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  1. The Sports Training Academy Presented to Student-Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Athletic Directors, & Guidance Counselors By Maine Prince, BA, CSCS, USAW Philadelphia Sports Training Center

  2. Sports Training Academy Overview • Student-Athlete enrichment program • 24/7 life coaching and mentor support • Learn the College Recruiting Process • Prepare for life before, during, after college • Academic & Athletic training program • Weekly themes based on popular college majors

  3. Issues Addressed • No education or sports program for student-athletes • Graduation rate at 34% - Goal is 75% in 4 years • Traditional sports camps have 50 ppl per group • Sports injuries from lack of proper sports training • Demands of applying to college takes weeks/months • Preparing for SAT/ACT should lead up to test • Stay off the streets – Positive, friendly environment

  4. Academy Benefits • 8-week program to improve your quality of life • Strengthen opportunities to graduate high school • Prepare for upcoming College Admission Test • Get valuable exposure to college curriculum • Learn about various careers in the sports industry • Look forward to learning without boundaries • Focused on help student-athletes get better academically

  5. Sports Training Academy Principles Educate • Learn about a variety of career fields and popular college majors • Assignments given will prepare you for imposed demands of college life Enlighten • Learn what college coaches are looking for when recruiting for scholarships • There are more ways to become a pro in the sports industry with various careers Encourage • Positive words from instructors, counselors, and coaches at all times • Obtain knowledge about colleges to make a well-informed decision Empower • Take control of your own destiny without fear of failure • Sustain “Academic Integrity” to improve your opportunities for scholarships

  6. Prospective Student-Athletes • Must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average • In good standing in grades 7 – 12, boys / girls • Currently on any sports team roster • Parental Information must be completed • Complete the 8-week enrichment program • Attend all academic and athletic training sessions

  7. Student-Athlete Expectations • Be prepared to work on and off the field • Complete daily reports and weekly assignments • Actively participate in group sessions and events • Attend community service events and projects • Include parents in all daily activities • Graduate from high school and goto and college

  8. Parental Expectations • Be involved in all of your children’s activities • Make sure that your child has transportation • Plan, prepare, & cook meals at home 5 days/week • Attend your child’s presentation day on career day • Actively participate in college recruiting process • Volunteer at community service projects

  9. Academic Performance • Weekly enrichment themes from college majors • No unexcused absences from any sessions • Complete daily/weekly assignments given • Take College Admission Testing in Fall – junior year • Certificate of Completion and graduation • College letters of recommendation sent

  10. Athletic Performance • Be on time to all training sessions and dressed • In uniform at all times in class and on the field • Daily training on Speed – Agility – Quickness • All Strength & Conditioning rules obeyed • Bio feedback given to all trainers/coaches • Must give 150% in all training drills & exercises

  11. Academy Program Dates Fall Sports Student-Athletes June 22nd – August 14th Sports such as: Football Tennis Soccer Golf Winter Sports Student-Athletes July 6th – August 28th Sports such as: Basketball Wrestling Lacrosse Field Hockey

  12. Typical Daily Schedule

  13. Application Process • Referred by a sports team coach via email/phone • Complete a prospective student-athlete application • Submit application prior to the May deadline • Attend a group interview with other applicants • If eligible, schedule a one-on-one interview • When selected, receive a welcome packet of info.

  14. Academy Highlights • Similar ambitions, goals, and setting with peers • Instructed by former collegiate student-athletes • Weekly guest speakers from professional fields • Skills on career, leadership, character, and life • Research self-selected Top 75 colleges to attend • “Importance of Education & Impact of Sports”

  15. College Recruiting Process • The earliest NCAA recruiting process begins • Improving your sports skills and academics • Progressing year after year on & off the field • Being A Prospective Student-Athlete • Recruiting Periods & NCAA Calendar • Collegiate Athletic Associations in the U.S.

  16. Academy Locations

  17. Probability of Life after high school

  18. Economic Impact of a College Degree • Average Salaries in a lifetime • High School Diploma = $500K • Associates Degree = $1 Million • Bachelor’s Degree = $3 Million • Graduate Degree = $5 Million • Based on working life span up to age 65

  19. College City ST Albright College Reading PA Carlisle PA Dickinson College Lancaster PA Franklin and Marshall College Gettysburg PA Gettysburg College Huntington PA Juniata College Wilkes-Barre PA King's College Annville PA Lebanon Valley College Allentown PA Muhlenberg College Greensburg PA Seton Hill University Selinsgrove PA Susquehanna University Collegeville PA Ursinus College Open Enrollment Colleges in PA

  20. Yes, We Can…Graduate • Goal is to Graduate “On Time” • Making a Change to Move Forward • Be realistic about your opportunities • Participation in sports is a privilege • Collegiate playing days is limited • Taking your Athletic Career to the Next Level

  21. Questions

  22. Questions / Feedback Appreciated • Questions about the content of the program • Want to know how to get nominated • We want to make sure you get what you want • How can we make sure that you graduate • When do you prepare for college life • What types of careers are you interested in

  23. Contact PSTC 267-940-PSTC