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Ahh! So, did everyone finally get a chance to exhale? We're just coming off our “Quiet Storm Time” - that small, three-week window that falls between Summer AAU and school, and here we are again, back to school!

tIf you haven’t already, register your child with the NCAA. Creating a profile is a gr head start of getting your kid headed toward proper clearinghouse...gearing up, I want to share the four most important things that us, as parents, should focus on at the beginning of the school year, especially if you have juniors and seniors. eat

  1. If you haven’t already, register your child with the NCAA. Creating a profile is a great head start of getting your kid headed toward proper clearinghouse.

  2. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by following these steps: Visit www.eligibilitycenter.org and read the two account descriptions. Decide if you would like to sign up with a Certification Account or Profile Page. If you plan for your child to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school, select the “Create an Account” button.

  3. Find out dates of SAT and ACT testing and register. Taking the test early is a good idea. The college board keeps six SAT scores on file, so getting a head start, junior year, will help your child achieve better scores. You can also take schedule your child to take the practice tests.

  4. As you start to consider your favorite college choices, have your child look up the academic requirements. Make sure your child is on track to graduate and taking the necessary courses to qualify for college. This can be really important, especially if your child has transferred schools during their first few years of high school.

Encourage your kids to make these last few years of high school their best year ever!


Stay focused and build strong relationships with their teachers and counselors because they will need those letters of recommendation very soon!

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