Huntington School District student-athletes are invited to participate in a free virtual eligibility and scholarship workout coordinated by the New York State Athletic Administrators Association through Dynamite Sports.
The NCAA has recently made many changes to recruiting for all sports. Due to these changes and in order to help families navigate through the recruiting process, Dynamite Sports is hosting the free workshop, which can be viewed from the comfort and safety of the home on a computer or other electronic device.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Participants need to pre-register for the virtual workshop. Space is limited. Go www.dynamitesports.com and follow the instructions.
Blue Devil athletes who are interested in playing college sports are encouraged to be pro-active. “Are you concerned that you’re not getting noticed by college coaches?,” asks a promotional flyer for the event. “What most athletes don’t realize is that college coaches are out there, looking for athletes just like you. To connect with college coaches you have to be pro-active.”
The workshop is for parents and athletes in grades 8-12 that have aspirations of playing college sports. “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete” will be presented by national recruiting expert, Rick Wire and several special guests, including Indiana University basketball star and college coach of the year Sue Ramsey and Stanford graduate and nine year NFL veteran and CNN correspondent Coy Wire.
“I am inviting all athletes and their parents to participate in this exciting and informative event,” said Georgia D. McCarthy, Huntington UFSD director of health, physical education and interscholastic athletics.
The following areas will be covered:
- How to get noticed
- How to make sure your athlete will be academically eligible to play in college as a freshman
- How to get an athletic scholarship or grant
- How to set-up recruiting visits
- Why you should start as early as eighth grade?
- Why there are more opportunities at NCAA D-III, NAIA & junior colleges?
- Participants will also receive an SAT/ACT prep program