I played a few high school sports, but was never good enough to receive an athletic scholarship for college. But I just assumed that was the case. I don’t know for sure that a college somewhere wouldn’t have given me a partial scholarship or tuition discount. I never even tried for an athletic scholarship – just assumed I wouldn’t be of interest to college coaches.
But I will do it differently when my kids are a little bit older.
When they are in high school, I will definitely sign them up for the NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network and see what happens. It is a FREE way to create a profile for your kids that college scouts and coaches look at for potential candidates. Again – it is FREE! So why not try every angle I can to help offset college costs?