LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School athletic department will host ‘A Step Ahead’ program for all rising senior football players on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.
The meeting is required for all players and their parents or guardians.
During the meeting, athletic director and head football coach Richard Bailey, along with GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) coordinator Rangel Moore, will share important information with the student-athletes about how they can be a step ahead of where they need to be academically for their senior year.
Bailey and Moore, who also serves as Scotland’s head wrestling coach and as an assistant on the football team, will have all of the players’ transcripts available during the meeting and will individually review their academic coursework with them. College entrance, ACT and SAT scores and NCAA requirements will be discussed as well.
“We want to our student-athletes to understand what it takes to have a promising post-secondary career,” said Bailey. “We work hard to prepare our students to be successful on the field and we want to work just as hard to make sure that they equally as successful in the classroom.”
There will be an additional session later in the spring for student-athletes participating in other sports.