Tactics to Secure Sports Scholarships - EP18 w/Tessa Berger
Tessa Berger began her sports journey at the tender age of 5 when she began playing soccer. She went on to become the youngest person ever, male or female to play and score in the Premier League, New Zealand's top flight senior competition at just 11 years of age. From there she competed as an NCAA Division I athlete and represented New Zealand at the FIFA Women's World Cup. Not content with only being an athlete, Tessa also serves as Director of Athletics for the global education company, Crimson Education, a high growth edtech company that is revolutionising the way students learn. In this episode Brandon and Tessa the discuss the many challenges faced by aspiring professional athletes of today. Tessa gives listeners insight into her own path for success and shares tips that may help other young athletes achieve their goals.
You can read more about Tessa Berger and her story here at https://www.tessaberger.com/
0:00-1:26 Introduction to Guest Speaker
1:26-2:20 Tips for Getting Scholarships
2:20-3:10 Do People Really Get Scouted?
3:10-5:49 What is Academic Funding and What is its Importance?
5:49-7:52 Getting Professional Help for Scholarships
7:52-12:09 Creating a Well Rounded Application
12:09-14:37 Setting Goals as a Young Athlete
14:37-16:58 How Scholarships Vary Country to Country
16:58-19:45 Challenges of Competing as a Young Athlete
19:45-21:28 Why Athletes Need a Backup Plan
21:28-22:52 Other Careers in Athletics
22:52-25:20 Challenges of Being a Woman in Sports
25:20-29:18 How Support for Athletes Has Changed Through the Years
29:18-31:20 The Reality of Making it to a Professional/Collegiate Level
31:20-33:19 Do Athletes Make a lot of Money?
33:19-34:47 Misconceptions of Being a Professional Athlete
34:47-38:22 Tips on Performance in Sports
38:22-40:22 Support Systems During Tough Times
40:22-42:40 Common Mistakes Young Athletes Make
42:40-44:17 Final Thoughts
Description written by Dylan Chambers.
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