The Student Athlete's Handbook: The Complete Guide for Success

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All the Answers for Student Athletes and Parents

Choosing a college or university is a major life decision, especially if you're an athlete. The Student Athlete's Handbook provides a wealth of practical and essential information to help you make the right choice for your ...

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Overview

All the Answers for Student Athletes and Parents

Choosing a college or university is a major life decision, especially if you're an athlete. The Student Athlete's Handbook provides a wealth of practical and essential information to help you make the right choice for your athletic as well as your academic future.

Here's where you'll find:

  • Ways to assess your true ability.
  • How to decide which NCAA division is right for you.
  • Guidelines for handling the recruitment process.
  • Tips on showcasing your athletic skills for coaches and scouts.
  • Advice on making the adjustment to college life.
  • A sport-by-sport listing of facts and figures on scholarships and financial aid.
  • Complete NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Possibilities of pursuing your sport after college.

Plus inside advice from NFL great Herschel Walker, NCAA basketball star Saudia Roundtree, Detroit Pistons coach Doug Collins, PGA tour pro Fred Funk, and many other athletes and coaches

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471149750
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

PERRY BROMWELL played basketball for the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a three-time All-Ivy performer and twice led his team to the NCAA tournament. He is currently playing and coaching professional basketball in Europe.

HOWARD GENSLER is a freelance sportswriter who has taught writing at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pt. I High School 1
1 Why College? 3
2 How Good Are You and How Do You Get Coaches to Notice? 19
3 Preparing Yourself for the Big Leap to College 36
4 What to Consider during the Recruiting Process 49
5 Making the Right Choice 73
6 Moving Up to the Next Level: How to Spend Your Summer Vacation 93
Pt. II College 107
7 Getting Off to a Good Start 109
8 Educational Skills 136
9 People Skills 156
10 Life after College 179
App. A The NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete 189
App. B Sport-by-Sport Breakdown 226
Index 241
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