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Calling College Coaches

Who wants to call college coaches? I have spoken in front of thousands of student-athletes who all wanted to play college sports. Calling college coaches is very important to your interests in finding the right opportunity. Very few high school prospects ever pick up the phone and call a coach. Typically, they remain a prospect, rather than becoming a recruit. Calling college coaches is a simple task, though nerve-wracking to most kids. The key to overcoming nerves is to be well-prepared. Be knowledgeable about the school and the sports team. Have a brief call script in front of you. And […]

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Top Secrets to College Recruiting, here’s # 4

“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch it, get started, take action, and get moving.”- John Wooden, Legendary UCLA Coach Every game begins with a first play, be it the first pitch, the kick-off, the face-off, the tip-off, the serve, the first shot. College recruiting does too. As Coach Wooden said- decide upon your goal and launch it, get started. Intuitively, everyone would agree, but in practice, few people ever make the first play. Rather, most prefer to hope, wait, and wish. That’s a well beaten path that typically ends without […]

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Top Secrets to College Recruiting, here’s # 3

“When everything is said and done, as a rule, more is said than is done.”- Lou Holtz, ND Football Coach, ESPN Analyst Every time I meet young students and athletes, parents too, I always here what they want and need. The problem is that this process does not reward wants and needs, rather it rewards effort. Most often that means doing things that others don’t want to do. And here’s one of them. # 3 Secret to College Recruiting- put together a personal marketing plan equipped with a quality email marketing package. Intuitively, everyone would agree about the need to […]

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Top Secrets to College Recruiting, here’s # 2

“Your recruiting cannot begin until you have earned the trust of the college coach, and it cannot end until the coach has earned your trust.”- Hans  As I meet high school juniors and seniors, I see a collection of student-athletes aspiring to become collegiate athletes. And yet, one after another, they don’t know college coaches. Sure, they might have met a coach or two at a camp, exchanged a few casual emails, but that’s surface-recruiting void of substance beyond camp invitations. I’m here to say with strong conviction, your college experience hinges on our secret # 2. Secret # 2 […]

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Top Secrets to College Recruiting, here’s # 1

“Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared.”- George Allen, Former NFL Coach  2.4 million high school senior athletes miss out on their college sports opportunity every year. 100,000 move on to having an opportunity to play at the college level. Of those, half have success, half don’t. Your college success depends on our secret # 1. Secret # 1 to College Recruiting – Understand opportunity College recruiting is a process that is won or lost on your ability to seize the moment, to search out and find your right opportunity. Not just any opportunity, but the […]

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Success is Predictable

SUCCESS IS A MINDSET that requires accepting and embracing. It’s not something you are born with, rather, it’s something you adapt to and decide upon. Our students accept their role in the college process, meaning they take ownership for their desired outcome in doing many things others are not willing to do; gaining a much greater likelihood for success. Success is predictable. We can evaluate the mindset and predict the success-path for a 15-25 year old through our College Ambitions Interview, a structured format that will reflect in one’s ability to adapt and decide. I then apply my- Ten Indicators for Success. Thereafter, I can […]

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Back-end College Recruiting, a sure-fire strategy!

“When is it too late? It’s only too late once you give up. Until then, there are plenty of opportunities out there.”- Hans Back-end Recruiting -a strategy of ours designed to land college roster spots after you have received admission acceptance and a satisfactory financial award package; a college sports opportunity earned on the back-end of the college search and recruiting process. The timing: The NCAA “Early Signing Week” passed last week. Around 10,000 athletes signed a National Letter of Intent and made their commitment to a college. This leaves 90,000 incoming college freshmen athletes yet to be determined as […]

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Follow-through to Win College Admission Acceptances

You have significant influence over winning college acceptances beyond hitting the submit button”- Hans Six Keys to Winning College Admissions -each week we have explored one key item. Here’s # 6– Follow up and follow through to winning college admissions: hit the “submit” button and follow through with a phone call to your admission counselor. Let them know you submitted your application. Find out if there is anything else you need to do for the application. Make sure the admission counselor knows how important your acceptance is to you. Then, call and email your admissions counselor each week or two […]

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Demonstrate Interest to Win College Admission Acceptances

“You have significant influence over winning college acceptances beyond hitting the submit button“- Hans Six Keys to Winning College Admissions -each week we are exploring one key item at a time. Here’s # 5– Demonstrate interest in the college and why the college is important to you: Why should a college admissions counselor grant you an acceptance? Why should they devote valuable time to closely evaluate your application? They know the numbers. They know people are applying to more colleges now than in the past. Would you spend time on someone less likely to come to the school over the […]

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Win College Admissions- Build Relations with Key College Decision Makers

“You have significant influence over winning college acceptances beyond hitting the submit button“- Hans Six Keys to Winning College Admissions-each week, we are exploring one key item at a time, here’s # 3- Build relationships with admissions counselors prior to submitting applications: This is perhaps the easiest to accomplish and yet, the most elusive. People just plain miss out on this. Why? Because it takes a concerted effort from both the student and the parent that’s not always convenient to make. But it’s a most valuable component in the college admissions equation. While the rest of the country submits applications […]

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