As the final recruiting period for track and field approaches, there are a couple of facts that are important. Only 1.3% of male high school track and field athletes and 1.8% of female athletes go on to compete at the NCAA Division I level. Sobering numbers, so what can be done to increase the opportunities?
About Jim Brown
Jim Brown is a USATF Level I Certified Coach with more than fifteen years of experience as a collegiate and high school throwing coach. He currently is the head coach of Steel Throwers Club in Nashville where he has guided athletes to state and national titles. Jim is also a successful thrower having set the school record and earning three all-conference honors as a hammer and weight thrower at Marshall University. More recently he has won six masters national championships.
With the recruiting season in full swing, we thought it would be helpful to post some information on the recruiting process. Guest author Jim Brown has put together the following comments which are of use to throwers of all levels looking to compete at a college or university.