The opinions range from, “Outraged” to “This can work”, when you examine the Central Carolina Sports Academy(CCSA), brainchild of local sports entrepreneur Clayton Banner….
Some parents are outraged saying this has been a total disaster while others like today’s responder say this might just work as a Sports/Academic educational outreach if properly positioned….
Let’s continue to hear from all of you on this subject and here is what we have for you today on the Central Carolina Sports Academy from one of our readers…(We have been receiving many responses on this topic and will continue to field these on a daily basis.)
Here is what needs to be understood about CCSA.
1. They are a club team that provides educational services as an adjunct. They use local community colleges, online courses and Brittain Academy to accomplish this task. They do not recieve financial aid the student does and should use the money for education and expenses.
2. They do not give out Scholarships! They provide a place for kids who have under achieved in academics a chance to play. Do some research on juco programs for football and you will find they are very rare on the east coast.
3. They are a first year program that took a chance and did not fully understand what was all involved and made a bunch of mistakes along the way.
4. They are getting out of the high school prep business smart decision take a look at the prep basketball route in North Carolina and you will find more fraud than CCSA ever thought of.
5. It takes a lot of money to run a football team so when payments that are expected are delayed or not recieved it ripples down and causes problems across the board.
What is not being mentioned is that kids from CCSA are moving on to get a free education at bigger schools that do give out scholarships.
I beleive if you did the math that a player at CCSA has better chance of getting a free ride than the other option which is nothing in our area. Check out tuition at other post grads!
I have done my research and know what is out there and CCSA is not perfect. However, they can get it done if they get more organized and become more selective on their admissions.