WHY DO A “GAP YEAR”?
Many families consider a "post -graduate” (GAP Year) primarily for one or more of the following reasons leading them to delay their immediate entry into college.
The student-athlete wishes to enhance their educational and athletic opportunities that may become available to them while doing an extra year,before deciding they are ready to enter college ( particularly, while avoiding losing 1 or more years of college eligibility).
Perhaps the student-athlete is in need of SAT/ACT Prep tutoring for increasing his scores required for receiving acceptance into specifically preferred colleges/universities.
Maybe the student-athlete's skills and games performance levels have caused him to not receive the desired level of collegiate scholarship offer that you he had hoped for.
Or, parents feels that the student-athlete will benefit greatly from doing a Post Graduate year for becoming a more attractive recruit, as well as a more disciplined, mature, and independent young adult after spending a year within a college-prep Post Graduate program.