The Athletic Post-Graduate (PG) Year
A friend of ours recently sent us an article by Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News. Gosselin’s piece, “Hargrave Military Academy has prepped plenty for NFL” (published April 10, 2008) focuses on the success, meaning, and importance of Hargrave Military Academy‘s post-graduate program to high caliber athletes- many of whom have gone on to professional athletic careers.
Like many PG programs, Hargrave works to instill structure into its students’ routines, improve grades and test scores and provide an extra year of athletic maturation.
As Dallas Maverick’s forward Josh Howard told Gosselin,
“You had to have your priorities straight,” said Howard of his experience at Hargrave. “It was the only way they’d take you. It taught you discipline — taking care of what you need to take care of to get to the next level. You learn how to do everything in a timely fashion.”
The Hargrave PG year- like most PG programs- is a concentrated year of maturation in all facets of the student’s life.
We’ve written extensively about the post graduate year; our work goes beyond the athletic prost graduate. To learn more about a PG Year- what and why, read our article “A Post Graduate Year; what’s that?”