3 TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Confident but Patient
Transitioning from High School to College Football is more challenging mentally than physically.
Players who have the opportunity to play at the collegiate level were most likely one of the best players on their High School team. As these players enter the world of College Football as Freshman, they will quickly realize that they are now playing with and competing against grown men with multiple years of College Football training under their belt.
The key to dealing with this new challenge is for Freshman to be confident in their ability yet patient with the development process. Although they may not immediately be the best player on the team, they need to remember that they were given the opportunity to play there for a reason and they belong there.
Freshman players need to be patient with the physical and mental development process and trust that with time and commitment, they too will have the opportunity to contribute and compete at a high level like they did in High School.
Keeping this in mind is difficult to do but will make a world of difference in transitioning to the collegiate level.