Monday, January 27, 2014

Colleges Recruiting Kids Who've Barely Started High School

Today's New York Times has an article certain to get a lot of attention - about colleges recruiting promising athletes - before they start high school. Here's a chilling excerpt. Read the whole thing by clicking here.

"In today’s sports world, students are offered full scholarships before they have taken their first College Boards, or even the Preliminary SAT exams. Coaches at colleges large and small flock to watch 13- and 14-year-old girls who they hope will fill out their future rosters. This is happening despiteN.C.A.A. rules that appear to explicitly prohibit it.
"The heated race to recruit ever younger players has drastically accelerated over the last five years, according to the coaches involved. It is generally traced back to the professionalization of college and youth sports, a shift that has transformed soccer and other recreational sports from after-school activities into regimens requiring strength coaches and managers." READ MORE