Continuing his argument that young athletes needed to be college and university ready in order to gain available scholarship, Andy Medas-King noted that both academics and sports needed to be at a high level. “As we would have discussed in part one of my awareness programme in educating the public about the importance of being ready for College and University, the mind set of parents needs to change with that of the 21st century. In Guyana, parents can only tell their kids what they know and that has its pros and cons,” Andy Medas-King opined.
“Preparing for College/University is a long term plan and it is something that every parent should have in mind and the best way to approach this is long term planning. Parents and coaches should know that in order to get an athlete into a division 1 College/University that it is going to be hard work.”
“Many times I spoke with parents and try to tell them what is a good pass score for the SAT (College Entrance exam) and they would share that their child have a score of around 900 usually, which I believe is too low.”
The US based athletics coach pointed out, “Any student that scores the minimum of 1410 on the SAT exam would be able to get an Academic Scholarship into one of the top 50 Colleges/Universities in the USA. In addition, a score of 1600 on the SAT will see a student-athlete gaining entry into a top 25 ranked institution.”
“The reason why I’m sharing this information is because I would like the potential athlete/student to have a benchmark to work with.
In my next article I will be addressing what can be done to improve athletes’ chances of getting into a College or University and where you can access this.”
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