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What is the best way to gat an athletic scholarship?

I play baseball for my local school but I am home-schooled.

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Paul’s Answer

Since you are home schooled, you will most likely need a boost to get the attention of the colleges or universities.

You might consider putting together an Athletic Resume and Cover Letter.

This is similar to a job resume, where instead of trying to get a job, you are going to be attempting to get an athletic scholarship.

There are examples of athletic resumes and cover letters online, and as you can see, just like particular job skills, you will be emphasizing your athletic abilities, positions played, academic skills, athletic awards, and other areas of your athletic career.

Once you complete your letter and resume, I would send it directly, through regular postage mail, to the coach of the universities you wish to attend. They literally get thousands of emails, so you want your envelope to land directly on their desk.

By doing this you will gain their attention, and can emphasize the possible ways you can benefit their team. So, it is much like trying out for a job. And you will most likely hear back from them.

I have used these resumes and cover letters with great success with my student athletes.
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Christopher’s Answer

Hi Hector! In addition to what Paul said, you could reach out to your current coach to help you. I will also post some resources below because there are some agencies that help student-athletes get scholarships and placements.

Kind Regards!

Christopher recommends the following next steps:

https://www.athleticscholarships.net/?eid=28369&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=athnet&utm_content=search-exact-brand-1
https://athletesusa.org/
https://www.ussportsscholarships.com/
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Colbe’s Answer

Hector - i'd recommend continuing your development through your high school team. Ask the coaches if they have other teams or activities you could participate in (development opportunities like strength training, skill development, clinics, etc.). In the state of Florida, there are a ton of extra Baseball related options (travel teams, training facilities, etc.). Obviously this comes with an additional cost, so make sure that you are able to either afford these types of trainings or look to get something that is lower/no cost (finding teammates). After the skill building & the help of your coach (they should be able to speak on your behalf to local colleges/universities & give you a gauge for your talent level.). I'd research some websites of current HS baseball athletes that are committed to a college to see where you stand athletically (while being realistic). Happy to continue this conversation as I was a college baseball player (Divison 3 catcher from a smaller HS in PA). As a former college, HS and travel coach, i'd be happy to help!
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