In this episode, I discuss how important it can be to steer your child into a sport that maximizes their potential. In particular, their potential to use sports as a lever to get into a college of their choice. These days, college admissions has become such a black box, that being a recruited athlete has become one of the most predictable ways of securing a spot at one of the growing list of untouchable colleges and universities. What sport would be best for your child? When should you begin to steer them in that direction? What if they don't take the bait? When is it too late? How much of a role does their physical attributes play? What about geography?
0:00:55 Youth sports at age 5
0:01:15 Which sport is best?
0:09:15 Pay attention early
0:10:05 What's a parent to do?
0:11:25 Consider these items before registering
0:14:47 Metrics 0:15:55 Sports for shorter athletes
0:16:35 The sweet spot
0:17:10 Practical examples
0:21:40 Team vs individual sports
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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.