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 …

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 …

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 …

Winter & Spring, a Great Time to Visit Schools

My kids never went to even one college camp – and they both were recruited to play at Yale and University of Richmond.  I’m not knocking college camps and I’m not telling you not to attend a college camp.  But for me, it was more important that my kids developed their game – their skills.  Summer is the time to do …

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 …

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 …