What it takes to go from high school to college sports

What it takes to go from high school to college sports


About 8 million high school students
participate in athletics across the nation, but only a small fraction go on
to play in college. Sportsline’s Lindsey Peterson went to find out what it takes
for those high school kids to get to the next level. Long gone are the days where
high school athletes go to their high school practice for an hour and a half
and call it a day. “Weights at 5 am at the high school, then I have school, and then after high school, I’ll hit for an hour and then
I’ll work out again, and then I’ll go throw and do my recovery.” Extra hours at
the gym are a must for young athletes wanting to
play at the next level. “You have to sacrifice friend groups, dates, everything.” “You can go to
practice for an hour and that’s great, but it’s what people are doing outside
of practice that takes them to the next level.” Dave and Carrie Stroshine own Stroformance, a gym specialized for young athletes. The Stroshines have even
worked with pros such as Taysom Hill, Eric Mica and Daniel Sorensen. So, it’s
safe to say they know what it takes to get athletes to the next level. “It’s a
year-round commitment to a lot of various aspects of each sport, like
that’s what it’s turned into.” 8.1% of female high school athletes and 6.2 of
male go on to play a sport in college. So besides God-given talent, what separates the good from the great? “But to be great, you have to be willing to do
what others are not.” And so what about the 93 percent of high school athletes
who also put in literal blood, sweat and tears for their sport but don’t go on to
play in college? Is it even worth it? 100 percent. 1,000 percent. If you can take these
lessons that you learn in sports and take the work ethic and take the
preparation and then attention to details,
and all those aspects that go along with what it takes to be a high level athlete,
then you’re gonna you’re gonna succeed in life.” In Pleasant Grove for
Sportsline, I’m Lindsey Peterson.


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