How to get your child/young athlete a College Scholarship

Posted by Andy Durham on July 29, 2015 at 11:17 am under High School | 5 Comments to Read

A very good and informative read from Langston Wertz Jr., with the high school sports department at the Charlotte Observer newspaper and the Charlotte Observer on-line…..

Langston Wertz says:

Want to get your kid a sports scholarship? Read this

Tip: Game tape is essential

Tip: Initial outreach should be via email or Twitter, not by phone

Warning: Only about 2 percent of high school athletes earn college scholarships

CLICK HERE to get the full read from Mr. Wertz and it is going to be well worth/Wertz your time…..


  • cooley said,

    Too many kids think that they are Division I players and do not commit to Division 2 or Division 3. Many times a big mistake.

  • HS FB FAN said,

    there’s kids playing d2 and 3 who could be playing d1. and kids playing d1 who should be d2 or 3.

  • charles pannell said,

    Even if a kid gets a BASEBALL scholarship the money is so limited most parents will not ever get back what they have spent in travel ball and showcase. Position players in baseball get around $1200-$1500 per year in Athletic Grant Money.Pitchers get $3000 to $3500 per year.
    Parents and kids should concentrate on the GPA and SAT instead of ERA and batting AVG. In baseball Division 3 pays out more in academic scholarships than Division 1 and 2 schools do in academic/athletic combined.

  • matter of opinion said,

    There are a lot of good players playing D2/D3 that clearly could have played D1 and there are many great programs at each level. I believe many of those that slip between the cracks often did not get the some level of marketing to D1 programs or did not participate with a quality coach/team/organization. Marketing a players ability is missing on a lot of teams. I agree with the article 100% that a well developed and placed highlight video can do wonders based on experience with past players. I would also suggest the earlier a player is presented to a program/coach the better. A player does not have to be program ready from day one when in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade but they should be able to demonstrate the basic skill sets and potential to be that player. Better than average size and speed goes a long ways in selling any player. I will also say all things even having a good/fair relationship with aau and college coaches/organizations is a must. Everybody talks to each other at some point and it absolutely helps when others are pushing your player(s) when asked by a college coach and it helps when others can call a coach on your players behalf. I am sure there are local high school coaches pushing their players but I personally do not know of many local high school coaches with good/strong relationships that extend to college coaches.

  • BULL DOG said,

    I AGREE WITH EVERYONE’S COMMENTS. ITS ABOUT THE BEST DEAL AN ATHELETE IS GOING TO GET.
    THERE’S A CERTAIN HS PLAYER THAT I KNOW WHO HAD OFFERS FROM D1 SCHOOLS, BUT CHOSE A D2 DUE TO FINANCES. HE RECEIVED A MUCH BETTER OFFER THAN MOST OF THE KIDS THAT SIGNED WITH A D1. VERY FEW GET A FULL RIDE AND MOST WALK ON’S PAY AND DON’T PLAY.