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College Sports Recruiting Seminar in Atlanta

There are 4 comments on the recruitingcamp.eventbrite.com story from Jul 5, 2012, titled College Sports Recruiting Seminar in Atlanta. In it, recruitingcamp.eventbrite.com reports that:

The College Recruiting Camp is a fun and interactive seminar for both the parents and the high school athlete who want to play at the college level. Coaches send your best players with their parents.

This is a free informational event for parents and high school athletes. The event will be lead by Jay Holgate, a regional scout for Metro Atlanta. Jay is also a frequent guest on sports radio around the South.

The goal is to help parents better understand the recruiting process, how the NCAA works and help your athlete get on track to get a college scholarship as early as possible.

According to the NCAA, only 2% of high school athletes receive a college scholarship. Competition for athletic scholarships is at an all-time high. Therefore it is necessary to use every advantage available to get ahead of the pack.

This seminar will be the first step in improving exposure, connecting to college coaches and getting on the right track to securing a college scholarship. Limited seats available for this event. No admittance at event without pre-registration.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at recruitingcamp.eventbrite.com.

Paul J

Quezon City, Philippines

#1 Jul 5, 2012
Great to have these kind of seminars. It's actually a strong way to promote sports, healthy living and preventing teenagers being involved with drugs.

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

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#2 Jul 5, 2012
Paul J wrote:
Great to have these kind of seminars. It's actually a strong way to promote sports, healthy living and preventing teenagers being involved with drugs.

It also spends a disproportionate amount of school resources for the limited number of students benefitted. But the real shame is how these bloated programs sell a lottery-esque dream of attaining a sports "career" that can be ended with the next accident (organized crime or not).

Sports events, when marketed the way we do these days, drive up all kinds of feelings and even bodily chemical changes, all of the aggressive! Makes you wonder if we might be predisposed to war. But if we're not, this would be a way to keep the war drums pounding. Think it's a stretch? Fine.

But consider how training a nation on video games for decades has reshaped the face of warfare in our dealings with the Taliban and such! Those tough, fearless jihadi a-holes are getting their arse handed to them by the class geek! I LOVE America.
Grobbbbbbbbb

“The Authority on SEC Sports!”

Since: Sep 07

Atlanta, Georgia

#3 Jul 7, 2012
The real travesty is when a really good high school athlete misses out on a college education because they don't know how the recruiting process works.

College sports are some of the best training programs in the world.

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#4 Jul 7, 2012
SECSportsReportdotcom wrote:
The real travesty is when a really good high school athlete misses out on a college education because they don't know how the recruiting process works.
College sports are some of the best training programs in the world.

Indeed they are, but they still serve a very small segment of the overall student population. Does this seminar also present an honest face to the students who don't show enough athletic ability? While you speak of that lone star player who doesn't reach full potential because of a paperwork error or a missed deadline, doesn't such a seminar guarantee the system will become clogged with more marginal players who managed to work the application process better? And wouldn't this lead to exactly the same problem for that lone, promising star athlete even if he does manage to get his paperwork figured out?

This whole thing is basically about perpetuating a source of entertainment at the expense of students who will most likely not see a career as an athlete. At the same time the program draws school resources from the kinds of instruction that will solve real problems facing humanity. And it's not a new problem. If you ever get a chance, watch "The Freshman" a Harold Lloyd silent film about a guy entering college. My favotite placard was "Tate, a giant football stadium, with a university attached".

It's time for America to wake up from the haze and take our place on top again. I don't deny the value of athletics, but we are losing the world without more academics in the hard stuff. And that side of the school needs MORE support than sports programs or we're cheering toward failure and marginalization.
Grob

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