The summer is when college teams reload with fresh new recruits for 2023 and prepare for a new class of players to enter the program. However, for players that are already a part of these programs, there is one crucial development jump that can rapidly improve a team: offseason improvement.
While everyone expects juniors and seniors to be leaders, the one class that typically gets overlooked is the rising sophomores.
The first year in a program can have a make-or-break effect on players. While most freshmen don’t expect to play every minute of every game, there is usually at least one player in every class that ends up making a difference in practice and then works their way onto the field.