Information on Paradise Valley Community College softball tickets, NCAA and NAIA recruiting, sports scholarships, scores, NJCAA player stats, and rankings. For college-bound students, applying to college has many steps, and for student-athletes who plan on playing college sports there are additional factors to take into consideration, such as time-management, strength building, and weight-loss. Not all recruiting is done like NCAA Division I football and basketball. NAIA college coaches have less rules on when they are allowed to talk with recruits, and NJCAA scouts may show up at your high school games without any notice. College coaches at different division levels have different recruiting practices. Use your summer break to increase speed, and build muscle mass. It's important to keep coaching staff updated that you are training hard throughout the off-season. |
Intercollegiate athletics program information follows, where available. Students must meet specific eligibility requirements each year to participate in sports, and to receive financial aid at college. Most college and university team rankings, along with the latest scores, can be found below. You may be able to compete either at intercollegiate levels for competitive sports, or simply play intramural sports to make new friends.
Althletic Scholarship Information
You don't have to quarterback the university football team to a state championship to earn an athletic scholarship. Most major sports that are able to field a team in intercollegiate competition have sports scholarships available. From women's gymnastics to men's track and field, coaches are seeking players to build a team around. That leadership role often is accompanied by a full-scholarship. The best time to begin searching for scholarships is before your senior year, in order to meet deadlines. Schools confirm that it is important to file financial aid forms such as the CSS Profile early in the school year.
There are several scholarship databases available online. With more than 1.5 million scholarships worth more than $3.4 billion, the FastWeb.com scholarship search is the largest, most accurate and most frequently updated sports scholarship database. Average players often ask whether there are any sports scholarships available for them. Indeed there are, though you'll have to show a pattern of improvement, and be ready to sacrifice yourself for the team. Take stock of your athletic abilities as you mature through high-school. Information about the number and amount of scholarships can be found in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Junior College Athletic Association
United States Collegiate Athletic Association
National Christian College Athletic Association
Association of Christian College Athletics
So, you've been recruited, or made it past a walk-on tryout. That's when the real challenge starts. You still
have to make it through daily practices, and several rounds of cuts. A college team practice is far more
physical than high school, because the players are so much better. Returning players are put through their
paces, run drills, lift weights, and do the running that comes with being on the team. Freshman and walk-ons,
on the other hand, are special targets for the coaching staff, looking to test their ability. They are forced to run
sprints and do agility drills, to see who's ready to quit before the game even starts.
Some players quit sports because they can't make the grade academically, after heavy lifting, running and long practices. Away games only add to the time commitment of being a student-athlete. Others quit because they
are sick of getting their butts whipped on a daily basis. What you're left with after the dust settles, is the real
team. Those are the folks you lift with, and often live with as well. To succeed in practice, and actually make
the team, here are some rules to follow. Sure, you knew most of these, but do you actually do them?
Keep your eyes on the ball. Sacrifice your body if you must, but don't drop the ball. Watch the ball all the way into your hands, and get a good initial grip. Your sixth sense needs to be
developed to stay aware of other players at the same time. Always maintain a positive attitude, especially when you're in pain, or losing a game. Be a good sport, and
keep trying. Believe you'll be successful, act like you'll get the job done, and then go out and make it happen.
Orthopedics, the strength of bone:
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Every student needs to purchase health insurance, and that goes double for student-athletes. Sports injuries that require immediate treatment include the following conditions.
Knee Dislocation Surgery
Hand and Arm
Soft Tissue Hand Injury
Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain
Online Courses - MOOCsIf a high school student is passionate about going to a particular college, but doesn't have the grades, he or she may try to apply for a degree major that is less popular, or harder for the school to fill. Pursue your career interests, not high-paying starting salaries, and your overall job earnings will reflect the enthusiasm that you bring to your work, increasing over time as you gain business experience. If you focus your prospective degree choice on salary alone, there is the risk that you may suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers.
Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending college, and you might end up earning a lot of money as a highly-skilled, technical consultant, or by starting your own small business. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, and offer a variety of learning platforms, utilizing cloud-based software and Google apps.
An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree earned on campus. Udemy online learning, a site which allows anyone to build (or take) online courses, is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Khan Academy now offers over 3,900 micro-lectures available via YouTube. Coursera, another online-learning software platform, has millions of enrolled students around the world. Through MIT Open Courseware online classes, educators can improve development of their curricula, making their instruction more effective.
Other colleges near Phoenix, Arizona:
Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Phoenix. It's a good idea to compare
all schools in the area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online, to save on tuition fees. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. According to the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates are twice as likely to find employment as those without a college degree in today's competitive job market. Further, it may be possible to receive degree credit via Advanced Placement exams, as well as through honors classes that you've taken.
Financial aid deadlines are typically scheduled well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.
|College Guide||Phone||In-state Tuition||Out-of-state Tuition||Student Body Size||Request Info|
|(480) 966-3000||$$$$||$$$$|| medium ||
|The Bryman School of Arizona|
|(602) 274-4300|| $$$ || $$$ || medium ||
|Fortis College Phoenix|
|(602) 254-3099|| $$$ || $$$ || very small ||
|Brookline College Phoenix|
|(602) 242-6265|| $$$ || $$$ || medium ||
|Arizona Christian University|
|(602) 489-5300|| $$$ || $$$ || very small ||
|Roberto Venn School of Luthiery|
|(602) 243-1179|| $$ || $$ || very small ||
|(602) 264-2492|| $ (low)|| $$ || large ||
|The University of Phoenix Online|
|(866) 766-0766|| $$$ || $$$ ||very large||
|Brookline College Tucson|
|(520) 748-9799|| $$$ || $$$ || small ||
|Chandler Gilbert Community College|
|(480) 732-7000|| $ (low)|| $$ || large ||
|Arizona State University|
|(480) 965-9011|| $$ ||$$$$||very large||
|Midwestern University Glendale|
|(623) 572-3200|| $ (low)|| $ (low)|| medium ||
|Carrington College Tucson|
|(520) 888-5885|| $$$ || $$$ || n/a ||
|(877) 350-2100||$$$$||$$$$|| medium ||
|(520) 515-0500|| $ (low)|| $$ || large ||
|Scottsdale Community College|
|(480) 423-6000|| $ (low)|| $$ || large ||
|Central Arizona College|
|(520) 494-5444|| $ (low)|| $$ || large ||
|University of Advancing Technology|
|(602) 383-8228|| $$$ || $$$ || medium ||
Online Course Listings
Given the need for students to cut costs, it's a good idea to browse the various online courses that you can take. Whether you're working full-time, or already a student at a regular degree program, you can take classes online that may complete requirements, especially in lower-level courses. Conversely, if you have trouble completing a particular subject, like organic chemistry or statistics, taking the class online can help you pass. You don't have to take notes because everything is recorded, and you can review videos as many times as you want to.