Find info about Simpson College exercise classes, recruiting, scholarship eligibility, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rankings. Athletics program data follows where available. If you are a college sports fan, a long list of college and university team schedules, individual player stats, and the latest game results, can be found in the table below. If you are a player, on the other hand, you may compete either at the intercollegiate level for competitive sports, or simply play intramural sports on campus. Sports camps offer athletes a great way to train, and to work on specific skills with real college coaches during the off-season.
For college-bound students, applying to college has many steps, and for student-athletes who plan on playing college sports there are additional factors to take into consideration, such as time-management, strength building, and weight-loss. Exercise classes are your best option for staying in shape. Even during the off-season, coaches recommend taking an occasional exercise class to round out your fitness course. Not all recruiting is done like NCAA Division I football and basketball. NAIA college coaches have less rules on when they are allowed to talk with recruits, and NJCAA scouts may show up at your high school games without any notice. College coaches like to watch video of real games. If you are interested in playing college sports, make a highlight film of your high school games, ready to send to coaches once you begin recruitment. Alternatively, post your videos online, for greater exposure. Some student-athletes are wise to delay college entrance by a year. An extra year in high school or prep school can allow players to mature mentally, bring grades and SAT test scores up, put on weight and gain strength.
Athletic Training Exercises
Get along with your team members, and don't hog the ball. This doesn't mean you have to be buddies with everybody, but don't make enemies either. If you help the players around you to do better, you'll be surprised at how good that makes you look. Be aggressive, and make a 2nd try on a given play if you have the time. It's one thing to make a good effort, but great players keep trying until they succeed, no matter how many years of practice that takes. Push yourself, work hard, and you'll improve as a player. Find a position you really like to play, not just settle for what you're good at. Over the long haul, you'll have a better career. In the weight room, don't be fooled by players who are always pumping iron. It takes a lot more than big muscles to succeed in college sports. You need to develop muscle strength along a natural range of motion. A few simple exercises done right can replace thousands of dollars of weight-room equipment.
Track stars have revealed the secret to developing running speed. By taking deep breaths, and building up the supply of oxygen in your blood, you can prevent muscle cramps. As lactic acid builds up, and muscle fatigue sets in, untrained players think they've reached their limit. Track stars, and well-coached basketball teams, train by sprinting short distances, over and over. It's not fun, but it works. After a few months of training, the lungs begin to process oxygen more efficiently, and players find that they can run long distances non-stop, or sprint for a longer period of time.