Illustrating that there is a spot for everyone, this completely revised recruitment manual is a go-to guide for all high school students that dream of participating in college athletics. It addresses not only how to get recruited by top colleges and universities but also how to excel academically in both high school and college to ensure a successful career as a student-athlete. Offering insider information, this guidebook for getting scholarship money also provides tips for understanding the complicated NCAA recruiting rules, information on what colleges really want from athletes in their programs, and techniques for developing individual skills to transition successfully from high school to college athletics. Candid and insightful input from college athletics experts, college and high school counselors, and athletic trainers helps athletes achieve success in many areas of their life—including training, nutrition, and time management—catapulting these students beyond their peers both on and off the field.
Stewart Brown is a former men's and women's collegiate soccer coach, athletic trainer, and physical education professor. He won Coach of the Year for both his men's and women's programs. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Navigating through the Rules Chapter 2: I'm Eligible, Why Take the SAT Again? Scholarships and Financial Aid Chapter 3: What College Coaches Really Want Chapter 4: Bigger, Faster, Stronger & Smarter: Develop Yourself for College Athletics Chapter 5: Your Body as an Athletic Temple Chapter 6: Tuck in Your Shirt and Pull up Your Socks: Attract College Coaches Chapter 7: Not a 48-Hour Vacation: College Visits Chapter 8: What is Next? Transition Smoothly to College Expert Insight: Developmental Challenges for First-Year Student Athletes Chapter 9: When Do I Get a Day Off? Develop a Schedule That Allows You to Succeed Chapter 10: The Rules Are There to Protect You Website Resources College Coach and Expert Biography and Contact Information