Your insta matters!

Keep your social media clean; it could cost you your dream school. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook; anything with your name on it online. You may think snapchat is safe, but it’s not. Coaches have decided against recruiting top high school athletes due to their social media; you don’t want a few party pics on your instagram to be the reason you don’t get …

Major Major Issue

A story from my personal experience with my major. Read until the ‘twist’ at the end – don’t let this happen to you! (this applies to athletes and non athletes alike.) When I was in high school I kind of knew I wanted to pursue a business major. I wasn’t really sure, but I knew what I didn’t want – which …

Making the Case for Case Studies

This post is written by Trevor Donadt, owner of The BestU. Trevor was the Assistant of Admissions at Tufts and now counsels high school students on the college admissions process. This time of year, college admissions decisions are being released to seniors, which give them final notice of an acceptance, denial, or wait list. It’s an exciting time for most …

Mom & Dad, the Backseat Drivers

I’m 29 and I still consider my mom & dad “helicopter parents”. Pictured above is me with my parents 8 years ago, my Junior year at Richmond after winning A10 Championship. Would not have gotten recruited to Richmond without them though, that’s for sure! I wrote a letter to all mom and dads out there who are guiding (or over …

How To Impress The Decision-Makers

As an athlete looking to be recruited onto a college field hockey team, much of your correspondence throughout the recruiting process will be with the head or assistant coach. It is important to remember, however, that the admissions decision made for you as an applicant will happen within the walls of (as the name suggests…) the admissions office! Impressing the …

3 Answers Needed

This post was written by Bob Whitcher, owner of Sport EuroTour & co-owner of World Camp USA I was recently asked by a client’s mom (European camp participant) to help her connect with a head coach.  Seems the assistant coach had left for another job and all previous time, effort and contact with this assistant coach was now lost.  Communication was positive with …

Pick the School. Not the Coach.

It happened to me. It happened to my sister. It happened to some of my high school teammates and friends. It could happen to you. You get recruited by, commit to and think you are playing for a specific coach along with their coaching staff. You create a relationship with that coach, you build trust with that coach. You have …

College Camps ???

QUESTION: Should my daughter go to a camp run by the coach of a school she may be interested in?

:::: No easy answers here – but hopefully I can give you some insight.

I’m Obsessed – Is The Coach?

Let’s face it – you pray to the Recruiting Gods every night that the coach of your dream school views you as a top recruit. (This is the biggest mystery of all time, after all.) You even have a little shrine in the corner of your room dedicated to this coach in hopes she will recruit you. When I was …

Is their a better way?

Yet in our pyramid system where only the best can play as they get older – we are cutting girls from sports at the pre-teen or teenage years because they aren’t good enough to compete – just at a time in their lives in which studies suggest they benefit the most from these activities.