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GameDay Approach- Tips on getting recruited.
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 .:
Featured College Recruiting News Articles
As Augustana (Ill.)’s football coach, Rob Cushman, led 21 would-be college football players (and their families) on a tour of the the school’s newly erected $10.5 million football stadium and complex, my eye was drawn to a relatively small detail on the wall of a meeting room: the depth chart of the 2013 Vikings. While Cushman talked up the great athletic and academic opportunities on campus — p.. Read Article »
Morgan Moses is one of the top-rated high school offensive linemen in the country. He is 6 feet 7 inches, weighs nearly 350 pounds and has scholarship offers from colleges like Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. But the economy has begun to factor into his family’s discussions about how far he will go from their home in Richmond, Va. While his mother, Marion, said she wanted her son.. Read Article »
When Olivia Sisson, ‘17, was in high school, she knew she wanted to play lacrosse in college and that she was interested in Washington and Lee University. She started to get offers from colleges, but wouldn’t hear back from W&L until her junior year. She had to decide if she wanted to accept one of her other offers or wait to see if she could get into W&L. For athletes like Sisson and t.. Read Article »
Even before the University of Indianapolis hired its men’s and women’s lacrosse coaches in June—and almost two years before the Greyhounds play their first game in the spring of 2016—Athletic Director Sue Willey already had fielded some intriguing inquiries. “I got a call from a mother in Texas,” Willey said. “She was very interested in [the University of Indianapolis] .. Read Article »
Many Elite Student-Athletes Are Now Choosing Division III over Division I A recent trend in college athletics, which has been flying under the radar, is that a growing percentage of top high school athletes are deciding to play sports at Division III programs (where there aren’t any athletic scholarships) instead of Division I universities. The reason is primarily three-fold: 1) Besides the h.. Read Article »
Countdown: Division III Tennis on the Rise Division III tennis is on the rise. 15 4/5 stars signed with Division III schools in 2007. This number rose to 24 in 2011. As the quality of Division III tennis continues to escalate this pattern is likely to continue. To better understand how competitive Division III tennis is, Scholarship for Athletes took the time to sit down with Middlebury Men's Tennis Coach Bob Hans.. Read Article »
Become a Division III Student-Athlete Information for prospective students athletes and parents What Division III has to Offer Division III athletics provides a well-rounded collegiate experience that involves a balance of rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and the opportunity to pursue the multitude of other co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities offered on Division III campuses. D.. Read Article »
When fans think about college sports, what comes to mind are epic Division I battles that pack stadiums and attract millions of TV viewers — USC fighting against Ohio State for Rose Bowl honors or North Carolina battling Kansas at the Big Dance in March. However, most college athletes compete far away from ESPN's cameras and color commentators. They attend the 429 schools in the NCAA's Division III, where by def.. Read Article »
With Scholarships Scarce, Some D-III Teams Take on the Big Guys; Beating Minnesota Don't look now, college-sports behemoths, but in some of the lower-profile NCAA sports like tennis, swimming and lacrosse, there's an unlikely new force welling up to give you a run for your money: those precious liberal-arts colleges that don't offer athletic scholarships. After years of serving as an occasional appetizer .. Read Article »
University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball head coach John Calipari has it easy in recruiting. Occidental’s Brian Newhall? Not so much. Newhall recently shed light on the difficulties and realities of Division-III recruiting and the challenges specific to Occidental. Division-I coaches such as Calipari can sell full academic scholarships, state-of-the-art facilities and a chance to compete at the high.. Read Article »
Columbia Brings a Strange Blend of Pressures, but Alex Gross Isn't Complaining In the narrow hallway leading to the Columbia football team's classroom, 7:45 a.m. on Thursday was still too early for chatter. Unshaven faces looked around in near silence at pulled-up hoodies and slumping shoulders. Alex Gross, a senior captain, waited for the linebackers meeting to begin, his mop of brown hair tucked under a baseball.. Read Article »
Last month, you may have seen several excited statuses over social media from your athlete high school friends celebrating their commitments to various colleges. Some of these statuses may have even included a picture of your friend signing a letter to formalize his or her commitment. If your friend was signing a letter, he or she probably didn’t commit to an Ivy League school. Unlike other Division I NCAA .. Read Article »
Ivy League schools are considered to be the most prestigious of all colleges in the United States. These schools are primarily located in the Northeastern part of the country. There are eight total colleges that are considered to be Ivy League. These schools are Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities and the University of Pennsylvania. Of all institutions of higher learning, the.. Read Article »
Many believe that liberal-arts colleges, which typically play sports at the Division III level, do not especially value athletics. We're therefore seen as having nothing practical to contribute to the national debate about the problems of high-profile, high-revenue, Division I college sports - including unethical behavior among coaches and boosters, erosion of academic values, special treatment of players, and cutthro.. Read Article »
Does a Good Football Team Make a Good College? When some students go searching for a college to best fit their academic and extracurricular needs, they might look at a particular college because they grew up rooting for their football team. For example, some residents of Nebraska will choose to attend the University of Nebraska just because the Huskers have a great football team. Does a good football team mean it .. Read Article »
In Recruiting, a Big Push From Small Colleges, Too The players, a jumpy group of 16- and 17-year-old boys from around the country, arrived at the Headfirst baseball camp last month in Ruther Glen, Va., with statistics that stood out. It was not just their batting averages. These were players who scored, on average, 1,300 out of a possible 1,600 on the two-part College Board exam. Most of the 165 players were .. Read Article »
With all the focus on college football playoffs, it is easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding schools with major football programs. They certainly do their best to draw attention. But is it for the right reasons? For parents and high school students that are focused on the quality of education – and the benefits that brings after graduation – these football-oriented schools may not be the best choic.. Read Article »
When Jeffrey Docking arrived at Adrian College seven years ago, the private liberal arts college had 940 students, buildings were in need of repair, football games were played at a local high school and track meets were run at an elementary school. Enrollment was dropping, Adrian was retaining only 59 percent of those who came through its doors, and the school had no money to start new academic programs that mig.. Read Article »
Sports at small liberal arts colleges: guiding your aspiring student athletes If there was ever a great moment to explore the nature of athletics at small liberal arts colleges – and the range of offerings – this would have to be it. In 2012 the Union men’s ice hockey team made it into the Frozen Four for the first time in our school’s history. We defeated UMass-Lowell to get there, win.. Read Article »
Throwing a touchdown to an Olympic gold medalist and carrying the football for the President were just a taste of the opportunities unveiled to football recruits and their parents here, before National Signing Day. While many schools focus on what a football recruit can do on the athletic field and the possibility of playing professional football after graduation, the Academy gave the recruits and families the wh.. Read Article »
No one wanted Army to beat Navy more than Rich Ellerson did. Coaching at Army was his dream job. His father was a West Point graduate and a career military officer, as were two of his brothers. One of them, John, was a captain of the 1962 team. Ellerson’s son Andrew is a cadet and the Black Knights’ long snapper. Ellerson had grown up on bases around the world and had listened to Army-Navy games on sho.. Read Article »
When Gen. Raymond Odierno joined the football team at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1972, he hadn’t given much thought to a career in the Army. He didn’t come from a military family. He just wanted to play college football. Now, more than 40 years later, he is the Army’s top leader in charge of more than 500,000 of America’s sons and daughters. Along the way, he became known .. Read Article »
Troy Calhoun recruits integrity. He's looking for a few good student-athletes who will proudly wear the Air Force Academy uniform. That's not always easy for Calhoun, the second-year head football coach and AFA class of 1989. He isn't alone. Fellow United States service academy brethren, Army and Navy, have the same recruiting criteria despite competing Division I-A, the highest level of college football. .. Read Article »
What it Takes to Be a Navy Student-Athlete There is a special place where the scholar-athlete is constantly raising the standard of excellence. And, there are special people who choose to become those athletes. Here, in both the sporting arena and classroom, and as part of a family of midshipmen over four thousand strong, he or she prepares today to be a combat leader for tomorrow. This special place is the U.. Read Article »
Does the NCAA award athletics scholarships? Individual schools award athletics scholarships, which are partially supported through NCAA revenue distribution. Divisions I and II schools provide more than $2 billion in athletics scholarships annually to more than 126,000 student-athletes. Division III schools do not offer athletically related financial aid. Is an athletics scholarship guaranteed for four years.. Read Article »
Title IX: What it means What the landmark legislation has meant to coaches, athletes Title IX was initially intended to give women more opportunities in higher education, with access to athletics a mere side effect. By opening the gates to gyms, stadiums and playing fields, however, Title IX changed the way women in America see themselves. Here, in their own words, are what Title IX has meant to athletes, coache.. 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 »
Founded in 1971, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is a group of eleven highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities that share a similar philosophy for intercollegiate athletics. The Conference was created out of a concern for the direction of intercollegiate athletic programs, and remains committed to keeping a proper perspective on the role of sport in higher education. The f.. Read Article »
The Admissions and Athletics Report (or Barker Report, as it is more commonly known) was written in 1987 by a committee chaired by mathematics professor William Barker and featuring nine other members including then Director of Admissions William Mason, then Assistant Director of Athletics John Cullen and student Gerald Chertavian ’87. It was conducted in part because of the College’s Pierce Commission Rep.. Read Article »
March 28, 2014 5:12 p.m.: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the average GPA of all students in 2005 was 3.25. The correct statistic is 3.23. President Barry Mills delivered a report on athletics at a faculty meeting on February 4, providing a rare look at the College’s efforts to recruit athletes and opening a discussion about their collective performance in the classroom. Acc.. Read Article »
An investigation into Bates’ procedures and philosophy on athlete recruitment Introduction College athletics is an incredible source of energy and excitement. From the booming Division I football stadiums, to the raucous Alumni Gymnasium, college sports are undoubtedly an important component of college life. But how exactly do these athletic teams form at academic institutions? In this featur.. Read Article »
Division I collegiate sports are a major source of entertainment for many Americans, myself included. D-I football and basketball are leagues in their own right, with viewership comparable to the top professional leagues in the United States. However, the NCAA insists upon calling the players for these teams "student-athletes," acting as if an education at their school is worthy compensation for the millions of dolla.. Read Article »
Field Hockey's Big Picture Two minutes into the second 15-minute overtime period of the 2008 NCAA Division III National Field Hockey Championship, Bowdoin’s Shannon Malloy ’11 deftly intercepted a clearing pass from a Tufts University defender and sent the ball ahead to Kara Kelley ’10. Kelley spotted first year forward Katie Herter ’12 on the left flank and drove a pretty diagonal pass to .. Read Article »
NESCAC Member Institutions The New England Small College Athletic Conference is the home to 11 member schools. All 11 of the NESCAC's members are private colleges and universities located throughout New England. Click on a member school below to learn more about that institution. NESCAC Map Amherst College Bates College Bowdoin College Colby College Connecticut College Hamilton College.. Read Article »
I first read Dave Campbell’s editorial “On Choosing to Play Division III” during my junior year of high school. It could not have come at a better time. I was entrenched in the college lacrosse recruiting process and I had my sights set on suiting up for a Division I program. “As a high school lacrosse player with hopes of playing in college, one can be hyper-focused on the role of lacross.. Read Article »
When freshman swimmer Joe Lessard received a letter of rejection from Dartmouth College after applying early decision, he expected to join a hugely competitive pool of students applying regular decision to some of the nation’s best colleges, including Tufts. But following his rejection, Lessard received a phone call from Adam Hoyt, the men’s swimming and diving coach at Tufts, that would change the tr.. Read Article »
Like many top-level sports organizations, the realm of elite youth soccer is a very small world. Case in point: freshman center midfielder Bear Duker’s brother, sophomore Jake Duker, plays soccer for NESCAC foe Amherst College, as do three other players from his Belmont Hill high school team. Duker scored his first college goal this season against senior co-captain goalkeeper Zack Toth of Middlebury, .. Read Article »
In an age when college coaches utilize text messaging and other high-tech and borderline-stalker avenues to dazzle athletes and lure them to their schools, there is still one “throwback” league when it comes to recruiting. Call it antiquated, call it outdated, but the NESCAC has steadfastly held to its original mission statement created in 1971, one committed first and foremost to the academic achieve.. Read Article »
“The EX Factor” is a new series that examines the value of extracurricular activities in the admissions process as well as in the Tufts community. I will go “undercover” as a participant in various Tufts activities and I will share the experience afterwards. First up: varsity football! My father and brother will readily confirm the following statement: I never suited up for a football g.. Read Article »
Here are four considerations when debating whether to take your college admissions test as a junior or senior. The college application process is a long and winding road. For most students, preparing for college begins with the PSAT in October of their sophomore or junior year of high school. The PSAT does not greatly impact college applications – though the National Merit Scholarship is a sought-after award.. Read Article »