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what is the best way to play basketball or football in college

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Aaron’s Answer

Play organized basketball and football in high school. Private clubs and community leagues are also a good option. Let them know that your are interested in playing sports at the collegiate level. Ask them if they prepare athletes for college sports both on and off the field. GET GOOD GRADES -- learn about NCAA Proposition 42 and Proposition 48. For example, Proposition 48 is an NCAA regulation that stipulates minimum high school grades and standardized test scores that student-athletes must meet in order to participate in college athletic competition.

Athletics can be an excellent vehicle for gaining access to higher education. Although the life of a student-athlete is very rewarding, it is also very challenging, demanding, and the competition is stiff for a limited number of available slots. That said, it is not impossible and the most dedicated student-athletes are able to achieve a great deal of success if they are willing to work hard, both in athletics and in life.

Speak to teachers, coaches, and other athletes in your community and school for more guidance and information. Also be open to other options for athletic participation at the collegiate level such as athletic trainers, statisticians, and personal trainers. This will also open your mind to the numerous career opportunities in the field of athletics for college and beyond.
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M’s Answer

Practice, Practice, Practice! Listen, Listen, Listen! Be a sponge. Ask questions. Put in the hard work. And MOST important, have a plan. Have a plan of what you want to study in College. You will always have your education and be able to plan your life in the event you get hurt or injured.

GOOD LUCK!!!
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Zach’s Answer

Self-promotion is a great way to get noticed by coaches. Post film to services like Huddl, YouTube, and social media. Work with coaches and trainers to continue to develop. Never shut yourself off to an opportunity from any level of school. Take as many visits to schools as you can and talk to academic advisors because being a college athlete is very time-consuming and you do have to manage your studies and athletic endeavors at the same time. Pick a school, major, and campus you're comfortable with because coaches come and go.
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Andy’s Answer

Hi Tony,

There are a variety of ways you could potentially play at the college level. It would really depend on what stage/level you would like to play at. One way to potentially play college basketball is to focus on schools outside of the major conferences. You may want to look at mid-major colleges and see if there is an opportunity to walk-on to the team as there could be a need for bodies.

The walk-on experience could still be very rewarding as you will practice along with the team and participate in team activities. In my experience, the walk-ons were every bit part of the team and traveled as well. College basketball is a very unique experience and can be very rewarding. If your goal is to be apart of CBB, this is one potential avenue to explore.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Andy
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