Legacy has worked diligently to reach out to students and community members in the Houston area to gain a better understanding of the needs of the community as it relates to sports and academics. While cultivating relationships and partnerships with sports industry experts, Legacy has learned that the business of sports generates over $1.5 trillion dollars a year with only a percentage of that money going towards the players.
Industry statistics show that only a small percentage of student-athletes will play sports in college and even fewer will play at the professional level. However, within the athletic realm, there are professions that go beyond the playing field that are very rewarding and can keep students involved in the sports industry as a career path.
The emphasis of Legacy is on presenting these career opportunities to young student-athletes through a partnership with sports industry experts.
Legacy will be a thematic learning environment, tied together with project-based learning, which will create a curriculum focused on specific areas: athletic administration, coaching, sports media, and sports medicine.
Students will see and learn about the connection between education, athletics, science, and business. This learning style will enhance the student athlete’s ability to explore and solve real-world problems.