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Breaking Down the Recruiting Process

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Finding the Best-Fit College or University is NOT an over night process, but having the correct information will help guide you to make the best decisions. Let us help you take the all important next step! Below is a collection of over one-hundred recruiting news articles in alphabetical order that cover everything from early recruiting, early decision vs early action, coaches and parent tips, NCAA, social media, IVY league, NESCAC, Liberal Arts and much more that we highly recommend  you and your family read and enjoy.

Athletic Scholarship - 7 Things You Need to Know About Sports Scholarships

By: Lynn O'Shaughnessy Published on: 2010 Source: US News

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 respe.. Read Article »

Athletic Scholarship - Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships

By: Bill Pennington Published on: 3/10/2008 Source: New York Times

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 weeken.. Read Article »

Club Ball - Club sports offer exposure — but at a steep price

By: Greg Riddle Published on: 2014 Source: The Dallas Morning News

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, .. Read Article »

Club Ball - College recruiting process for athletes swings toward clubs

By: Bill Wells Published on: 2012 Source: The Republican

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 stat.. Read Article »

Committing to Play for a College, Then Starting 9th Grade

By: NATHANIEL POPPER Published on: JAN. 26, 2014 Source: NY Times

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 o.. Read Article »

Division I versus Division II and III

By: Scotedale Published on: 2014 Source: Scotedale

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 Indianap.. Read Article »

Early Decision Applicants playing Sports - Early Decision Tougher Than Ever

By: Steve Cohen Published on: 11/29/2011 Source: Forbes

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 ero.. Read Article »

Freshmen need to think Recruiting Early

By: Tom Lakin Published on: September 15, 2010 Source: ESPNHS

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... Read Article »

Learning to play the game

By: Ari Worthman Published on: 2013 Source: Lakeside School

Whenever I ponder how drastically college athletic recruiting has changed over a decade, I think of a story a father recently shared with me. His son is a star soccer player at the club level, and like many of these top athletes, aspires to play at a Division I college. “He should think about specializing—becoming a year-round soccer player,” h.. Read Article »

Myths of the Recruiting Process

By: Deerfield Academy Published on: 2015 Source: Deerfield Academy

Myths of the Recruiting Process Excerpts taken from Varsity Edge Myth: If you are good enough, coaches will find you. Reality: Recruiting is now a global process, and despite your skills or success in high school, it is extremely easy to be overlooked by college coaches. Therefore, it is essential for you to contact coaches in a systematic and timely fashion. Myth:.. Read Article »