Campus Visits: A Look Under the Hood for the Prospective Student-Athlete

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Campus Visits: A Look Under the Hood for the Prospective Student-Athlete

By Tom Kovic
A productive road trip is your “backstage pass” to the college search for athletes and taking unofficial visits to several of your top schools of interest is a great way to get a “look under the hood” to determine if the institution is a potential “match.”

5 Initial Steps in Being Recruited for College Athletics

By Tom Kovic
The college experience is, in many cases, the most important four years in our children’s lives and realizing the potential leverage families of prospective student-athletes have in the college recruiting process, will develop increased confidence and clarity as the college quest unfolds.

Why the Best High School Athletes Don’t TRY to Get a Scholarship

By David Benzel
The great paradox of chasing a college scholarship is that it’s the wrong approach. Focusing one’s attention on getting an athletic scholarship by posturing, manipulating, or even talking about it all the time only lowers the likelihood of getting one.

Social Media and the Accelerated Landscape of College Recruiting

By Tom Kovic
The synergy between social media and college recruiting continues to grow in popularity and is evolving into the primary tool of communication between prospects and college coaches. Student-athletes can offer coaches with instantaneous updates about college recruitment, and if used prudently, this high tech platform can help streamline evaluations significantly to help college coaches recruit best.

College Athletics Recruiting and Navigating Financial Aid

By Tom Kovic
Financial aid is an important component for many families to consider as they move forward in the college athletics recruiting process. College costs continue to increase and the family that makes a concerted effort in developing financial aid planning as part of their overall recruiting plan will have a greater chance in gaining a manageable package.

NCAA Academic Eligibility Standards Change for the Class of 2016

By Tom Kovic
Periodically, the NCAA amends and updates recruiting rules and regulations to keep prospects and families on the cutting edge of information as it pertains to college recruiting. Click for a snapshot of important legislation that was recently passed that will directly affect freshman college eligibility.

5 Factors in Building your Initial College Recruiting List

By Tom Kovic
Laying the groundwork for a successful college recruiting effort is essential and developing operatives that will help you pinpoint important targets along the way is crucial to the momentum you build.

College Scholarships and the Recruitment Process

By Jeff Thompson
So, you want to be a college gymnast but you don’t actually have any idea what it will take to get there? Here are a few things the college coaches want you to know.

5 Tips in Developing Your Unique Brand as a Prospective Student-Athlete

By Tom Kovic
The college search for athletes is an “individual” quest. A winning strategy for one prospect could be a losing strategy for another. I think we can all agree that when it comes to recruiting, the “blue chip” kids are going to be found…It’s just a matter of when. That aside, the majority of the prospects navigating the college search are NOT blue chip kids and should execute a personal plan of attack that includes “grey areas” of recruiting.

NCAA Academic Eligibility Standards Change

Periodically, the NCAA amends and updates rules and regulations to keep prospects and families on the cutting edge of information as it pertains to college recruiting. Click for a snapshot of important legislation that was recently passed that will directly affect freshman college eligibility.