At Sports Pathways we believe every kid should be given a chance to achieve higher learning.

There are many steps you can take to increase those chances and the earlier you start the more likely you are to succeed.

Knowing how to prep for your SAT's, understanding your GPA  as well as what you should be looking for in a college are some of the things you should be considering right now. 

Below is a guideline as to what you should be considering from year 9 here in New Zealand 


Year 9

Identification / Introduction
Focus: Fun, Engagement

  • Understand the different student athlete pathways
  • Choose the right subjects
  • Balancing study and sporting commitments 
  • Build skills and athleticism through positive and varied experiences
  • Understand college expectations for student athletes
  • Parent education

Year 10

Pathway Education
Focus: Hard work, skill development, pathway education

  • Monitor your grades
  • Identify your pathway
  • Create your plan for success - academic and sport
  • Focus on your wellbeing
  • Create your recruiting profile
  • Attributes of a student athlete

Year 11

Pathway Preparation
Focus: Becoming a student athlete

  • Intro to navigating the recruiting process
  • GPA calculation
  • Highlight video compilation - Do's and Don'ts
  • How to communicate with college coaches
  • Becoming a student athlete - skill / game development

Year 12/13

Next step readiness
Focus: Securing your pathway to the next level

  • Engaging in the recruitment process
  • Choosing the right school / pathway for you
  • Fine tuning your plan for success
  • Understanding what college coaches want
  • Preparing to take the next step in your pathway