Just witnessed a special treat for 14 Trinity Christian Football Players and 10 other athletes signing their National Letters of Intent to continue their sports and academic careers. It reminds you of how limited the opportunities are to continue at the next level. One athlete was selected for Stanford University, a prestigious west coast university known for it’s academics and an interesting fact was shared. 47 thousand apply annually, 10 thousand have perfect SAT scores and only 1,400 are accepted. Kind of like the NFL or professional sports which is even tougher and only a few make it there. Interesting too was one choose to stay closer to home than a long time commitment far away, one to choose a school where a teammate attended, and one kept all in suspense until the last moment of his choice.
True there is more to life than sports and each athlete was grateful for their coaches and family. Two things which are essential, good support and positive not toxic relationships. Bottom line, do your best, stay in school and keep following your dreams.