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College Recruiting: Heading Down the Homestretch

The college search for athletes is an enduring process with a definite starting and ending point. Just like a well-run race, the successful student-athlete will remain focused until she breaks the tape. Click for some simple tips to consider when heading down the homestretch in the college recruiting process.

NCAA Academic Eligibility Standards

Periodically, the NCAA amends and updates rules and regulations to keep prospects and families on the cutting edge of college recruiting. Click for a snapshot of relevant legislation about NCAA Academic Eligibility Standards.

The Prospective Student-Athlete: College Camps

Summer is here, and for every prospective student-athlete that is attempting to match her talent with the right college program, opportunity approaches. Attending college camps is one such opportunity and maximizing this experience will position yourself well in college recruiting.

The 5 Temptations of a Youth Sport Parent (PDF)

By David Benzel
Somewhere between first introducing your child to sports and enthusiastically pursuing team participation, there lies a great temptation that beckons to most parents. It plays out as an internal battle between judging your child’s sports experience or simply enjoying the journey.

Video: Lou Gehrig – Create Your Opportunities

Do opportunities come to the lucky, or to those who are prepared? This lesson uses a baseball legend to teach the value of earning opportunities.