Talking-Soccer.com  

Go Back   Talking-Soccer.com > Soccer By Region / State > Region 1 > New York

Notices

New York Discussions about New York soccer.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 06-22-2017
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
You seem a little delusional. I find it funny.... so many parents talking about their coaches and contacts they have. You and your child have to go out and make your own contacts and sell yourself to the college you have interest in. Also 2-6 hrs a day 5-6 days a week for athletics?
Just remember the first thing a college coach will ask is ... How are your grades?
Not sure why you find it funny. A number of times a college coach has said to my daughter, "oh I know coach ____". Or my daughter could add or start a conversation with "coach ____ says hi". Club and coach connections has definitely had a little value to us. But ultimately, as you said, you have to make your own relationship.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-22-2017
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I've seen my sisters kids go through the recruiting process and believe me, I know how important the grades are, no coach wants a kid that might be at risk of academic ineligibility. Her grades are very good, averages about a 3.8-3.9 and takes a mix of accelerated and standard classes. Yes, I agree that 2-6 hours a day 5-6 days a week sounds like a lot (and at times it is), but it's usually right after school until about 5pm unless there's a game or meet (6 hours includes transportation and such) which is about twice a week. It's a balancing act for sure, and that's why the thought of adding an hour commute each way to a club that plays in a higher league, isn't something we're jumping at.

I also understand that she has to form her own relationships with college coaches and that no coach or even her parents can do that for her. But, it's nice to get some advice and an introduction from a club coach who has successfully sent players to a particular college program. I know she has to do it herself, but just like everything else in life, if she can get a positive recommendation from someone that a college coach trusts and has successfully worked with in the past, it's certainly helpful.

I'm not really sure why you would say I'm delusional, I actually think I'm pretty grounded in comparison to a lot of other parents out there. But hey, you're entitled to your opinion. At the end of the day what's most important , and I mentioned this in my original post, my kid is having fun and is happy.



Sorry about the "delusional" . Put it in their because you stated other SUSA parents were delusional. I assume the delusional ones you spoke of feel they are grounded also. That's great you have a plan and a path. People just have to understand there is no right or wrong path. Follow what works for your child's situation.
No need to impress me with grade point averages. I don't think I've ever seen a post about the child with the B or C average.... guess is doesn't exist on Long Island. Amazing how we are so far behind academically to other countries.
But your last sentence is the most important. Your child is having fun and is happy. That's what it's all about. Good Luck. It all goes by fast.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.