You Can Do More: Jeff Floyd 8/28
By Jeff Floyd former Truman High School Head Coach
It is not… getting recruited, that is.
It is not Rocket Science.
Here’s the deal… the concepts are simple, the actual “doing” tends to be much harder. There really is no “magic bullet”, sure-fire single thing that will get you a college scholarship. There really is no “miracle pill” that will get the college recruiters lining up at your door. Well, there really is a “miracle pill” that you can take, but it just takes four (or more) years and a lot of hard work to swallow!
What it boils down to is that over the next four years (if you are a freshman) you will be given literally thousands of choices that you will need to make. The result of these choices will either get you closer to your goal of being a college athlete and being rewarded for your hard work, or put you further away from your dream.
The sneaky thing, the really insidious thing, is that most of these choices by themselves aren’t “deal breakers”… making the right choice will not automatically earn you a college scholarship, and making the wrong choice will not prevent it. So it is easy to think at the time you have to make the choice, “oh, this is no big thing”. And you are right, this one single choice probably is NOT a big thing, but making these choices, good or bad, is incremental and cumulative.
I have seen student-athletes make these same types of choices over the last 30 years of my career. The athletes that make the majority of choices that positively impact their goal are FAR more likely to achieve that goal.
Here are some choices that bombard a typical high school athlete…
You get the idea, and could probably add more examples of choices you have had to make. These types of choices come up all the time… daily… and I am here to tell you that It Matters!
It is not easy – as I said this “Miracle Pill” takes four years and a lot of hard work to swallow. But you can do it… You Can Do More!
Remember – You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
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