Scout: Everett Thomas
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About Everett Thomas
I am married with a great family and I graduated from Auburn University in May 2003 with a BS (Exercise Science/Kinesiology). I was on the scout team under Coach Joe Champi, Auburn University Women’s Basketball Team from 2001-2002. I was a teacher for 10 years, with coaching duties in Basketball, Soccer, and Football, in which I won a State Title in soccer 2009 at Lyman Ward Military Academy. I won 4A area and reached final 4 2 years straight and championship game as Head Basketball coach. I also was the Athletic Director at Lyman Ward Millitary Academy for 4 years. I started an athletic company called DSAA (District Silverbackz Athletic Association) that houses basketball training (AOS), adult basketball, and 7 AAU basketball teams that competed at ESPN Center @ Walt Disney Resorts 2019.
“Desire the dream, Devote the time, and Display the outcome!” As a student athlete you have to want it more than the other. The passion it takes to be the best academically, and athletically will weigh heavy on you but only the strong survive. The long hours, dedication, sweat, disappointments, and desire to quit will come….but you have to fight and never yield. ALWAYS MANAGE THE BRAND OF YOU!
WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
Athletic as well as academic scholarships are much more common in the US than in most other countries. Athletic scholarships are awarded to athletes of outstanding performance in order to enable them to finance their studies in the US. The athlete participates fully in practice sessions with the college team and represents the university in various tournaments and competitions. The coaches’ job is to professionally look after the teams; in this sense, he has a similar position to that of a professor and is also paid accordingly.
For what reasons are scholarships awarded?
For generations, American universities have had college teams in all kinds of sports. These teams are professionally managed by specially employed coaches and serve as an advertisement for the respective university in numerous competitions. If a team has regional or even nationwide success, the media will cover its development. That is why college teams are a means to market the university in order to recruit new students. For this reason, the universities provide the coaches with a budget to recruit talented athletes from around the world and help them finance their studies or even their entire stay abroad.
Why an athletic scholarship to America
The American College system produces some of the best sporting talent in the world. The facilities, coaching and support networks including sports science, nutrition, physiotherapy and fitness training are all world class. Universities travel the length and breadth of the United States to play each other; it is big business involving, massive corporate sponsorship, fanatical crowds, rich history, and national television coverage. Collegiate sports are as close to a professional environment as it’s possible to get. A normal schedule involves one to two training sessions or practices a day plus additional sports specific weights and fitness sessions within in a normal athletic scholarship. All this alongside a full university degree program.
Athletic Scholarships are funded sports programs that include Football (Soccer), Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, American Football, Baseball, Swimming & Diving, Track and Field, Fencing, Rowing (Crew), Skiing, Gymnastics and many more athletic scholarship programs.