After Festival – Now What?

Question: “We just returned from festival (which was amazing). A parent of a player on our club team who’s daughter will be playing for Georgetown, told me that my daughter should send out a thank you emails to all the schools she contacted before the festival, and to also include…

Plan Your Summer, Part I

The summer field hockey season is short and jammed-packed. A lot of field hockey camps and showcases get booked-out quick. Heck, EuroTour’s August 2016 camp got sold out in September 2015 (don’t worry, we opened up another one in July!). You need to start planning ASAP and also plan smart to have an effective summer. A lot may (or may …

Be a Bold Salesman

A little something I learned in Business School, The Sales Cycle: Prospecting – Initiate Contact – Identify Needs – Present Offer – Manage Objections – Close the sale Don’t yawn just yet, this applies to you, I swear. How? Because during this recruiting process, you need to view yourself as a product. You also need to be the salesman selling your amazing product. Now, who are …

Your Resume is your Frenemy

Your Resume. It’s your best friend, because all it is really trying to do is highlight how totally awesome you are. Your resume is also your enemy because it’s so gosh darn annoying to write AND if you royally mess it up, it could cost your dream school. You will probably have about 1,254 different versions on your desktop and you will …

Your Hockey Resume

One of the key pieces to communicating with coaches is your high school field hockey resume. While your target schools will have different criteria for academics and athletic talent necessary for selection and admittance, you need to be able to tell your prospective coach what you’ve done athletically and academically.   When I ask a coach if they are seriously considering X player, …

Sample Hockey Resume

HOCKEY RESUME EXAMPLE Jane Doe – Graduating June 20xx Contact & Personal Information PO Box 555 – Anywhere, MA 55555 Phone: 555-555-5555 – Fax: 555-555-5555 Email: XXXX@XXXX.com Social Security #: xxx-xx-xxx Guidance Counselor: XXXXXXXX Email: XXXX@XXXX.com – Phone: (555)555.5555 ext 385 Biography Jane has been exposed to sports at the Olympic Gold level in Europe, traveling extensively throughout Europe on international field …

You want many college choices

My goal as a father of two field hockey daughters was to have as many college choices for them as possible.  I’ve seen a lot of families stumble in this effort. One of our field hockey team members just found out that Futures conflicts with their SAT course. What to do? My view; academics edges out field hockey – just …