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Welcome to GameDay Consultant Collegiate Recruiting Website. The recruiting process is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for student-athletes. Deciding where to go to college can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking task and an enormous decision. The collegiate recruiting process has become tougher and more competitive throughout the last ten years. Many talented prospective student-athletes go un-noticed, because they simply do not know or understand the process of collegiate recruiting.
In today's environment you must start this process as early as your freshman year in high school. Most Division I college coaches plan several years in advance. Generally speaking, Your child is considered a prospective student-athlete when they start ninth-grade. Our mission at GameDay Consultant is to give all student-athletes the opportunity to find their Best-Fit college. Read More About GameDay Consultant .:
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Sample "Members Only" Recruiting Articles
The Members Only section has over fifty recruiting articles that are broken down into topics. Timelines, College Coach's, Parents Role, ACT-SAT and NCAA.. Each topic has numerous articles that are connected by allowing you to click on blue highlighted words. Also in the Members Only section you will be able to create your own library of favorite articles.
GameDay approach.... Making an Impact on the College Coach.
Your GameDay Student-Athlete Profile gives a college coach everything they need to evaluate your qualifications. A GameDay Student-Athlete Profile provides information on your academic progress, grade point average, SAT or ACT scores, class rank, contact information, athletic experience, video's and achievements. The profile is basically your Athletic Resume that provides college coaches with CONSTANT UPDATES. read article .:
GameDay approach.... To Getting Recruited.
9th grade Timeline: Building a Foundation - Freshman year is a big transition period for student athletes going from middle school to high school. There will be a lot of distractions, so you need to stay focused and implement the plan that we have outlined below. read article .:
GameDay Approach.... Finding a Best-Fit College.
Remember, college coaches and their recruiting staff will do their homework on you. Now it's time to return the favor. Before narrowing your choice of schools, use the following guidelines to determine the school that fits you best academically and athletically. read article .:
GameDay Approach.... To Understanding Academics.
Students with top grades are a coach's dream and thus are more likely to be recruited. Imagine you are a head coach and you need to battle to get certain recruits admitted to the school each year. Along comes this student who is not only a potentially strong recruit, but also a student who could get into the school on his/her academic achievement. read article .:
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Remember, college coaches and their recruiting staff will do their homework on you. Now it's time to return the favor. Before narrowing your choice of schools, use the following guidelines to determine the school that fits you best academically and athletically. As a student-athlete, your final targeted Best-Fit college list may need to be revised several times before it’s complete. Unlike most students, you.. Read Article »
For prospective NESCAC student-athletes, the college application process involves much more behind-the-scenes interactions than it does for other prospective students. However, it ultimately boils down to the same basic steps. The recruiting process starts either when high school coaches contact their college counterparts to alert them of talented players or when high school students express an interest to colleg.. Read Article »
The Division III Philosophy NCAA Division III (DIII) is where the true student-athlete studies and competes. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the main governing body of collegiate sports, dividing levels of classification into three divisions. DIII institutions are largely regarded as leading academic institutions and do not offer athletic scholarships. Still, athletics in DIII is highly competit.. Read Article »
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) includes eleven of the finest liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States. The conference enjoys a long tradition of success both in meeting high standards of athletic performance and in helping every student realize his or her full capabilities. NESCAC is committed first and foremost to academic excellence, and has established common practices.. Read Article »
With last week’s acceptance letters out, a total of 1,032 students have been offered spots in the Class of 2018. And of the admitted students slotted for participation in athletics at Bowdoin, many were given preferential treatment in the admissions process. A set number of students are endorsed by Bowdoin coaches each year even though their high school grades and test scores do not necessarily meet the sta.. Read Article »
College lacrosse coaches say they value athletes who play multiple sports over those who specialize exclusively in lacrosse. But do they follow their own advice? We asked five coaches what other sports their kids play — and how they feel that has benefitted their overall youth or high school sports experience. Chris Bates, Princeton Bates' 12-year-old son, Nick, plays soccer, basketball and lacro.. Read Article »
FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS AND DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL. The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-a.. Read Article »
At Bowdoin, there are two kinds of people: varsity athletes, and everyone else. Colloquially, this second group is commonly referred to as “NARPs:” Non-Athletic Regular Persons. True or not, the idea that a student’s sport (or lack thereof) defines his or her life on campus is so pervasive that even last year’s National Association of Scholars’ (NAS) report on the College discussed .. Read Article »
We've all heard the stereotype: A college athlete with all the athletic credentials but none of the academic ones is handed an admission to play for a big-time program. And while the admissions process remains something of a mystery to those outside Bendetson Hall, Tufts Director of Athletics Bill Gehling says that Tufts and the 10 other NESCAC schools have avoided this stereotype. "They're not admitting kids wh.. Read Article »
A Rare Glimpse Inside the Ivy League’s Academic Index In an article published on Christmas Day in The New York Times, I described specific elements of the mysterious Academic Index, a tool used by Ivy League institutions – and increasingly other colleges and universities – to measure the basic academic qualifications of recruited athletes. The Academic Index, created in the 1980s and never disclosed .. Read Article »
Before Recruiting in Ivy League, Applying Some Math The Ivy League, which is experiencing an athletic revival with several teams ranked nationally, is a doggedly atypical N.C.A.A. Division I sports conference. For starters, the eight members are virtual heretics in the landscape of American big-time college sports for fielding about 280 teams in 35 sports without athletic scholarships. The league also rest.. Read Article »
The NCAA Budget: Where The Money Goes The NCAA funds many programs directly supporting the academic needs and wellbeing of student-athletes. NCAA Chief Financial Officer Kathleen McNeely describes the sources of the Association’s revenue and how it is distributed. How can the NCAA be a nonprofit organization when it generates so much revenue? The NCAA maintains its nonprofit status because it is .. Read Article »
DON’T GET STUCK ON THE BENCH IN COLLEGE. To play Division I sports, you need to qualify academically. To meet the minimum requirements for Division I student-athletes enrolling in college in August 2016 or later you must: Graduate from high school Complete 16 Core Courses, including 10 before your seventh semester Earn a minimum 2.300 Grade-Point Average in core courses to compete.. Read Article »
While Division One football recruiting is a ballyhooed process that plays out in the public eye today, NESCAC football recruiting remains one that happens in relative anonymity. More than a million high schoolers play football at their school, and many of them harbor dreams of playing in college. Most of them haven’t heard of NESCAC schools or would not consider playing at the Division 3 level. NESCAC coaches ha.. Read Article »
The Ivy League, The Little Three,The Little Ivies, and The Hidden Ivies. I decided to define a few terms associated with potentially confusing groups of schools because I was shocked to discover how many parents do not fully realize the magnitude of their child’s achievement in getting accepted into some of these highly prestigious colleges. Having said that, I also agree that it is confusing to understand a.. Read Article »
Since 1993 — when the NESCAC lifted its ban on teams competing in NCAA postseason play — Middlebury has won 31 national championships. The post-ban period has seen tremendous athletic achievement at Middlebury, coinciding with a dramatic increase in the school’s admissions standards. Though athletic success coupled with rising admissions standards may seem contradictory, the cumulative improvements c.. Read Article »
Tom Parker has been involved in the Division III athletic recruiting process at small, elite liberal arts colleges for 25 years, long enough to remember when civility and common sense were the rule. "Now absolutely everything in athletics has to be regulated, in detail," said Parker, the dean of admissions at Amherst College since 1999. Before that, he spent 19 years in the same position at Williams College. .. Read Article »
New SAT & ACT Score Comparison ACT If you scored... OLD SAT or a... NEW SAT It's about the same as a... 36 1600 2400 35 1560-1590 2340 34 1510-1550 2260 33 1460-1500 2190 32 1410-1450 .. Read Article »
AS if applying to college isn’t taxing enough, the process seems to have been ratcheted up another notch. Ambitious high school students are no longer content with just one college admissions test. Not a single college requires it, but many applicants to the nation’s most selective colleges and universities are taking — and retaking — both the ACT and the SAT. For more than half a century,.. Read Article »
SAY farewell to vocabulary flashcards with arcane words like “compendious,” “membranous,” “mendacious,” “pugnacious,” “depreciatory,” “redolent,” “treacly” and “jettison.” In the new SAT, to be unveiled in 2015, David Coleman, president of the College Board, wants to get rid of obscure words that are . . . just SAT words, a.. Read Article »
Do you want to play your favorite sport in college? Are you interested in playing sports at your Best-Fit college? A GameDay Student-Athlete Profile gives a college coach everything he/she needs to evaluate your qualifications. •Your GameDay Student-Athlete Profile may be the most important document created for the recruiting process. •The GameDay Student-Athlete Profile is a professional.. Read Article »
The College Board is planning to redesign the SAT, less than a decade since its last revision, which introduced a writing section, eliminated analogies and raised the value of a perfect score. It’s too early to tell how or when the SAT will change, said Kathleen Steinberg, a spokeswoman for the College Board, which administers the exam. But David Coleman, the College Board’s new president, has criticized .. Read Article »
GameDay Approach.... To Getting Recruited 9th grade Timeline: Building a Foundation Freshman year is a big transition period for student-athletes going from middle school to high school. There will be a lot of distractions, so you need to stay focused and implement the plan we have outlined below. Academics •Focus on Academics right away. •Develop strong academic habits. •Grades .. Read Article »
The N.C.A.A. Division I Board of Directors took the first step Saturday toward trying to simplify and deregulate the organization’s often complex and sometimes unenforceable rules. They also publicly acknowledged the natural competitive advantages that some schools have over others, such as BCS champion Alabama compared to smaller Division I schools, while still in the context of the N.C.A.A.’s commitmen.. Read Article »
Play for Academy or HS team? When high school soccer players make it back for a preseason ritual of sprints, drills and scrimmages later this month, some of the best ones won't be there. They've quit their school teams to play for a Development Academy squad. The academy is run by the U.S. Soccer Federation, and for some elite players is a farm system to the men's national team. They didn't have much of a choice. .. Read Article »
Schools Keep Hundreds of Applicants on Reserve Lists, but Very Few of Them Get In So Harvard has put you—or someone you know—on its waitlist. Great news! Or maybe not. A spot on a waitlist from an elite school doesn't necessarily mean a candidate is closer to the finish line. Some may be waitlisted because while their grades weren't quite good enough, or they didn't take enough advanced placem.. Read Article »
Recruiting progressing to offering, accepting commits from junior high kids Coming soon to a middle school near you: The latest in hot recruiting buzz. The University of Washington on Tuesday added an oral commitment from quarterback Tate Martell of San Diego, high school graduating class of 2017, just as word spread that LSU offered a scholarship to linebacker Dylan Moses of Baton Rouge, La., another pro.. Read Article »
Helmet Study is a First for Girls Lacrosse Crash-test dummies subjected to a barrage of sticks to the head may help settle the debate over whether helmets should be required in girls lacrosse. There has been increased concern over concussions in a sport that prohibits the use of hard helmets, while soft headgear in the girls' game is allowed. Hard helmets are required in the men's version of the game. Brow.. Read Article »
Middle School Is Basketball’s Fiercest Recruiting Battleground CHANTILLY, Va. — Coaches sat scattered across the bleachers at a basketball tournament here this month, interested observers determined to find the next big star. With their polo shirts emblazoned with team logos, they could have passed for college recruiters out to woo top players. But these were coaches from some of the elite private hig.. Read Article »
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When the junior varsity boys’ lacrosse team at Chaminade High School faced St. Anthony’s High School on Long Island in New York on Tuesday, a dozen Division I men’s lacrosse coaches were in the stands watching. Seven sophomores playing in the game had already made verbal commitments to top college lacrosse programs around the country, before even putting on a varsity u.. Read Article »
Don't wait until junior year Cosy Burnett is a junior outside and opposite hitter at La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) who also plays for Coast Volleyball Club in San Diego, Calif. Her high school team competed in the state finals for Division II last season and she has competed at nationals five times with her club teams. In the latest installment of her blog, she explains how to prepare for your junior year. .. Read Article »
It’s Not an Adventure, It’s a Job A few months into her first year at Villanova, Stephanie Campbell was despondent. As a high school senior in New Jersey, she had been thrilled to receive a $19,000 athletic scholarship to play field hockey at Villanova University, a select, private institution outside Philadelphia. But she had not counted on the 7 a.m. start of every class day, something required so sh.. Read Article »
A guide for parents who hope their child can win a athletic scholarship. Do you secretly hope that your child will some day win a full-ride athletic scholarship? Many parents do, including my sister, who believes that her 9-year-old daughter enjoys an excellent shot at a soccer scholarship in 2021. What would prompt my sister, Jane, who is sane in other respects, to think her daughter, Kate, has a chance at .. Read Article »
Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships At youth sporting events, the sidelines have become the ritual community meeting place, where families sit in rows of folding chairs aligned like church pews. These congregations are diverse in spirit but unified by one gospel: heaven is your child receiving a college athletic scholarship. Parents sacrifice weekends and vacations to tournaments and specialty camp.. Read Article »
Families gamble select team expenses will result in a scholarship adi Bishop was willing to drive seven hours — one way — just for practice. Her mother, Kristen Counce, estimates that the family from Jonesboro, Ark., spent $15,000 to $20,000 a year so Bishop could play select softball for the McKinney-based Texas Glory club. “People are like, ‘You all have lost your mind,’” .. Read Article »
I wrote a high school column last week on how some parents believe there is some sort of connection between information in the newspaper and a high school athlete being recruited to play sports in college. That would be an incorrect belief. Granted, I’m on the inside and know how things work. A high school kid being recruited based on a story or some stats in the newspaper? Come on, gang, think about it... Read Article »
Before Haley Berg was done with middle school, she had the numbers for 16 college soccer coaches programmed into the iPhone she protected with a Justin Bieber case. She was all of 14, but Hales, as her friends call her, was already weighing offers to attend the University of Colorado, Texas A&M and the University of Texas, free of charge. Haley is not a once-in-a-generation talent like LeBron James. She .. Read Article »
What is the NCAA and the Differences Between Divisions I, II and III? What is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)? The NCAA, or National Collegiate Athletic Association, was established in 1906 and serves as the athletics governing body for more than 1,200 colleges, universities, conferences and organizations. The national office is in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the member colleges and univers.. Read Article »
Early Decision Tougher Than Ever The first results from this year’s college admissions race are in. Colleges sent out their early-admissions decisions last week. And the acceptance picture was depressingly similar to what it was last year – only tougher. Admission to “top” schools is difficult — the early-decision “edge” is eroding. Early-decision applications were up at .. Read Article »
The best thing a ninth-grader can do: Set a solid foundation to start on the right foot. The recruiting process can be a lot like conditioning drills at the end of practice — frustrating, stressful and seemingly endless. But just like wind sprints, recruiting goes much easier if you’re well prepared. A solid plan of attack begins during your freshman year. Instead of taking a blind leap into the recruitin.. Read Article »