4 Things You Can Do Today & Every Day to Advance Your College Opportunities

  You were off to a great start. Things were looking up. Colleges from around the country were initiating interest in you… almost daily. Then it stopped. No calls. No emails. No texts. Interest from college coaches seemed to disappear. And your coach hasn’t heard…

The Athletic Recruiting Funnel & The Real Story of How Coaches Recruit

  The college recruitment process has changed dramatically. In the “old days,” if you were good enough, recruiters found you. The senior year played a more significant role while technology played a far less significant one. Today, everything starts sooner & faster. The competition is…

New Recruiting Rule Stifles Early Recruiting – and it’s about time.

  In case you haven’t heard yet, the NCAA just approved monumental recruiting legislation. For prospective student-athletes, it’s a game changer. Effective for the 2018 school year, all college recruiting contact begins September 1 of the Prospective Student-Athlete’s (PSA) junior year in high school. Most…

12 Ways for College-Bound Athletes to Create Awareness

                        Recently I wrote about The Athletic Recruiting Funnel as a way to help bring simplicity and clarity to an often-misunderstood process. If you (parents, athletes & coaches) can start to see the flow…

No offers yet? Now is NOT the Time to Give Up

  It’s easy to lose hope when coaches aren’t beating down your door. It’s normal to doubt yourself when nobody seems to want you. But you’ve worked your entire life in pursuit of a dream. So when you’re in the thick of the college recruitment…

A serious injury does NOT mean the end of your college dreams

  There is nothing more frustrating than an injury that limits your ability to play the sport you love. Hundreds of hours of preparation in the off-season all of sudden feel like a complete waste of time when you’re sidelined with a serious injury. Despite…

Is Your College Team in Place?

  In the good ol’ days, we visited our high school guidance counselor to help us prepare for college. Today, while the guidance counselor continues to serve an important role in many public and private high schools, a majority are overburdened by huge caseloads which…

Why having an Athletic Recruiting Strategy is more critical for today’s student-athlete than ever before

  If you’ve read my past articles, or if you have visited with me at some point over the past 15+ years, then you know how frequently I refer to the college athletic recruitment experience as a major project. Anything that requires hundreds of hours,…

How do I actually know my student-athlete is being recruited?

  When it comes to being recruited by college coaches, ongoing activity really tells the story. And it’s quite transparent, too. When you’re on coaches’ radars, you know it. And when you aren’t, then it’s equally clear. That said, most parents of college-bound athletes are…