Recruiting Column: Easy Tips To Earn A Scholarship

Winning is all about creating, and capitalizing on, competitive advantages over your competition. Whether you create a physical advantage through strength training or a mental advantage through game plan preparation, figuring out how to separate yourself from the competition is the difference between success and failure. Oftentimes, competitive advantages are shaped from the little details […]

USA Today: NC softball player learns ugly side of college recruitment before landing with Boston College

Robbinsville (Graham County, N.C.) senior Abigail Knight was packing for a summer softball tournament when she noticed an email from her future college coach at Virginia Tech. She opened the message and quickly scanned the text. She stopped putting clothes in her suitcase and read it again, slowly. “At this time, our roster is larger […]

Seven Ways To Prevent Athletes From A De-Commit Or Transfer

I know a high school senior who was recruited to play volleyball at a NCAA Division One School. Emily told me the coaches “courted” her for months until she finally committed to play there. And then, when she actually showed up to play, things were different. After a week of volleyball camp, Emily “de-committed.” It’s […]

Recruiting Column: The real benefits of playing in college

All high school athletes dream of playing in college. Initially, the idea of playing a sport professionally and the recognition of signing a National Letter of Intent are the main reasons, but there are so many other benefits of being a college athlete. In fact, the real benefits of playing college sports might be just […]

Recruiting Column: The 3 critical components to a successful recruiting strategy

The college recruiting process doesn’t have to be the complicated, time-consuming, expensive process many people and companies want you to believe it is. In fact, a successful recruiting strategy is simple: Identify colleges that match your academic and athletic abilities, Contact the coaches at those schools, and Provide them with the right information to evaluate […]

Recruiting Column: The Five Worst Recruiting Questions

Over the years we’ve been asked thousands of questions about the college recruiting process. We’ve answered everything from “When does the college recruiting process start” to “Should I let my Uncle Mel call college coaches for me” and everything in between. I understand that the first time you go through the recruiting process is the […]

Take The Broken Leg Test: 13 Point Checklist for Evaluating A College Athletic Program Beyond Playing Time

“As we recognize the amazing work of health professions throughout March with National Athletic Training Month, I think it’s appropriate I offer advice from fourteen years as a college coach and now as a recruiting educator to take a “Broken Leg Test” when choosing a college. Many high school student-athletes get caught up in the […]