What does: "he can always go to college after his career" really mean

I think you could give a $100,000 college education trust fund to random HS seniors with no stipulations except it is spent on college and many would still not get a degree.

I'm not counterpointing any posts, it's just hard to do for many kids.

Go44dad posted:

I think you could give a $100,000 college education trust fund to random HS seniors with no stipulations except it is spent on college and many would still not get a degree.

I'm not counterpointing any posts, it's just hard to do for many kids.

The scholarship commitment is the chip one needs to negotiate the amount of the MLB scholarship, if the team really wants that player. If you have a scholarship to the local Juco that is 5k, you have less to negotiate if you had a 90% commitment from Big out of State U. 

So realistically, IMO, THE most important factor next to talent is the ability to have options. Once that players playing days are over, college is on his dime.  

But I do agree that it's very hard for drafted HS players, that are drafted in upper rounds with a small bonus, small college commitment, probably won't further their education after release.

 

 

Go44dad posted:

I think you could give a $100,000 college education trust fund to random HS seniors with no stipulations except it is spent on college and many would still not get a degree.

I'm not counterpointing any posts, it's just hard to do for many kids.

A similar comparison--right now, only 50% of those eligible use their GI Bill benefits. A non-VA study states that of those, 51.7% get their degree, which would mean that just under 26% of those eligible graduate with this program.

Players and parents need to be informed to make a decision for their family, but It doesn't matter if the statistics are 1 % or 99% each player will decide on their own if they use the CSP or not.

My player didn't have a large signing bonus but he went pro out of hs and THAT was life changing ...(not the money.)   He followed his dream, played ball, traveled all over the country .he was on a first name basis with current and future hall of famers, met movie stars ,politicians and made life long friends.    He got a college education on MLB's dime, has a baseball related job that he enjoys and His wife found her job working with MLB and NFL players because of their  baseball connection.  

Very few will get a 2 million $ signing bonus VERY few. Life has no guarantees, you can make a perfect plan...then life happens.   So be informed and do whats important to you.

 

 

 

njbb posted:

Players and parents need to be informed to make a decision for their family, but It doesn't matter if the statistics are 1 % or 99% each player will decide on their own if they use the CSP or not.

My player didn't have a large signing bonus but he went pro out of hs and THAT was life changing ...(not the money.)   He followed his dream, played ball, traveled all over the country .he was on a first name basis with current and future hall of famers, met movie stars ,politicians and made life long friends.    He got a college education on MLB's dime, has a baseball related job that he enjoys and His wife found her job working with MLB and NFL players because of their  baseball connection.  

Very few will get a 2 million $ signing bonus VERY few. Life has no guarantees, you can make a perfect plan...then life happens.   So be informed and do whats important to you.

 

 

 

Hi njbb! Thanks for checking in!  I agree that playing pro ball IS a life changing experience for most.  It was for mine too and so was the college experience.

You are right, you can make a perfect plan, it doesnt always work out.  Being prepared in some ways for your future is what is important.

FWIW, sons office is the field, probably always will be, he has friends making 3 times as much but not necessarily happy with their career choice.  

Something to think about.

Hope all is well with you and the family!

 

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