Who is responsible?

We are excited to be able to share with The Center Circle and their followers our expertise on the college search process for high school soccer players.

The Twellman Family has a rich history in the sport of soccer: our son Taylor (former US National Team, MLS MVP and currently ESPN analyst), son James (Stanford student athlete and former MLS player), our daughter Alexandra (SLU student athlete) and myself (10 year professional player in the NASL).

We are very committed to the success of every high school student athlete that has the dream of playing at the collegiate level. We want every family and their student athlete to be fully educated on the magnitude of their college decision. This is our mission and more importantly our passion.

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As a 16, 17 year old I never really paid much attention to the future. The future was always the next weekend, the next party, this weeks test and this week’s game.  It was hard just to manage this small window of time. Looking back at this way of thinking it really is not a bad way of thinking. All of us need to live more in the moment to really experience what is right in front of us. We have great friends, we have great parents, and we are provided with great teachers. We are meeting new opportunities each and every day just by being present. Being present in every moment is actually being truly alive.

As a high school student this is so hard to realize. As a much older person this is still very hard to master this way of thinking but it is worth working at daily.

Why I am writing about some out-there way of thinking? It is something I wish I was more aware of as high school student.

This is not about me…this all about YOU.

I am writing this for you, the high school student, the parent, the friend, and the teacher of a high school student athlete. The choices you make today, as a high school student, will be your future. The guidance you receive today, from a parent, a teacher, a friend could affect your future as well.

Being in the moment is not about instant gratification. It is about fully enjoying the moment and fully understanding the moment right in front of you. Comprehending what is put in front of you and using this information wisely is important because it will affect you and your future.

Almost 100% of high school student athletes have some experience with the college search process during their high school years. The college search process needs to be fully comprehended. It brings into play so many players, all of which are there to provide information, support and much needed advice.

What you, as high school students need to realize is that this college choice, this college search process is your responsibility. You need to make this decision as if you are an adult because this choice has your adult future written all over it.

Take responsibility today for your future.

Tim Twellman

The College Program www.thecollegeprogram.com


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