Thursday night’s Zoom virtual workshop on the college athletics recruiting process is a must view for every student-athlete at Huntington High School and J. Taylor Finley Middle School and their parents. The 60 minute presentation will kick-off at 7 p.m. sharp.
To participate in Thursday’s Zoom presentation click on this link: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/6491340614.
The Huntington Booster Club is sponsoring the workshop in cooperation with Huntington UFSD’s athletic department.
Are you a student interested in playing sports in college, but finding yourself in limbo due to COVID-19? Are you the parent, grandparent, coach or mentor of a middle or high school student? Are you an underclassman not sure if you want to participate in college athletics, but wanting to cover all bases just in case?
Titled “Character Matters,” the presentation is billed and “an intense educational one-hour workshop addressing important daily issues like the dangers of social media, the need for students to volunteer in their community and the importance of anti-bullying.”
The workshop will be led by Mark Leinweaver of Perfect Playcement, An agent for Major League Baseball players he educates parents, students and coaches on how to best approach the college selection and recruiting process beginning with a simple, realistic and logical plan in trying to play at the next level.
During the one hour workshop Mr. Leinweaver will discuss his proven philosophy, which begins with student-athletes actively participating on their varsity high school and summer teams and wanting to play at the college level, but needing to identify and pursue that “perfect” college first and the sport second.
Important decision-making factors that are too often overlooked, include finding a school that is right in student body size; a comfortable proximity from home; has the desired areas of study; offers extracurricular activities; has the proper level of competition.
Mr. Leinweaver will also discuss how a player can maximize the downtime brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve their goals. The presentation has been popular across the country, including at Suffolk high schools.
“Everyone is welcome to join us for this free informative presentation,” said Georgia D. McCarthy, Huntington’s director of physical education, health and interscholastic athletics. “We are thrilled that the Huntington Booster Club has funded this intiative.”