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

ATHLETIC RECRUITING AND ELIZABETH GILBERT'S NEWEST VIDEO ON SUCCESS AND FAILURE?

http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_success_failure_and_the_drive_to_keep_creating...more

STUDENT ATHLETE UNION! GOOD OR BAD FOR COLLEGE SPORTS?

This past Sunday on the “ This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ,  host, Martha ran a segment on whether or not Student Athletes should be paid.  While the NCAA has considered this in the past, the subject seems to come up every year or so.  ...more