I'm sure most parents that have sons in college can add to this post so feel free to do so.
Will he make the team? Will he be a starter? Will he be able to hit college pitching? These are questions that we all ask ourselves as our sons start their college career. We also need to spend a little time wondering if he is able to get up in time for class or will he go to bed at night or in the wee hours of the morning? Will he study and will he drink --- too much?
Of course each student is different but I assume most will have similar temptations and challenges. As I look back it was not the rigors of baseball that challenged my son but the “other” activities associated with college life. My son made it through three years of college without any major stumbles but I do feel as if the whole process was not a “gimmie”. He learned early on that his halfhearted high school study habits would not satisfy the demands of college academics. He also learned that a “mom” is not included in a furnished apartment. Clothes cast aside in the living room floor will remain there until the owner picks them up. Food does spoil and germs and bugs thrive on week old leftovers. No one was there to remind him to move his car from the no parking area. They just tow! So just remember that when your son starts off to college, he’s entering the “mall of life” for teenagers. Discuss now so you won’t have to cuss later!