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Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics Beyond the High School Interscholastic Level

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A study concluded by the NCAA in 2012 laid out the probability of a High School Senior making into Collegiate Athletics and beyond. The study was based off information obtained from the NCAA's 1982-11 Participation Statistics Report.

The numbers below can be a harsh reality for those with children hoping to make it to those levels. The basis of this information (and the reason for us posting it here) are not to dash anyone's dreams. It is important for parents and athletes to realize that you need a back-up plan and that concentrating on school and enjoyment of the sport for activity and fitness should always come before the will to exceed in the sport.

And we know some parents and athletes will view this in the opposite light than it is truly intended and use it for reasoning why to push themselves into pushing for harder training and earlier specialization. To you we say that this could also have devasting consequences. As noted throughout our website: nearly 70% of children who start organized sports before the age of 10 will dropout of sports before they even reach high school. Pushing too hard, too early can and will lead to burnout, injuries, resentment of sports related activities and more...

We are not saying that if you think you have what it takes to not go for it, by all means we wish you the very best, but keep in mind the statistics. Even if you are one of the lucky ones, remember sports careers only last so long and you will need the knowledge of things that are taught in school and by mentors to help you beyond those days.

Men's Basketball

  • Approximately one in 30, or approximately 3.3 percent, of high school senior boys playing interscholastic basketball will go on to play men's basketball at a NCAA member institution.
  • About one in 75, or approximately 1.3 percent, of NCAA male senior basketball players will get drafted by a National Basketball Association (NBA) team.
  • Three in 10,000, or approximately 0.03 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic basketball will eventually be drafted by an NBA team.

Women's Basketball

  • More than three in 100, or 3.7 percent, of high school senior girls interscholastic basketball players will go on to play women's basketball at a NCAA member institution.
  • Less than one in 100, or approximately 0.9 percent, of NCAA female senior basketball players will get drafted by a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team.
  • One in 5,000, or approximately 0.02 percent of high school senior girls playing interscholastic basketball will eventually be drafted by a WNBA team.

Football

  • About 6.4 percent, or approximately one in 16, of all high school senior boys playing interscholastic football will go on to play football at a NCAA member institution.
  • Less than two in 100, or 1.6 percent, of NCAA senior football players will get drafted by a National Football League (NFL) team.
  • Eight in 10,000, or approximately 0.08 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic football will eventually be drafted by an NFL team.

Baseball

  • About five in 75, or about 6.7 percent, of high school senior boys interscholastic baseball players will go on to play men's baseball at a NCAA member institution.
  • About ten in 100, or about 9.7 percent, of NCAA senior male baseball players will get drafted by a Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
  • Approximately one in 200, or about 0.51 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic baseball will eventually be drafted by an MLB team.

Men's Ice Hockey

  • Approximately 11 in 100, or about 10.9 percent, of high school senior boys interscholastic ice hockey players will go on to play men's ice hockey at a NCAA member institution.
  • One in 75, or about 1.2 percent, of NCAA senior male ice hockey players will get drafted by a National Hockey League (NHL) team.
  • About one in 1,000, or approximately 0.10 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic ice hockey will eventually be drafted by an NHL team.

Men's Soccer

  • Less than three in 50, or about 5.6 percent, of high school senior boys interscholastic soccer players will go on to play men's soccer at a NCAA member institution.
  • Approximately seven in 1,000, or about 0.7 percent, of NCAA senior male soccer players will be drafted by a Major League Soccer (MLS) team.
  • More than two in 7,500 or approximately 0.03 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic soccer will eventually be drafted by an MLS team.

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Torres Line
2013-07-03, 06:37
Thank you, keep up the good work in the youth today!! Much respect!!!