Playing college lacrosse is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time, dedication, determination, and focus to reach this level in your athletic career, and even more to succeed. However, the benefits of playing collegiate sports are immeasurable. The personal and professional development that collegiate athletes experience in those short four years is amazing. At True Lacrosse, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing our players realize their dreams and gain entry to the college or university of their choice to continue their lacrosse careers. True Lacrosse founders, Mike Gabel and Jake Deane, were Division 1 athletes and they’ve attributed some of the growing success of TL to their collegiate experiences. Here are ways that college sports participation can contribute to a successful future in business.
We represent the True Family everywhere we go, on and off the field. The same family mentality rings true for collegiate sports teams. The collegiate family spans several generations and all over the world. College athletes have a community as soon as they walk on campus – their team and team alumni. Having access to this network when pursuing a future in business will have great benefits. Many collegiate networks have business owners that would be happy to help a fellow alumnus.
College athletes are on a strict schedule with practices, studying, games, travel, and classes. The organizational skills and focus required to balance academics and athletics will be a great asset as a business owner. Many business owners have to build that discipline while growing the business. However, collegiate athletes have four years of experience balancing multiple responsibilities.
The Financial Head Start
According to an article in CNBC, 44 million Americans collectively hold over $1.6 trillion in student debt. The burden of student loans is an experience that many collegiate athletes do not have to worry about. So, rather than concerning themselves with those financial burdens, college athletes are able to focus on being financially responsible for the greater good for all.