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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.

100 Days to Maximize College Recruiting

With summer on the horizon and the end of the academic year fast approaching, high school prospects have every opportunity to get a well-deserved breather. Taking time to relax a little after a demanding school year and a rigorous training schedule creates “new life.”

New NCAA Recruiting Contact Rules

Beginning May 1, 2019, the NCAA adopted new recruiting contact rules. This decision intends to restrain early recruiting of prospective student-athletes. The main thrust of the latest recruiting legislation is directed at the timing of communication with college coaches.