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20 hours ago, RmoorePE said:

Coaches say things like " kids are student- athletes, that means student first." Then they give you the off season schedule- 6 AM individual workout, team lunch tutoring, 4 PM team workout, 7 pm shoot around. Only the best of the best can do it, congrats to the parents who's kids can make this work. As a mediocre student, I could not.

 

Son calls it the Grind.  If you aren't willing to grind, then college life isn't for you.  Never went to college myself.  Just image what some of these kids give up just for a chance to play and maybe  a few extra bucks in the college account.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, leezer99 said:

 

Why are you so worried about this?  Perform and there won't be an issue.

 

I personally don't think for most kids performance is going to be an issue if they work their butts off and do what they needed to do get it in the first place.  You can control that.

 

What worries me is when Coaches change or  the coach decides to tell them how to play or they just are plain unreasonable. If a school has a very high tuition it's a bigger problem then a public school with low tuition.  Easy to see why you would choose a great public school because Athletic scholarship money may not even be needed.

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4 minutes ago, tiger1873 said:

 

I personally don't think for most kids performance is going to be an issue if they work their butts off and do what they needed to do get it in the first place.  You can control that.

 

What worries me is when Coaches change or  the coach decides to tell them how to play or they just are plain unreasonable. If a school has a very high tuition it's a bigger problem then a public school with low tuition.  Easy to see why you would choose a great public school because Athletic scholarship money may not even be needed.

 

The biggest reason many private schools have trouble recruiting for equivalency sports is tuition.  Why do you think there are very few golf powerhouse legacies at private schools?  In state tuition at UCLA is about $14,000... go 5 miles down the road to USC and you're paying $58,000.  I don't care if you get a 50% scholarship at USC, you're still paying twice the full tuition at UCLA without a scholarship.

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2 minutes ago, tiger1873 said:

 

I personally don't think for most kids performance is going to be an issue if they work their butts off and do what they needed to do get it in the first place.  You can control that.

 

What worries me is when Coaches change or  the coach decides to tell them how to play or they just are plain unreasonable. If a school has a very high tuition it's a bigger problem then a public school with low tuition.  Easy to see why you would choose a great public school because Athletic scholarship money may not even be needed.

You might be going about the recruiting piece wrong.  You are worried about "what ifs".

 

There is a checklist you need to develop as a family.

 

How far away from home.

What might you major in

  - This might determine which schools

Level of play

Public vs Private

You can probably come up with 50-60 schools within that.

Then look at the current roster.  Is there more than 2 spots for that year.  Personally if there wasn't 3 2021 we didn't bother.

How long has the coach been there.  My first question during unofficial visits.  How long do you plan on being here?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, leezer99 said:

 

The biggest reason many private schools have trouble recruiting for equivalency sports is tuition.  Why do you think there are very few golf powerhouse legacies at private schools?  In state tuition at UCLA is about $14,000... go 5 miles down the road to USC and you're paying $58,000.  I don't care if you get a 50% scholarship at USC, you're still paying twice the full tuition at UCLA without a scholarship.

 

 

I agree for the most part it hard for a private school to compete. based on tuition  In one the many camps we attended the coach emphasized how they work on getting  a total package for a someone who signs with them and how that is actually the most important thing to look for.

 

I really liked that coach but she is no longer the coach at that school. The new coach changed the roster a lot and it appears they are moving in a different direction. 

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1 hour ago, tiger1873 said:

 

I personally don't think for most kids performance is going to be an issue if they work their butts off and do what they needed to do get it in the first place.  You can control that.

 

What worries me is when Coaches change or  the coach decides to tell them how to play or they just are plain unreasonable. If a school has a very high tuition it's a bigger problem then a public school with low tuition.  Easy to see why you would choose a great public school because Athletic scholarship money may not even be needed.

Man I wish my life was so simple that I had worries like that.  

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4 hours ago, TripleBogeysrbetter said:

 

Congrats to you on raising a good kid. We dropped my oldest off at college a couple weeks back. She had interest from smaller schools for volleyball, but had no interest in them. She told me last week she is glad she decided just to be a student. I thought maybe it was because her degree in Accounting/Business was taking a lot of time, but it is mostly the freedom and parties (lol).

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22 minutes ago, RmoorePE said:

Congrats to you on raising a good kid. We dropped my oldest off at college a couple weeks back. She had interest from smaller schools for volleyball, but had no interest in them. She told me last week she is glad she decided just to be a student. I thought maybe it was because her degree in Accounting/Business was taking a lot of time, but it is mostly the freedom and parties (lol).

Yea.  Mine is a little unique in being a Student athlete and then having ROTC requirements as well.  Some days he says its a struggle to just do laundry and HW.  His Tuesday as I mentioned he is getting into bed until after 10pm and thats starting the day around 4:50am.

 

Never a party kid so i guess that helps.

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2 hours ago, TripleBogeysrbetter said:

Yea.  Mine is a little unique in being a Student athlete and then having ROTC requirements as well.  Some days he says its a struggle to just do laundry and HW.  His Tuesday as I mentioned he is getting into bed until after 10pm and thats starting the day around 4:50am.

 

Never a party kid so i guess that helps.

Rules for a successful college experience: Sleep more than you study, study more than you party and party as much as you can!

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8 hours ago, leezer99 said:

 Why do you think there are very few golf powerhouse legacies at private schools?  

 

Mostly it's because golf teams earn essentially no revenue for the school. 

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11 hours ago, pbuck said:

This is not true... I know from first hand experience the University of Tennessee for a long time has promised kids a full ride scholarship as a recruiting tactic then slowly decreases their scholarship throughout their college career. 

 

Where are you getting this from?

This is my understanding after doing research during my kids recruitment. 
It was always spelled out this way by the college coaches, college athletic compliance people , and sometimes the college athletic director, on the 4 or 5 unofficial visits I made with my kid, it was also stated this way in the 3 official visits that my kid took alone. 


 


 

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15 hours ago, chrissdc said:

This is my understanding after doing research during my kids recruitment. 
It was always spelled out this way by the college coaches, college athletic compliance people , and sometimes the college athletic director, on the 4 or 5 unofficial visits I made with my kid, it was also stated this way in the 3 official visits that my kid took alone. 


 


 

It probably varies between athletic departments, conferences, and divisions. That's not an official NCAA ruling though.

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21 hours ago, Fairway14 said:

 

Mostly it's because golf teams earn essentially no revenue for the school. 

Non revenue meaning tickets and sport gear 100% agree. Do booster donate money for the kids scholarship?  Yes

Are the kids on full rides?  No. 

 

What is the college giving up?  Some merit and athletic money.  Hours from the AD, ADA, trainers and compliance officers.  Losing money?  NO

 

What is the college getting?  Potential 10 kids that were never coming to that school.  Total cost of attendance 28K.  Schools gives 10K in Aid and scholarships.

The school gets potential 10 scholars or even 20 counting if both a women's and men's team.

 

That adds to the school over numbers of scholars in that division.  Increases the school marketing.  Lets face it better chance of getting golf kids with 3.5-4 GPA than football.

Adds to the graduation % of that school.

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6 hours ago, TripleBogeysrbetter said:

Non revenue meaning tickets and sport gear 100% agree. Do booster donate money for the kids scholarship?  Yes

Are the kids on full rides?  No. 

 

What is the college giving up?  Some merit and athletic money.  Hours from the AD, ADA, trainers and compliance officers.  Losing money?  NO

 

What is the college getting?  Potential 10 kids that were never coming to that school.  Total cost of attendance 28K.  Schools gives 10K in Aid and scholarships.

The school gets potential 10 scholars or even 20 counting if both a women's and men's team.

 

That adds to the school over numbers of scholars in that division.  Increases the school marketing.  Lets face it better chance of getting golf kids with 3.5-4 GPA than football.

Adds to the graduation % of that school.


Here is another positive to add to the list

 

 

I was  told a the golf teams do a lot fundraising for the school with big donors. I do not know if that true. However it does make sense that donors would like playing with a college golfer.

 

I have a feeling Back in the day t boone Pickens spent a lot time with the OSU alum on their course.

 

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On 9/29/2021 at 8:42 AM, Fairway14 said:

 

1/4 scholarships for college golf are  usual, half less common, and full scholarships are rare. If a kid's golf course performance does not justify him/her earning a scholarship for the next year, he/she is still welcome to stay in the program and compete for a spot on the team's  tournament roster. 

 

Thank you. People think full scholarships are handed out like it's candy. Those usually are for the Spieth, Scheffler, Wolf, and Hovlands of the world...

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I have known of a DIII golfer who basically had her coach run her off because she broke her ankle, and thus couldn't play.  Was snapped up by a D1 school quickly, so it worked out.  But while coaches don't cut due to performance, it is my understanding that they(a certain breed of coaches, not all) have no shame in, shall we say, "encouraging" the athlete to leave.  Make a situation bad enough and then when they leave, "I didn't cut them due to their performance, it was of their own accord."

 

I think parents really need to figure out whether the coach sees players as tools to build their legacy, or if the coach sees the job as helping these kids to become better at the sport or as people.  The Wisconsin men's basketball situation recently is far from an isolated situation.  Every coach claims the latter, but...

 

As to the transfer comment earlier in the thread, I agree it's strange the stigma that seems to be out there.  I read somewhere once that something like 50% of all college students transfer once in their time in school.  If athletes are supposed to be students as well, why wouldn't they transfer? 

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On 9/27/2021 at 7:17 AM, tiger1873 said:

 

I heard that a lot kids don't cut in college and get dropped after the 1st year / semester.  Not sure the percentage but a few people told me it's a high number especially for girls.

 

I am sure there are many reason behind why this happens.  

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On 9/29/2021 at 10:33 AM, leezer99 said:

 

The biggest reason many private schools have trouble recruiting for equivalency sports is tuition.  Why do you think there are very few golf powerhouse legacies at private schools?  In state tuition at UCLA is about $14,000... go 5 miles down the road to USC and you're paying $58,000.  I don't care if you get a 50% scholarship at USC, you're still paying twice the full tuition at UCLA without a scholarship.

Private schools like Vandy can also give out virtually unlimited scholarships while public schools typically cannot so I’m not sure your point is we’ll taken. That’s why a school like Vandy can compete in the SEC in baseball and golf. 
 

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