• College Coaches: 3 Evaluation Operatives
    October 01, 2019
    Recruiting is essential for every college coach, and the aim is simple. Fill position gaps on the team with stronger talent than the year before. Therefore, most college coaches have identified 3 evaluation operatives to reach that end. Identify, recruit, and retain strong students, impact athletes, and those prospects that bring leadership qualities to the team.
  • College Recruiting: Heading Down the Homestretch
    September 01, 2019
    The college search for athletes is an enduring process with a definite starting and ending point. Just like a well-run race, the successful student-athlete will remain focused until she breaks the tape. Below are some simple tips to consider when heading down the homestretch in the college recruiting process.
  • College Recruiting: A Brick by Brick Approach
    June 01, 2019
    The college search for athletes has evolved into a difficult journey. The competition for roster spots and admission support is stiff and college prospects, in many cases, experience moments of frustration and misdirection. What follows is a brick by brick approach student-athletes can consider when navigating college recruiting.
  • Three key tips to maximizing college recruiting interviews
    February 06, 2019
    There is a laundry list of tasks on the college recruiting checklist that requires attention.This article offers 3 Critical Tips to Maximizing College Recruiting Interviews with college coaches.
  • Recruiting and financial aid
    October 01, 2018
    Financial aid is an essential component for many families to consider as they move forward in the college athletics recruiting process. College costs continue to increase, and ....
  • Video Tips to Strategically Showcase College Prospective Student-Athlete
    February 09, 2018
    College coaches create individual filtering systems to consolidate the high volume of inquiries they receive from prospective student-athletes into either “active or inactive” recruiting files. Developing an effective and streamlined recruiting highlight video that makes the job of skill evaluation by a college coach an easy one, is a great step in showcasing a prospect successfully.
  • Post NLI/Early Admissions Communication with College Coaches
    November 28, 2017
    The National Letter of Intent signing period and Early Admissions application deadline has recently passed and with that, college recruiting can easily move to a pause mode if left unchecked.
  • Recruiting Tips for Early Signing/Admissions Period
    September 09, 2017
    The 2018 college recruiting class will likely be the most talented student-athletes ever. The clock is ticking and over the next two months the recruiting process will gain considerable steam as these girls and boys head down the homestretch with college recruiting.
  • Four tips for getting recruited to academic select colleges
    March 01, 2017
    Ivy League and other select, non-athletic scholarship awarding institutions can, in many cases, offer significant assistance in Admissions and Financial Aid that can potentially lend strong support for prospective student-athletes.
  • The walk-on prospective student-athlete
    November 08, 2016
    The college search for athletes has grown complicated and increasingly competitive. The high stakes competition for athletic scholarships has opened up the opportunities for the walk-on prospective student-athlete.
  • The role of parents in college recruiting
    July 27, 2016
    Parents can play a significant and active role in the recruiting process that in my opinion, should be supportive, enthusiastic but “indirect,” especially when it comes to communicating with college coaches.
  • Social media and the accelerated landscape of college recruiting
    April 13, 2016
    The synergy between social media and college recruiting continues to grow in popularity and is evolving into the primary tool of communication between prospects and college coaches. Student-athletes can offer coaches with instantaneous updates about college recruitment, and if used prudently, this high tech platform can help streamline evaluations significantly to help college coaches recruit best.
  • 5 Tips in Developing Your Unique Brand as a Prospective Student-Athlete
    November 30, 2015
    The college search for athletes is an “individual” quest. A winning strategy for one prospect could be a losing strategy for another. I think we can all agree that when it comes to recruiting, the “blue chip” kids are going to be found…It’s just a matter of when. That aside, the majority of the prospects navigating the college search are NOT blue chip kids and should execute a personal plan of attack that includes “grey areas” of recruiting.
  • 5 Key Tips in building a Powerful College Recruiting Mission Statement
    February 05, 2015
    College coaches are brilliant recruiters and look for 3 key components when evaluating prospects. Firstly, they look for strong students who meet and exceed eligibility and admissions standards. Secondly they are looking for....
  • The changing climate of college recruiting
    October 28, 2014
    College athletics has changed dramatically over the past 20 years and coaches are under tremendous pressure to achieve two important goals: 1) Win and 2) Drive program revenue upward.......
  • Five essential initial steps in being recruited for college athletics
    July 24, 2014
    The college experience is, in many cases, the most important four years in our children’s lives and realizing the potential leverage families of prospective student-athletes have in the college recruiting process, will develop increased confidence and clarity as the college quest unfolds. Then, knowing how to close on this opportunity is, without question, essential. My goal with this article is to identify 5 essential initial steps that prospects, families and coaches can use to effectively launch the college search.
  • College showcases: Streamlining the effort
    April 29, 2014
    Baseball showcases and tournaments will give college coaches a first-hand look at a prospect that can offer a more genuine evaluation. Choosing the most “strategic” venues is critical, but knowing how to streamline your effort will help you focus on the quality of showcase events rather than the quantity
  • 3 keys to maximizing college recruiting interviews
    August 26, 2013
    I think we can all agree that there will be a laundry list of tasks on the college recruiting checklist that require attention. Face to face meetings with college coaches are important firstly, as a means of creating a stronger interpersonal connection between prospect and coach.
  • 100 Days to Maximize your College Recruiting Effort
    June 13, 2013
    The summer can be organized and utilized in several ways and the prospect that looks at the next 100 days as pure opportunity will greatly enhance the athletic college search.
  • When your strategy hits a wall, learn to pivot
    April 02, 2013
    The college search for athletes is an individual and tactical quest that will play out differently across the board. If you happen to be that 5 star prospect that every coach has his eye on....
  • 4 Key Recruiting Tools in the College Search for Athletes
    January 28, 2013
    Competition for scholarships, roster spots and admissions support is at fever pitch and the family who organizes best and executes their plan flawlessly will give themselves the best opportunity to succeed.
  • Networking tools which advance the college search
    November 21, 2012
    The college search for athletes is a marathon, not a sprint and the recruiting process can, at times, be exhilarating and uplifting, especially when your personal plan is working on all cylinders.
  • Maximizing Prospect Communication with College Coaches
    July 19, 2012
    Effective communication between prospects and college coaches can be a critical component in the final choice in the college search for high school athletes.
  • Financial aid 101
    April 23, 2012
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