The Nuts and Bolts of the NCAA Eligibility Center Process

The NCAA has done a fairly good job of getting the word out about what the requirements are to be an academic qualifier. Less well known is the process prospects must go through to get that designation and their amateur certification from the NCAA Eligibility Center. 1. Register with the Eligibility Center This might seem self-explanatory, […]

Pre-Plyometric Evaluation and Training for Women

There is a high occurrence of ACL injuries among female athletes in American sports. Even with the benefits of various training programs their injuries are prevalent and frequent. Most of these injuries are sustained without the incidence of contact, occurring when the athlete is landing from a jump, decelerating, or pivoting on one foot while running. […]

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#21 Recruiting Corner: Starbucks Giftcards, Creating an Account on the Coaches’ Contact Database, & an Interview with Social Media Guru Kevin DeShazo

Do you have questions about the recruiting process you would like us to answer on the recruiting corner? You can contact us on Twitter, Facebook or leave your questions in the comments at the bottom of the page! Joshua: Hey, guys. Back for another week, it’s the Recruiting Corner. Joshua Zimmerman here. As I introduced […]

The Secret To Getting Scouts and Coaches to Watch You

Athletes ask us all the time, “How can I get college scouts to come my games.” Our response to this usually goes something like this: “Have you asked any scouts or college coaches to attend your games?” Most athletes were not even aware or even considered picking up the phone or sending over a quick […]

Transferring Colleges: It’s Harder Than You Think

Athletes come to us all the time with the idea that they can transfer between NCAA Division I or II schools without any problem; they don’t realize that coaches at these levels hold all the power, and can decide whether or not an athlete can transfer. That’s why athletes must spend time early in their […]

Beau Hossler and Lessons About Your NCAA Amateur Status

The NCAA has strict guidelines defining an athlete’s amateur status. If an athlete violates any of them, they are in jeopardy of becoming ineligible to compete at the NCAA level. 17-year-old amateur Beau Hossler’s competition in the 2012 US Open at Olympic Club gives us a great case study on the fine line between amateurs […]


#20 Recruiting Corner: Starbucks gift cards and Interview with Coach Matt Sonnichsen

Joshua: Joshua Zimmerman here bringing you another round of “The Recruiting Corner” guys. Thanks for tuning in and I hope this past week has been great. Listen, a couple housecleaning issues before I go into this week’s episode. All right. Last week we spoke about a $5 Starbucks gift card. Judy introduced it, said the […]

4 Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Get Recruited

There is a lot to know about the recruiting process. Student -athletes already have a lot on their plate; once recruiting is factored in, look out! As the athletes’ number one supporter, it’s important for you to be there for them. To streamline your efforts here is a quick four step guide to taking part […]

It’s Science… Athletes Are Smarter

Everyone has heard the phrase “dumb jock” used in reference to athletes’ performance in the classroom, but is the stereotype really true? Not according to the Los Angeles Unified School District. The LAUSD recently conducted a study that shows athletes are quite the opposite of “dumb jocks.” In fact, athletes had higher grade point averages […]

The Dos and Don’ts of College Recruiting

Finding a college to continue your academic and athletic career is a challenging task. It is definitely not something that should be taken lightly because your choice in a college will affect you for the rest of your life. Here is a breakdown of some of the dos and don’ts in college recruiting. The Dos […]

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