In step 2 of the Big 5™ you devote time to a sport or club. Often, students attempt multiple sports. If you are accomplished and want to try more than one sport during a school year, then by all means go for it. The challenge with playing multiple sports begins with the fact that different sports require varying muscle memory. Not only that, but if you dedicate yourself to too many sports during a school year, you do not become a master of one. My philosophy is to become a master of one rather than a jack-of-all-trades.
Training in the off season will equip you to master the tryouts during the season as well as put you in position to make the varsity team earlier in your high school career, letter in the sport, and potentially gain visibility in front of college recruiters.
If you plan to play NCAA sports, be sure to register for the NCAA Clearinghouse so you will have all the minimum requirements met prior to college admission timelines. Additionally, recruiters look at the Clearinghouse as a place to learn about new potential recruits. Be sure to register as soon as you think you are interested in playing college sports but not later than your Junior year.
Consequently, if sports are not your thing, consider another fun activity to get involved in. Some options include the marching, concert, or symphonic band, a cultural club, a business club such as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), DECA, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), or student council where you can become one of the school leaders.
Always aim to be a valuable member to your group.
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