- Study harder
- Study longer
- Don’t wait until the last minute to study
- Improve your time-management skills
- Attend study skills workshops
- Work with a tutor
- Ask teachers for extra help
- Study with a friend or group
- Attend summer school
- Take an intense course at a commercial learning center
Going that extra mile to improve your grades can mean the difference between receiving an athletic scholarship and losing out.
But what if you are already a senior who concentrated on lacrosse but ignored academics? There’s still hope. Although your chances might not be as good as someone with equal talent and better grades, there is a slight possibility that you may get a college coach to bat for you at the admissions office. Another alternative is the two year community college.
By now you should have a pretty good idea of whether you are on track, academically and athletically, for going on to college and competing in a collegiate sports program. The next chapter introduces you to the steps for getting started on your quest for a sports scholarship.