This course is designed to educate student-athletes and their parents about navigating the often confusing and generally stressful college search and sports recruiting process for student-athletes, from their sophomore year through their senior year. We will cover the factors that influence a student’s college choice preferences, process timelines, define recruiting terminology, explore the significant differences between NCAA divisions and their sport’s impact on a student’s academic career. We will also discuss student-athletes’ recruitment requirements, identify what coaches are looking for, explain how to get noticed and how to end up on a “coach’s list.” which is given to admissions. A method will also be shown and discussed to track and determine a college coach’s ‘level of interest’ in each student-athlete.
The second session is designed to demonstrate how to implement the various theories and strategies from the first night into specific action steps including how to create a plan which matches the student’s selection criteria and academic performance to each individual school on their list. This list will be used to develop a targeted proto-typical communications plan, which will establish a focused path for finding the colleges best suited for each student-athlete, from both the academic and athletic perspective.
Lists of all NCAA colleges in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 which offer each student athlete’s sport will be provided. Material will also be distributed to provide some insight into the financial aid process, NCAA recruitment rules and regulations, and other information designed to bring clarity and objectivity to the college search and recruiting process, while hopefully, making it less stressful.
Tuition is for an adult/student Pair. Class meets Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16.
Nicholas Michael is the founder of Odyssey College Search.