The Student-Athlete's College Recruitment Guide

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Many high school athletes dream of playing college sports, which have a wide audience and are often seen as the path to "going pro." College athletic programs are a huge revenue stream for their schools, and thus each year schools spend a lot of time and money promoting their teams and recruiting top high school players. While high school players are dazzled by stories of individual and team triumphs at the college level, the harder truths of transfers, disillusionments, and ...

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Overview

Many high school athletes dream of playing college sports, which have a wide audience and are often seen as the path to "going pro." College athletic programs are a huge revenue stream for their schools, and thus each year schools spend a lot of time and money promoting their teams and recruiting top high school players. While high school players are dazzled by stories of individual and team triumphs at the college level, the harder truths of transfers, disillusionments, and injuries often go untold.

The Student-Athlete's College Recruitment Guide explores the recruiting process from behind the scenes, giving students and their families insight into the inner workings of college athletics. This in-depth resource examines the many aspects of college athletic recruitment, including what to look for when choosing a program that best fits a student's abilities and needs, both athletically and academically. Expert interviews with top coaches reveal what they believe student athletes need to "make it" in this ultracompetitive realm and how to avoid the common pitfalls that can hinder a student-athlete's performance. This book is a valuable tool for high school students navigating the recruiting process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076635
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 953,921
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 11

Section I Recruiting: The Technical Aspects 17

1 Why Play? 18

2 Considering a University 27

3 College Athletic Divisions 36

4 Getting Seen 45

5 Scholarship Negotiation 55

6 Making a Decision 61

7 Roles 75

8 Recruiting Factors 87

Section II Individual Issues and Values 101

1 Association Stated Values 102

2 Unethical or Distorted Values 105

3 Desired Values 114

4 Gender Issues 125

5 Racial Issues 135

6 Religious and Cultural Issues 143

7 International Athletes 155

8 Other Issues 167

9 Medical Concerns 175

Section III From the Field House: Interviews with College Coaches 193

1 Insiders' Perspectives 194

2 Brooks Johnson, Track and Field Coach 195

3 Bob Frederick, Athletics Director 202

4 Dennis Denning, Baseball Coach 207

5 Jack Emmer, Lacrosse Coach 213

6 Sue Enquist, Softball Coach 220

7 Jeff Sauer, Hockey Coach 229

8 Joe Novak, Football Coach 236

9 Paul Torricelli, Tennis Coach 243

10 Reggie Minton, Basketball Coach 250

11 Istvan Javorek, Strength and Conditioning Coach 258

Appendix A The NCAA: Who Protects Student-Athletes? A Proposal for a Student-Athlete's Bill of Rights 262

Appendix B Refocusing College Athletics: Proposals for Change 265

Online Resources for Student-Athletes 270

Index 274

About the Authors 280

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

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    Starting the process is now easier!

    I learning a lot from this book about the college recruiting process! My child finished her freshman year third in state for lacrosse goal tending. After a camp at Duke University this summer, she is convinced that college lacrosse is in her future. This is exciting yet complicated. This book helped me understand the rules behind college recruiting, the pitfalls, and the process.

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