staying the course. There may be thousands of athletes sitting on hidden talents that could be put to better use in the college athletic recruitment process. Two case studies show how it might work out.
0:01:40 Why even consider such a move?
0:04:31 How do I help my child get recruited?
0:05:02 Switch to a different sport?
0:05:30 Metrics matter
0:09:07 The sport itself matters
0:11:11 When does it make sense to switch?
0:14:40 Case Study #1 (lacrosse to water polo)
0:18:35 Case Study #3 (soccer to track)
0:20:50 Managing a switch is not easy
0:21:23 Checklist to make a decision
0:24:00 Hidden talent on the bench
0:24:40 Which transitions make sense?
0:27:24 Homework questions Follow us:
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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank (2X), etc. Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.