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

THE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO-MAKING THE MOST OF MARKETING YOUR KID TO THE COACHES!

One of the marketing strategies to get more information about your child out to the coaches is to create a highlight video.  The highlight video gives the coach an opportunity to see your child’s skill level and technique....more

WHY ATHLETIC RECRUITING IS LIKE DATING!

Recently, I was asked if I had ever had the experience of a coach messing with my child or myself.   I assumed it was related to the Athletic Recruiting and decided it would be a great topic for my newsletter. So here is a shot at trying to explain what your child’s recruiting journey can be like. ...more

LABOR OF LOVE: A LABOR DAY GIFT TO YOURSELF

I know many of you are hanging “on the sidelines” this weekend at your child’s sporting event.  Dedication is often a word we use to describe our children when it comes to their sport.  However, I never thought of applying that word to what I do for their sport....more

ON THE ROAD: THE CAMPUS VISIT! WHOSE EXPERIENCE IS IT?

Many of you Mom’s are hitting the road this summer to visit College/University Campus’ all over the country this summer.  While it is so fun to walk around, take the tours, eat in the cafeteria etc. there is more to this visit and it can cause some great anxiety for your student athlete kid. ...more

BEWARE MOMZILLA: YOU COULD BE KILLING YOUR KID’S RECRUITING PROSPECTS

So we have all see her…. she is in the stands screaming at her kid during the game, meet, tournament…....more