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Differences Between High School and College Sports

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Differences between High school and college sports

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Jesus Marquez II

Student Athletes are curious about the differences between high school and college sports. If you are truly into the game or are around it you can tell the change of speed how much it increases in different levels. Not just the game itself but also how much time and effort u put in and off the court.

The practice hours will be completely new. They will be much more intense and longer. In high school the average practice hours a week are 10 to 12 hours but in college it is 40 hours a week alone on athletics! The average high school and college student athlete spending an additional half their hours of working on the field or court.

Now as being a what they call a “student athlete” as in student first athlete second in college you would be expected to be an Athlete because school your still in school because you have to be there. College coaches don’t get paid by the amount of hours they get paid by wins and losses so they need all their players eligible to play. In high school 98% of athletes graduate but in college it drops to about 87% graduation rate.

Now, the speed of the game does change an unbelievably amount and you will mainly see the big change is from freshman to varsity and then varsity to college. In college there really isn’t levels to play like freshman, Jv, and varsity its just a basketball team. A freshman in college can be training at the same as a 21 and 22 year old.

Over 7% of high school athletes (about 1 in 14) went on to play in college and less than 2% of high school athletes (1 in 54) went on to play at NCAA division in school. (2016-2017)

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Differences Between High School and College Sports