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Athletic Scholarship

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An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university or a private high school awarded to an individual based predominantly on his or her ability to play in a sport. Athletic scholarships are common in the United States, but in many countries they are rare or non-existent.

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Athletic Recruitment

4 Myths About Athletic Scholarships
US News & World Report - Oct 4, 2017
Bruce Mesa Sr. knew a football scholarship could be a possibility when recruiters started visiting to see his son play as a junior at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin.. ..
How college coaches evaluate parents
USA Today HSS - Oct 4, 2017
In a recent unscientific survey, nine out of 10 college coaches indicated that 95 percent of parents are great, but 5 percent actually have a negative effect on their athletes’ scholarship chances. Actually, I made those numbers up, but I’m pretty sure they are close to accurate ..
Recruiting Tip: College coaches might be evaluating parents also
USA Today HSS - May 1, 2017
An athletic scholarship is a huge investment for a university to make in a high school athlete and college coaches take the responsibility of making scholarship offers very seriously....
How School Start Times Affect High-School Athletics
The Atlantic - Apr 12, 2017
Catching more sleep could help student-athletes catch more touchdowns, but some still argue sports schedules are a reason against moving back the first bell....
The 5 most commonly asked questions about being a college walk-on
USA Today HSS - Apr 13, 2017
Being considered a walk-on is far more common in college sports than most families and athletes realize. According to the latest NCAA information 46 percent of DI athletes are walk-ons and 39 percent of DII athletes are walk-ons. ...
Everything you need to know about athletic scholarships
USA Today HSS - Apr 6, 2017
ollege is expensive. For many families, the only way to afford a college education is for their student to receive financial aid. An athletic scholarship is a great way to help lower the price for qualified student-athletes....
A quick parent guide to getting quality video for a highlight film
USA Today HSS - Mar 1, 2017
When it comes to athletic recruiting, looking good on paper is one thing but looking good on video is essential. It’s true college coaches need to see test scores and transcripts...
Does college athletics = big bucks?
Greenwich Time - Feb 20, 2017
Families worrying about the increasing competitiveness of college admissions and how students can stand out, often think athletics is the way to increase the chance of being accepted and get scholarship money to boot. ..
5 Hard Truths About Athletic Recruiting
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Feb 20, 2017
Sports recruiting for potential college athletes is fraught with anxiety and mystery. Why do some kids get noticed and others don’t? Where is the best scholarship money? ..
How college coaches evaluate parents on the sideline
USA Today HSS - Feb 21, 2017
If the term “helicopter parent” tells us anything, it’s that parents are involved in the college decision-making process now more than ever—and coaches are taking notice. ..
Teens and Sports Supplements: What's the Problem?
US News - Feb 8, 2017
In today's "bigger, better, faster, stronger" sports culture, one trap I often see young male teens fall into is the misconception that what's being ....
Questions to consider before committing to play a college sport
USA Today - Jan 31, 2017
So, you want to play college sports — but at what cost? You’ve played your sport since you were 5 years old. You define yourself as an athlete, are very skilled at your craft, and have given 100% to be the best you can be ..
Recruiting Tip: The truth about recruiting services
USA Today HSS  - Jan 30, 2017
If you search the internet for recruiting assistance, there are literally hundreds of recruiting services/websites to choose from. ..
So you think your kid is a superstar…
Tribune News-Service - Jan 16, 2017
What parent or child doesn’t dream of that photograph on “Signing Day” when that big athletic scholarship for their child is real. After all those practices and games in the freezing cold and the blaring heat, after all that carpooling, the snack assignments and the cheering as well as the consolation; ...
Recruiting Column: The facts on recruiting/highlight videos
USA Today HSS - Jan 18, 2017
That’s right, you don’t need to spend a fortune on your recruiting video. In fact, a 10 minute video with the “Rocky” theme song playing in the background might do more harm than good. Keep in mind, college coaches aren’t looking to watch a commercial, your recruiting video is merely a way for a coach to form an initial impression of your abilities ...
The Real Danger in Being a High School Athlete
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Jan 2, 2017
As millions of families in the U.S. spend thousands of dollars annually on travel teams, sports camps and athletic trainers for their kids, there is a risk that no one really talks about. It’s not concussions (although they are very concerning) or any other physical injury..
Recruiting Tip: 3 ways your parents can help you land a scholarship
USA Today HSS  - Dec 26, 2016
When it comes to their kids, we all know how parents can act, but let’s face it, all they really want is what’s best for their children. I know they ask too many questions, they think you’re the best player on the planet and can be more critical than your coach...
The 3 most important things to give a college coach
USA Today HSS - Nov 30, 2016
During the offseason, many college coaches live out of their suitcase watching games, going to showcases and attending tournaments. When they aren’t on the road, they’re doing whatever they can to find quality athletes for their program ..
A Warning For Parents Who Think A Sports Scholarship Actually Covers College Costs
Forbes - Nov 22, 2016
Your child concentrated on one sport from an early age, you spent a lot of money to give him or her the best coaches and biggest advantages, and you did it — you beat the odds,....
CollegeVine Blog - Oct 26, 2016
Being a high school athlete can be a strong selling point on your college application for a number of different reasons. First, it shows your dedication and discipline, and can often exemplify your leadership skills if you take on the role of a captain or manager. If you are a highly successful high school athlete..
Recruiting Tip: Ask the experts
USA today HSS - Oct 24, 2016
Over the past several years we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the top college coaches in the country. Their perspective on college recruiting is invaluable. Here are some of the highlights. ..
Recruiting Column: Your coach’s role in recruiting
USA today HSS - Oct 19, 2016
Teacher, Leader, Motivator, Role Model, Mentor. These are the qualities of a perfect coach. Nearly every athlete has played for at least one coach who possessed these attributes. You might have noticed that “personal college scholarship finder person” isn’t on the list. Repeat after me: It isn’t my coach’s job to find my college scholarship,..
Swim Swam - Oct 17, 2016
When I was growing up, we didn’t have social media, let alone the internet. I cherished the down time and privacy after a full school day. Do you remember our lives before hourly updates of what someone ate, vacations and political views bombarded at us?,..
Overspecialization, overtraining up injuries and burnout in kids sports
Reuters  - Aug 29, 2016
(Reuters Health) - Focusing only on one sport, year-round, can increase kids’ risk of injury and burnout, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). ..
Recruiting Tip: You need an athletic resume
USA Today HSS  - Sep 5, 2016
Every high school athlete looking to play in college should approach the recruiting process like a job search. Realistically, the process is the same. The college coaches are looking for players and you are looking for an opening. Unfortunately, college coaches don’t advertise available roster spots, so the openings are a little harder to find. Once you find the right opportunity, ..
Recruiting Column: Five things that only take five minutes but will move your recruiting needle
USA Today HSS  - Aug 31, 2016
Five minutes isn’t a long time, but you can accomplish more in five minutes than you think. You can boil an egg (I think), unload the dishwasher (if you hurry), take out the trash (if it’s not large trash day), or you can make some progress on finding a college scholarship. ..
5 most common mistakes of athlete-families
USA Today  - Aug 26, 2016
Why does the so-called “learning curve” disappear when it comes to the college search and athletic recruiting process? I am amazed that in an industry which has up to two million participants each year competing for rare and precious college sports playing ..
Recruiting Tip: Nobody’s perfect
USA Today HSS  - Aug 15, 2016
Nobody is perfect, but the ideal recruit for a college coach is a student-athlete that maximizes his or her potential in the classroom, on the field, and off the field. You can’t be perfect in every area, but if you keep these thoughts in mind college coaches will be much more likely to reach out to you.. ..
Travel sports: Finding exposure for college recruiting
Battle Creek Enquirer  - Aug 16, 2016
Like so many high school student-athletes, Sidney Schiller wants to play her favorite sport in college. A 6-foot sophomore middle hitter for the Lakeview High School varsity volleyball team, she has already received interest from Division I programs ..
Recruiting Tip: Advice from the experts
USA Today HSS  - Jun 27, 2016
Over the last several years, we’ve had the opportunity to interview some of the best college coaches in the country. Their advice on the recruiting process is invaluable. Here are 3 of the best answers to common recruiting questions. ..
What College Sports Recruiters Can Teach Your Child
New York Times  - Jun 21, 2016
Most children who play team sports will not win a college scholarship. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn something from collegiate coaches who spend countless hours evaluating high school athletes on and off the field. As it turns out, the advice head coaches have for prospective recruits will help any student succeed, even those who don’t plan to play sports in college. ..
Recruiting Column: 10 recruiting facts most recruits don’t know
USA Today HSS  - Jun 22, 2016
The first time a high school athlete goes through the college recruiting process is (most likely) the only time they will go through the process. For that reason, recruits generally don’t understand the process and don’t have all the facts. Without the facts college recruiting can be like going into a gun fight with a pocket knife. ..
Recruiting Column: How to build and distribute an effective recruiting resume
USA Today HSS  - Jun 15, 2016
Every college recruit (except for the top 2%-ers) should approach recruiting as if he or she is looking for a job. Realistically, the process is the same. You are looking to play in college and college coaches are looking for players. Once you find a match, it’s just a matter of negotiating the details and deciding on the best situation for you. ..
Recruiting Tip: Ask the experts
USA Today HSS  - Jun 6, 2016
Over the last several years we’ve had the opportunity to interview some of the best college coaches in the country. Their advice on the recruiting process is invaluable. Here are three of the best answers to our recruiting questions. ..
Offbeat Sports Scholarships Offer College Cash
US News  - May 26, 2016
Often when people think of sports scholarships, they may think those awards are only available to the star quarterback or the top home run hitter. ..
Recruiting Column: 3 quotes that will change your recruiting life
USA Today HSS  - May 27, 2016
I once heard leadership described as “doing the next right thing or making the next right decision, regardless of what happened in the past.” I love that. It is such a simple idea that can literally turn anyone into a leader, right now ..
Recruiting Tip: Your FREE recruiting resources
USA Today HSS  - May 23, 2016
In today’s world of online profiles, showcases, club teams and recruiting services you could spend a small fortune tracking down your college scholarship. Meanwhile, there are many recruiting resources that come with no price tag. ..
New UC financial aid policy means that student athletes will not be played
Highlander News  - May 23, 2016
Last week, a UC panel approved a new policy that would guarantee financial aid to student athletes at Division I schools in the event of a career-ending injury. Previously, ..
Recruiting column: Answers to top 3 recruiting questions asked recently
USA Today HSS  - May 12, 2016
We get asked hundreds of recruiting questions every week, which is completely understandable given the fact that the first time any student-athlete goes through the recruiting process is probably the last time they will go through the proces...
NCAA Eases Scholarship Restrictions, Raising Concerns Over Competitive Equity
Chronicle of Higher Ed  - May 17, 2016
A new rule allows more players to receive full scholarships during the summer. Critics worry that the change could put many programs at a recruiting disadvantage....
Recruiting Tip: Give your coach some help
USA Today HSS  - May 9, 2016
Most coaches are willing to help their athletes make it to the next level, but you have to help them help you. They need direction and guidance in reaching out to programs that are a match for your abilities....
Recruiting Column: The Perfect Recruit
USA Today HSS  - Apr 15, 2016
In my profession, I have had the opportunity to speak about recruiting with college coaches all over the country. From football coaches to baseball coaches and from the NCAA Division I level down to the junior college ranks,...
Recruiting tip: One college option isn’t enough
USA Today HSS  - Apr 11, 2016
Here is an interesting perspective from the parent of a high school volleyball player. The parents and the athlete felt as if her recruiting process was complete because one Big 10 college was “talking” to their daughter. This could be no further from the truth. Coaches talk to athletes daily, are interested in some and sign a few....
Recruiting Column: Parents' perspective
USA Today HSS  - Apr 1, 2016
This isn’t something they would ever claim so I will just say it for them… Jamie and Kathy Elliott know a thing or two about the college recruiting process. As parents of two NCAA Division I baseball players,...
Recruiting Column: How to get (yourself) recruited
USA Today HSS  - Mar 23, 2016
Let’s get one thing straight right away: Unless you are in the top 2% of athletes in your sport, you won’t be recruited unless you take action to get recruited. ...
‘Indentured’ Shines Light On The NCAA And Its Student-Athletes
WBUR.org - Only a Game  - Mar 19, 2016
For the last four years, Joe Nocera has been collecting stories about the NCAA, the governing body of college athletics.l...
Recruiting Column: Tools of the Trade
USA Today HSS  - Mar 2, 2016
Over the last year, we have been fortunate enough to interview some of the greatest college coaches in the country. From Russ Rose with Penn State Volleyball to Billy Kennedy with Texas A&M Basketball, these coaches have provided us with valuable insight into the current state of college recruiting ..
Young athletes increasingly facing health problems
San Diego Union Tribune  - Mar 3, 2016
Athletes tend to be driven, motivated people. When they set a goal—to run a mile under five minutes, to make the basketball team, to lead their football team to the championship — they will do whatever it takes to reach that goal, sometimes even when their bodies are saying it’s too much to handle...
Recruiting Column: Your first impression
USA Today HSS  - Mar 2, 2016
You don’t get a second chance at a first impression. We’ve all heard that saying before. Well, your first impression with a college coach may happen sooner than you think. In fact, it might be happening right now. ..
NCAA Surveying Student-Athletes About Time Demands of Sports
Yahoo News  - Feb 27, 2016
As NCAA decision-makers continue to discuss time demands for student-athletes, it appears those student-athletes will have a say in the matter. ..
Eating Disorders Often Overlooked in College Sports
NBC Connecticut  - Feb 29, 2016
College athletes are seen as the picture of health. But the focus, discipline and competitive spirit that makes a successful student-athlete can also fuel a serious health condition with lifelong impacts. ..
Recruiting Column: The 5 worst recruiting tips (of all time)
USA Today HSS - Feb 24, 2016
Once the word gets out that you want to in play your sport in college, the “experts” will come out of the woodwork. Everyone has advice on what will help you achieve your dream. For that reason, if you are looking for recruiting advice, make sure you are listening to the right people. Your Uncle Billy who knew someone..
NCAA Athletes Need Education On Long Odds Of Making Pros, Study Finds
IB Times - Feb 24, 2016
A study from the University of Texas at Dallas released Wednesday found that NCAA athletes need a better education about the long odds of playing sports professionally and the importance of academics...
Student Athletes More Likely to Thrive After College Than Non-Athletes, Survey Says
TIME - Feb 16, 2016
Former student athletes are more likely to be engaged at work, involved in their community, and driven to meet goals, according to a survey released today. And even though collegiate athletes have considerable time demands due to training and competitions,..
Recruiting Tip: Be Realistic
USA Today HSS - Feb 15, 2016
The best advice we can give any high school athlete looking to play at the next level is to be realistic about their abilities. Most high school students shouldn't have Ivy League schools on their list of colleges to consider and most high school athletes shouldn't be counting on a scholarship from an SEC or Big 12 powerhouse program...
4 Tips for Would-Be College Athletes
TIME - Feb 12, 2016
High school students who are applying to college and hoping to play a sport at the college level need to remember that colleges consider more than skill level. Grades and other extracurricular activities are important to have on your transcripts as well. High school students need to be their own advocate and seek out the NCAA and coaches ..
Should Football Be Part Of Your College Search?
Forbes - Feb 6, 2016
As a college athlete, secondary school coach, college counselor and now a university admissions officer, I have always understood the student-athlete desire to continue to play a sport after high school, and helped the students in my care whenever and wherever possible....
Recruiting Column: How NOT to talk to a college coach
USA Today HSS - Feb 5, 2016
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and you felt like you were talking to a brick wall? Maybe you have had a conversation with someone that wouldn’t make eye contact with you? ...
Recruiting Quiz: What school should I sign with?
USA Today HSS - Jan 29, 2016
With signing day right around the corner (February 3rd to be exact), I thought it would be an appropriate time to give some sound advice to high school recruits, before they sign on the dotted line....
Student athletes: How to get to your field of dreams
Sun-Sentinel - Feb 2, 2016
As a student athlete, it can be difficult to balance an already rigorous schedule while thinking about college, so many treat it as the “back burner” of things to get done. ...
How Concussions Affect Students Academically
Bethesda Magazine - Feb 2, 2016
Goalie Sally Egan watched as an opposing player approached her during a Saturday soccer scrimmage in February 2014. Focused on stopping the player from scoring, the 14-year-old dove for the ball just as the other girl swung her foot ...
Recruiting Column: Which colleges are the right fit?
USA Today HSS - Jan 20, 2016
There are nearly 2,000 colleges that offer athletic scholarships in the United States. That’s right, 2,000! And you need to decide which ONE will be the best fit for you.,...
How New Ncaa Rules Are Affecting Scholarship Offers
SwimSwam - Jan 25, 2016
A couple of years ago the NCAA changed its rules to allow coaches to guarantee scholarships beyond the first year. Some coaches do and some don’t. If a coach doesn’t offer a guarantee, then you need to ask. Guarantees should be listed on the scholarship agreement form..,...
Recruiting Column: Top 2 questions of 2015 - Am I really being recruited? If not, why not?
USA Today HSS - Dec 30, 2015
2015 was a great year for our recruiting partnership with USA Today High School Sports. I am very appreciative to them for the opportunity. The response and reaction to our articles, interviews and weekly recruiting tips has been fantastic...
College Admissions: The Real Danger in Being a High School Athlete
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Jan 4, 2016
As millions of families in the U.S. spend thousands of dollars annually on travel teams, sports camps and athletic trainers for their kids, there is a risk that no one really talks about. It’s not concussions (although they are very concerning) or any other physical injury...
Recruiting Column: Making sense of your college options
USA Today HSS - Dec 16, 2015
If you don’t know your college options, you really don’t have any college options. That is why for most high school athletes, identifying realistic scholarship opportunities is the most difficult part of college recruiting...
Unveiling the Myths of Division III Sports and Recruiting
Inklings News - Dec 15, 2015
Recruiting trips are only for Division I recruits -- This is a common misconception because Division I is the only division that is allowed to pay for an athlete’s transportation to a recruiting trip....
Recruiting Tip: Highlights of a year-by-year recruiting checklist
USA Today HSS - Dec 14, 2015
Athletes interested in playing a sport in college should approach recruiting as a four-year process. Here are the highlights of our year-by-year Recruiting Checklist:..
Recruiting Column: Learn from experience
USA Today HSS - Dec 9, 2015
My father always told me, "Try to learn something from every experience, good or bad." I generally took his advice, but I also felt like it was a good idea to learn from everyone else's bad experiences so that I'd have a better chance at good experiences!..
Coaches' New Overture: Limit Early Recruiting
New York Times - Dec 8, 2015
College coaches are pushing the N.C.A.A. to end a largely hidden practice that has become increasingly common: the recruitment of young high school and occasionally even middle school students...
How Student Athletes Get Full-Ride Scholarships
Forbes - Oct 3, 2015
Most of America’s 7.4 million high-school athletes won’t enjoy a free ride throughout college because they want to score touchdowns or turn gymnastic flips. For 150,000 of them, or 2%, however, a sports scholarship is in their future...
Free time is at a premium for student athletes
TCU 360 - Oct 3, 2015
Collegiate athletes have the task of balancing schoolwork and their sports while at TCU. Most college students study 25-35 hours a week, but collegiate athletes have to balance those academic hours with the 40 hours a week dedicated to their sport....
Want to play college sports? Be proactive
Concord Monitor - Sep 27, 2015
Q. What do parents and high school students need to know if the child wants to play sports in college? My son is starting his sophomore year, and he’s a three-sport athlete, with two strong sports...
Recruiting column: Select Teams in College Recruiting, Q&A with Cade Griffis
USA Today HSS - Sep 25, 2015
Select sports are big business in this country. If you don’t believe me, just ask any youth athlete, high school athlete or their parent to name the top teams in their state… I would be willing to bet that most of them could name the top 5, at the very least...
How to Contact College Coaches
The College Solution Blog  - Aug 10, 2015
What’s the best way to get on a college coach’s radar when seeking an athletic scholarship? You first need to understand that the burden is on your family to contact coaches. This might seem like an easy thing to do, but parents and teenagers frequently make mistakes when reaching out....
College scholarships for athletes
GoLocal PDX College Admissions  - Jun 17, 2015
Being an athlete requires a lot of time and dedication. Some students are able to secure athletic scholarships from the college or university they will be attending, but others are not. Luckily there are some scholarships out there specifically for students who participate in sports....
College Admissions: More Athletic Recruiting Tips
GoLocal PDX College Admissions  - Jun 17, 2015
September 1st or July 1st are big days for many student/athletes. For most sports, September 1 at the beginning of junior year is the first time that a coach can proactively contact them. For Swimming & Diving, Track & Field or Cross Country ...
College Admissions: Key Steps to the Athletic Recruiting Process
GoLocal PDX College Admissions  - Jun 10, 2015
Athletic talent can provide wonderful opportunities and open many doors for student/athletes in the college search process. While it can present unique advantages, it also poses its own set of challenges. ...
College Admissions: Can You Play Your Sport in College?
GoLocal PDX College Admissions  - Jun 3, 2015
Sometimes my job involves being a “dream crusher”. It’s not a part of the job I like. I often have parents come into my office with the expectation that their son or daughter will be able to play his or her sport in college. ...
How Social Media Can Hide Signs Of Trouble Among Student Athletes
Huffington Post  - May 29, 2015
Madison Holleran's online persona depicted the life of a thriving college freshman, filled with friends, family and a love for running track. But behind the social media facade, the student athlete was dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts. On Jan. 17, 2014, ...
Thoughtful Parenting: College tours, visits and interviews for student athletes
Steamboat Today  - Mar 29, 2015
The old adage is true: You only get one chance to make a first impression. Here’s a “to-do list” to help ensure your university, college or trade school visit is a success.......
For student-athletes, social media can doom a career
Clayton News Daily  - Mar 31, 2015
JONESBORO — You may have heard of one Mo’ne Davis, the young female baseball player that took the country by storm with her performance in the Little League World Series last summer.....
Recruiting column: When should college recruiting start?
USA Today HSS  - Mar 11, 2015
A few years ago, I sat in the bleachers at an exciting sporting event. Neither team could establish and hold the lead. The crowd was crazy; yelling at the umpires, screaming for their team and berating the other team’s players and coaches.....
Tips for Writing a Strong College Recruiting Mission Statemen
Stack.com  - Mar 11, 2015
When they evaluate recruiting prospects, college coaches look for strong students who meet or exceed their eligibility and admissions standards. They also search for direct-impact athletes who thrive at their positions and can drive their team to higher levels....
NCAA athletic recruitment rules you need to know
Charlotte Observer  - Feb 10, 2015
You’ve probably seen the headlines where eighth-graders who can’t drive yet and haven’t taken algebra are being recruited to play athletics in college...
Score Big With Scholarships for Student Athletes
US News  - Feb 5, 2015
If you’re a student who plays a sport, you’ve probably imagined a few big moments in your career, like hitting a winning jump shot at the buzzer, serving an ace on match point in front of thousands of fans or making a highlight-reel save of a blazing slap shot....
Athletic recruitment 101: Be realistic
Charlotte Observer  - Feb 2, 2015
Hey Hollywood, how about a new television show called, “So You Think You Can Be A Professional Athlete?” The stats aren’t encouraging..
College coaches learn about student-athletes from social media
Martinsburg Journal - Jan 31, 2015
While high school student-athletes are learning to use social media as a tool to get more attention from college coaches, college coaches are in the same boat. They're learning how to best use social media and how to best handle their athletes' social media choices...
A Long Shot
Inside Higher Ed  - Jan 27, 2015
Odds are, Huma said, he likely wouldn’t have played in the NFL even if he remained healthy. “If you had to generalize, you could easily say no one goes pro,” he said. “That’s how slim the chances are.”...
Why athletes need time off
Lancaster Eagle Gazette  - Jan 24, 2015
LANCASTER – Being an athlete takes a level of commitment that is comparable to little else. Some take the commitment more seriously than others. But, is there a point where that level of commitment becomes dangerous to the athlete?...
Recruiting column: How your coach can help you
USA Today HSS  - Jan 14, 2015
USA TODAY High School Sports has a new weekly column on the recruiting process. This isn’t about where the top five-star athletes are headed but rather a guide to the process and the pitfalls for student-athletes nationwide from Fred Bastie ..
When student athletes struggle with mental illness
Michigan Radio  - Jan 19, 2015
One in four young adults between the ages of 18-24 has a diagnosable mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. ..
College Athletic Recruiting That Cannot be Justified
Conn News - Feb 14, 2014
As an educational consultant who helps high school students through the maze of college admissions, I have had the opportunity to work with many different students including those who apply to colleges where an audition or a portfolio...
Female athletes commit to colleges. Next stop: 9th grade
Boston.com - College Bound - Jan 27, 2014
Sanford, Fla. — 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. ...
Ten Tips for Student Athletes
Huffington Post - Jan 22, 2014
Since many college coaches finalize their lists of recruited students in the summer before senior year, student athletes go to the front of the line in the admissions process. This means that they also have to start visiting and communicating with colleges earlier than other students ...
Can This Student Win an Athletic Scholarhip?
The College Solution Blog - Jan 8, 2014
The Scoop on Athletic Scholarships There is no need to approach Goucher College or any other Division III about athletic scholarships. Division III schools, which are primarily private colleges and universities, do not give out athletic scholarships. ....
Youth Sports World Is Insane
Huffington Post - Jan 10, 2014
Youth sports: a chance to run around, play sports with friends and have fun. At least that's how it used to be. Today, our kids' games have been hijacked by adults who professionalize them and attempt to meet their own needs through youth sports.. ....
College Admissions: Athletic Recruitment: 3 Mistakes to Avoid
GoLocalProv  - Sep 2, 2013
September and October are prime months for “official visits” for many athletes applying to D1, D2 and D3 colleges. As thrilling as that may sound, it’s a time fraught with anxiety and pitfalls. Students can become disenchanted with a college after spending an overnight, coaches can drop students because they get a negative read from admissions,.....
College Admissions: Get Noticed By College Coaches This Summer
GoLocalProv College Admissions  - Jun 17, 2013
“Sports showcases, college camps, travel teams! July and August used to mean lazy days on the beach for athletes and their parents, but no longer. Now, summer is prime time for athletes to be seen by college coaches. ...
After the Cheering Stops
Edutopia  - Feb 26, 2013
I grew up loving basketball, and Alan Seiden was the best high school basketball player I've ever seen. He was also my neighbor and a classmate at Jamaica High School in New York City.....
Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes
NPR.org  - Feb 27, 2013
But I have a similar quest. I seek one prominent college president to say to her trustees or to the other presidents in his conference: "The NCAA is a sham and disgrace. Let's get out of it."....
On College: Admissions for student-athletes
San Jose Mercury News - Feb 6, 2013
In light of the recent Super Bowl, I thought this would be an opportune time to talk about athletics in the admissions process. If you are a student-athlete serious about playing a sport in college, this will help you to better understand how the admissions process for you will be different. ...
6 Ways to Win an Athletic Scholarship
CBS MoneyWatch.com  - Jun 10, 2010
Only 2% or so of high school student athletes win a Division I or II sports scholarships, but there are ways to increase your odds. Here are six tips to help you boost your chances of winning a sports scholarship....
High school juniors and the NCAA
SF College Admissions Examiner - Jan 26, 2013
As high school juniors begin to prepare for college admissions, prospective student athletes face their own unique pathway. They have to negotiate the complex world of recruiting regulations, rendered even more confusing by the fact that the NCAA is currently revisiting and revising many of those rules....
The NCAA vs. Student Athletes: The End of the 'the Best Business Model in the World'?
The Atlantic - Jan 30, 2013
College sports is a multi-billion-dollar business. Do its workers deserve to be paid? It's a simple question taking a convoluted journey through our legal system. ...
Athletics and college admissions
Lake Oswego Review  - Jun 1, 2011
It’s no secret that athletic skill confers an admissions advantage and that exceptional ability can even dictate the admissions decision. Premier athletes ...
Getting Your Athlete Into College
State College News  - Aug 10. 2010
Athletic ability does not guarantee admission to a college, and more and more public pressure is forcing colleges to re-evaluate their admissions standards ...
About this series
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN  - Dec 15, 2008
You might have perceptions about the world of athletic scholarships, but chances are they don't match up with the complex realities. This Star Tribune series aims to debunk some of the myths about scholarships and explain who gets them,...
The myth of the scholarship: A sliver of pie
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN  - Dec 15, 2008
Most scholarship athletes don't get full rides to college. In fact, many of them get just enough to cover their books and fees. Kevin Kray's dream was coming true. The Osseo High School senior wanted to play baseball at the University of Minnesota...
Part Two: Myth of the scholarship: Sweat equity
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN  - Dec 16, 2008
Most scholarship athletes don't get full rides to college. In fact, many of them get just enough to cover their books and fees. Kevin Kray's dream was coming true. The Osseo High School senior wanted to play baseball at the University of Minnesota...
The Truth about Sports Scholarships
CBS News MarketWatch  - Jun 2, 2009
Is your teenager hoping to major in premed? If he or she is playing Division I sports, they might not get the chance. Athletes are so consumed by their sport that they can’t always major in the sciences or in other time-intensive fields..
Why Athletes Have an Edge at Elite Colleges
CBS News MarketWatch  - Sep 11, 2009
When fans think about college sports, what comes to mind are epic Division I battles that pack stadiums and attract millions of TV viewers — USC fighting against Ohio State for Rose Bowl honors or North Carolina battling Kansas at the Big Dance in March...

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