How fitting to be talking KISS the day after Valentines day. I hope you all spent quality time with your sweetheart. However, KISS is an acronym for Keep It Simple Stupid. Something many sales people are reminded of in sales meeting and industry conferences. Also something we forget to do on a daily basis and need reminding from time to time.
In the football world many were so crazed in weeks or even months past to declare a college decision on February 7th, the first day of NLI that lasts until April 1st in mainly football and soccer. However, it has become a stressful day for both athletes, coaches and parents. What has been forgotten is KISS. To keep it simple stupid we must reflect on what the goal is or was and that is gaining a post secondary education. Also to be at a place that is mutual to your goals and the opportunity to play athletics. So to those still trying to decide I say KUDOS to you for taking the time to decide your fate. As for those 2019 graduates all I can say is KISS. Do not worry or feel pressured to keep up with the Jones’ or run yourself in the ground by flying all over the globe to get an offer or attend some underwear olympics event. Remember to KISS.As for getting noticed or exposed just remember KISS. The college coaches often say 50-75% of recruiting is based on film. So if you have limited Varsity film, I doubt being a globetrotter is a solution to your issues. Stay home and KISS. Yes stay home and work out with your team mates and build bonds in the weight room or secondary or tertiary sports. High school should be FUN! Once you KISS remember another piece of the puzzle is academia. While 2.3 might be the minimum for some gifted athletes it is well known a 3.2 GPA combined with a high ACT or SAT gets you more qualified. The other part will be the evaluation period which should be getting your cleats on their turf. Basically attend the colleges you researched with your school councillor that is a correct fit for you. If the school seeks candidates with a 4.1 GPA and 33 ACT you better KISS. Again have obtainable goals and do your homework and remember to always KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid..
If you have been a long time follower you will know to attend all local college events for FREE and put your cleats on college campus events. The only paid ones are listed on the cofridaynightlights.com website and will be updated as information becomes available.
Until the season starts best wishes to all in the off season and we will see you on the field or on Twitter As always we will post #BreakingNews on @303Gonzo twitter and facebook.A few dates to circle on the calendar:
February 7, 2018 1st official day to sign NLI until April 1st
May 1, 2018 access to 8th graders into OTAs
August 6, 2018 Start to 2018 Colorado football day 1 practice (No Contact or Pads)
August 23-25, 2018 Week 1 start to 2018 Colorado football season formerly zero week now called week one.