So, im in quite the predicament. This summer i started working at a bike shop, which has also caused me to start road racing, along with dh and xc racing. Last year all i did was xc race, so i could do a fall school sport too (cross country.) I like biking a lot more than cross country too, but my family says i have to do a school sport of some sort in order to get into a college. In order to do cross country, i would have to drop road biking and the team which is a blast. So my question is, how important are SCHOOL sports? I obviously do lots outside of school, but will colleges recognize that? And if so, how can i convince my parents they do?
That's cool. School sports would hurt your chances, but not participating shouldn't be a deal breaker either. You've got a pretty solid GPA, club participation, volunteer work, etc., so I can't see any reason why you'd have a problem getting in without the sport.
As long as you can show that whatever sport or hobby you have somehow makes you a better person ("I had to work hard and sacrifice a lot so I know how to suceed in life now.."), you'll be just fine getting into college.
as long as your cycling is part of an organized team, you should be cool
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I know tons of people who dont do sports but go to college, I would say 90% of the college going population probably. Are you planning on doing it in college, because if your not then its not a big deal.
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