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…

The Pros & Cons of College Camps

It’s among the most frequently-debated topics in the world of college recruiting. Let’s start with some of your questions. What’s the big deal with summer college camps? What’s the point of going to a camp, or two, or three this summer? How do camps help…

Never let a 140 character tweet cost you a $140,000 scholarship

  In today’s world of college athletic recruiting, there’s no denying that social media is the ultimate “background check.” What you put out there is your brand and how you want to be perceived. College recruiters want to see what kind of person you are…

Are you emailing college coaches?

  If you’ve read my previous articles over the years, then you know how much I value networking and building relationships with college coaches. In fact, we discuss this on a daily basis with parents who hire us to manage their athlete’s college recruitment. The…