Blog Topic: Advice for Parents

5 Rules Parents Should Follow During the Recruiting Process

The Need to Control As a parent of a recruited student-athlete you need to ask yourself a question before the process starts: “Which one of us wants to be a college athlete?” Many times parents–with the right intentions–will take control of the recruiting process. They think they’re helping their son or daughter, but many times […]

11 Questions Parents Can Ask To Help Their Student-Athlete Pick The Right College

This checklist is designed specifically for parents of student-athletes. Many parents drive 5 hours one way for a weekend tournament or sit through an entire meet to see a few minutes of their child competing. For the parents who love watching their student-athlete compete and succeed here is a quick run-down of what your child […]

12 Reasons Student-Athletes Should Visit A College Before Making A Decision

Visiting College Campus Students should take advantage of the opportunity to visit colleges or speak with visiting college representatives for the purpose of learning more about campus life. This will help the prospective student-athlete understand how to get into college and what to expect from campus life. These opportunities are wonderful starts to getting your child […]

A Parent’s Guide to Eligibility Requirements for the College-Bound Athlete

A Parent’s Guide to College Tests To be eligible to play at the NCAA or NAIA collegiate level of sports your student-athlete will have to have more than athletic skills. Student-athletes will have to meet all academic requirements that each athletic governing body has set forth for all incoming college athletes. Getting Started Get familiar […]

7 Things Parents Need to Know About College Sports Recruitment

Understand Your Child’s Skill Level As a parent who is raising a successful high school student-athlete you have probably been thinking of ways to get your child noticed by college coaches. Encouraging your child is great, but knowing and understanding their skill level is most important when helping them find the right college and division […]

Why A Parent Should Help You Pick A Travel Team

A Daunting Process Parents need to take the time to research the team, the benefits, and the competitive level of their child’s travel team. Again, it may take some time, but in the end the investment will be well worth it. What Does the Team Have to Offer? Experienced travel teams should have websites where […]

15 Questions That Will Help You Choose The Right Travel Team

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW  Choosing the right club, select, or travel team is an important aspect of a young athlete’s career. Finding the perfect team will benefit your child in developing his sports skill and increase his confidence. Eventually, it may provide an opportunity to play in front of college coaches. DECIDING FACTORS Perhaps […]

What Every Parent Should Know About Sports Training

Begin the Process Early If your child is serious about playing college sports then he should begin the recruiting process during the early years of high school. Putting off sports recruiting until the last year of high school is not unheard of, but it may be frustrating for the athlete to build relationships with college […]

Helping Your Student-Athlete Choose the Right College (Part 2)

Academic Resources and the Student-Athlete If your child chooses to play sports in college it’s best to have them ask the college athletic department if they provide athletes with tutoring and/or academic advising. Do they assist with course scheduling and graduation planning each semester? Being a college athlete takes dedication, motivation and organization–it’s good to […]

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