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The Student-Athlete Game Plan for Calling a College Coach
The player calling a college coach first is the one who will take control of their own recruiting process and will gain the interest that he or she is looking for. Check out 3 keys to calling coaches.
Tips For College-Bound Student-Athletes
— Choosing a college is hard enough. Add in being a college-bound athlete and there’s even more to consider when you visit campus and when you apply. Check out these tips for student-athletes.
Should I Play Sports in College?
— Are you a star athlete in high school? Thinking about playing your sport in college? Choosing whether or not to play a sport in college can be a difficult decision and plays a big role in where you decide to attend.
Smart Q & A: What to ask a college coach?
QUESTION: What should kids ask and say to college coaches if they call? ANSWER: A phone call from a coach is good opportunity to get your questions answered. Keep a list handy. Jeannie Borin, M.Ed. , founder of College-Connections suggests the following for your consideration: When and where are showcases and how do I obtain information? What positions are available and how many players are being recruited for what years? What are NCAA requirements and how do I register? When should students contact coaches and when can coaches contact them? Do...
Have Fun and Beat the Freshman 15
Emily Pickelhaupt When students cross over that ever so exciting threshold from high school to college, many have the same concern… HOW AM I GOING TO AVOID THE FRESHMAN 15!? Trust me, this was definitely on my mind as well. Between the amazing dining halls and nights out, it seems inevitable. But, here’s the thing most students don’t think about: all of the activities that exist to counter this seemingly inevitable curse. Personally, I am not much of a fitness nut, but I managed to avoid the weight gain...
Life as an Intercollegiate Equestrian
Randi Heathman The Equestrian College Advisor For most athletes, the transition from high school to college involves learning to play their sport at a faster pace or find themselves facing larger, tougher opponents. For equestrians, however, making the same transition from their high school competitions into the intercollegiate realm is far more drastic. Gone is the format of one horse and rider team hoping to out-class a group of similar horse and rider combinations and be declared the best. Instead, that familiar framework is replaced by a team structure...