Illustrating that there is a spot for everyone, this completely revised recruitment manual is a go-to guide for all high school students that dream of participating in college athletics. It addresses not only how to get recruited by top colleges and universities but also how to excel academically in both high school and college to ensure a successful career as a student-athlete. Offering insider information, this guidebook for getting scholarship money also provides tips for understanding the complicated NCAA recruiting rules, information on what colleges really want from athletes in their programs, and techniques for developing individual skills to transition successfully from high school to college athletics. The step-by-step guide addresses how to best utilize social media and campus visits in the recruiting process. Candid and insightful input from college athletics experts, college and high school counselors, and athletic trainers helps athletes achieve success in many areas of their lifeincluding training, nutrition, and time managementcatapulting these students beyond their peers both on and off the field.
|Edition description:||Third Edition|
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About the Author
Stewart Brown is a former men's and women's collegiate soccer coach, athletic trainer, and physical education professor. He won Coach of the Year for both his men's and women's programs. He lives in Dallas, TX.
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High School vs. Club Sports
For some sports and athletes, there is the debate on whether an athlete should focus on high school athletics, focus on club athletics or attempt to find a balance between both. Each college coach will have his or her own philosophy of the good and bad of either scenario and as a prospective student-athlete, you should ask several coaches for opinions.
Benefits of High School Sports over Club Sports:
Benefits of Club Sports over High School Sports:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Navigating through the Rules 5
Chapter 2 I'm Eligible, So Why Take the SAT Again? 39
Chapter 3 College Coaches-What They Want 67
Chapter 4 Physically … Smarter 95
Chapter 5 Your Body as an Athletic Temple 115
Chapter 6 Tuck in Your Shirt and Pull up Your Socks 133
Chapter 7 Not a 48-hour Vacation: College Visits 157
Chapter 8 I'm in … Now What? 181
Chapter 9 When Do I Get a Day Off? 209
Chapter 10 The Rules are There to Protect You 229
Appendix: Resources 253
College Coaches' Biographies-Snapshot 255
What People are Saying About This
"Brown's insight will help you become more successful both as a student and as an athlete."
Schellas Hyndman, Men's Soccer Coach, Southern Methodist University
"A must read for any high school athlete interested in competing on the college level."
Gary Clark, Director of Athletics, Furman University
"An invaluable resource filled with great tips. It is a must read for any young person considering playing sports in college at any level."
Michael Scerbo, Women's Lacrosse Coach, Duquesne University
"An outstanding aid in helping students understand the recruiting process."
Charles Breithaupt, Director of Athletics, Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL)