10 Steps to Building Your Kid’s Recruiting Confidence

The athletic recruiting process can be brutal.  Often the student athletes will bear the stress of time management, academics, athletics, training, rejection and excitement silently.  In this period of their high school career, the mom’s intuitive powers, love and attention will be crucial to their self-esteem....more

It’s All In The Timing: Sending Out the Highlight Video

Chances you have taken the time spent the money and have created a highlight video to use as a marketing tool to the college coaches.    Often parents along with their talented athletes create a preliminary list of schools and send the highlight video out in a mass mailing.  Then they wait. Nothing happens, they wait a little more. ...more

7 Signs your kid’s recruiting is in Jeopardy

There is much confusion around knowing when a coach is really recruiting a student athlete.  While this is one of the major considerations, there are other indicators that your child’s recruiting journey is off track and it can be early on in the process....more

HOW TO REJECT AN OFFER GRACIOUSLY

Whether your child has had two or more offers in the final days of recruiting, your child may not always feel connected and inclined to make a commitment to a coach or college team.  As a mom, you are often in tune to which way your child is leaning toward before they are.  It’s not easy to turn down an offer, b...more

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Contacting the Recruiting Coach

As an athletic recruiting specialist, I am frequently asked when should we start contacting the coaches and how. Relationship building is a very important piece to your child’s athletic recruiting process. This “reach out” strategy is what can keep you on the radar of a recruiting coach for the duration of your child’s recruiting period....more

5 Steps to Start Your Kid’s Athletic Recruiting Journey

Kids are being recruited as early as 8th grade; the pressure on parents to begin their child’s recruiting efforts earlier and earlier is on the rise. While this is the extreme, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has not taken any steps to date to limit this phenomenon....more

First Impressions Count: 5 tips on making a great impression on the Recruiting Coach

Meeting the coach is a big deal, for you and your talented athlete.  You only have one shot at making a great first impression.  In today’s “casual” take on many of the bygone rules of appropriate behavior in business, formal events and dating, it is important that your child understands the weight a first impression has on their future. ...more

THREE WAYS TO BUILD YOUR KID’S RECRUITING LIST IN PERSON

You have begun the Athletic Recruiting process and are taking the next step to get your child in front of the coaches.Where are you to find these coaches or begin to build your list of schools? ...more

THE UNRELIABILITY OF VERBAL COMMITMENTS IN ATHLETIC RECRUITING

During the recruiting process many Student Athletes receive verbal offers by the Recruiting Coaches.  These verbal commitments are non-binding and are not recognized by the National Letter of Intent program, which is managed by NCAA....more

THE ONE PERSON YOU SHOULD BE ADDING TO YOUR CHILD’S RECRUITING TEAM!

Her name was Mrs. G.  Eventually we were on a first name basis.I loved her sense of humor…she would call me to inform me that “she was taking my son Bobby home with her for the weekend”.  Of course she meant his file and it was usually because he had not turned in some sort of academic paperwork for admissions. I felt blessed to have her on my team.Whom am I speaking about you wonder? “THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR”...more