* Being recruited is a once-in a lifetime opportunity! Get noticed by colleges! *
It used to be true that if a high school student-athlete was good enough and played on a competitive high school team there was a good chance that college recruiters would know it, and the student-athlete would get a scholarship offer. Some high school coaches still believe this!
The fact is, recruiting has changed drastically over the last few years, and today, just because the student-athlete is good and capable of playing at the college level, doesn't mean offers will be made by colleges.
College coaches are interested in the TOTAL STUDENT - academics, athletics, college application, and the person. The more complete picture they see, the better chance you have of being recruited!
The competition for athletic scholarships is fierce and colleges are not just looking at local players, they are recruiting on a national as well as a international basis. It takes more than knowing about a student-athlete or a high school coach's recommendation, or mailing and emailing a profile to get noticed and recruited. It takes knowledge, insight, foresight experience and contacts in colleges and outside of high school and the youth-sports travel industry to get noticed!
At Student Athlete Advisors, we help student-athletes get noticed by college coaches!
SAA is a sports marketing and athletic placement firm that helps high school student-athletes through its knowledge of the college athletic recruitment and the college admissions process to become noticed, evaluated and recruited by colleges.
SAA has had over 18 years in the-sports college recruiting process of high school, junior college and international student-athletes through its Student-Athlete Program.
IS OUR ADVICE WORTH IT?
I. College Cost:
College tuition continues to rise! According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015–2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges, and $23,893 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. If you are a student-athlete and are recruited by schools, athletic scholarships and financial aid can defray part or all of your tuition, and in some cases, even room and board, and books!!!
Is it worth it? Just multiply each of the above numbers by 4 (years)!
II. Getting Into Top Colleges
Getting noticed by Ivy League and top colleges and being recruited are important during the competitive college admissions process!