A Conversation for Student Athletes

Uncategorized May 28, 2020

Interview with Mark Cruver at Capstone Educational Consultants in Georgia


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Sports Recruiting in the Time of COVID

Uncategorized May 28, 2020

The annual rhythms of sports seasons and college recruiting cycles have always been comfortably familiar. Then came COVID-19. Amy and Mike invited college consultants David Stoeckel and Katie Andersen to share the state of sports recruiting in the time of COVID.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What athletic recruiting rules have been changed since COVID-19?
  2. How have the timelines shifted?
  3. Since practices, games/competitions, showcases, and camps are cancelled, what should student-athletes do if they want to get recruited?
  4. Should students wait to hear from coaches or actively reach out to them?
  5. Starting back to school in the fall


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Building a College List for Student-Athletes

Uncategorized May 28, 2020

The process of building a college list for any student requires listening to your client’s wants and needs and gathering relevant information. Independent educational consultants (IECs) learn about grades and test scores as well as a client’s goals and wish list for college, including size of school, location, setting, public/private, major, social environment, financial needs, and any other factors that might be important to the decision-making process.

An IEC advising a student-athlete will also need to collect information about the student’s sport, position, teams (high school and club), personal statistics specific to the sport/position, awards, expectations for the level of college competition, reasons for wanting to pursue college athletics or an athletic scholarship, and athletic goals

for college and beyond. High school guidance counselors may review a student-athlete’s transcript for academic eligibility, but it’s a good idea to double-check...

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Fall 2019 Counselor Newsletter

Uncategorized Nov 04, 2019

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Summer 2019 Counselor Newsletter

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2019

Our latest Newsletter covers the recent release of NCAA Division I Recruiting Rules. Click on the image to download the PDF newsletter.

Don't miss our SPECIAL OFFER available on the Full Webinar Series:

  • Purchase our Full 11-Session Counselor Webinar Series using coupon code SUMMER2019 and receive:
    • 10% OFF the price of the 11-Session Webinar Series (not valid for 3 session trial offer)
    • 30 minutes of complimentary Mentorship time
  • Offer EXTENDED! Expires July 12, 2019 at 11:59PM Pacific.

Contact us with any questions! [email protected]

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Spring 2019 Counselor Newsletter

Uncategorized May 06, 2019

Our latest Newsletter is packed with valuable information:

  • Operation Varsity Blues: What are college athletic departments doing to address the issues?
  • Blog Series: The Best Kept Secret - NCAA Division III
  • IECA Spring Conference Presentation with Alan Katzman from Social Assurity: "Social Media & Athletic Recruiting: Powerful Promotion & Character Sleuthing Insights"

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NCAA Division III - Student-Athlete Interview (PART 3 of 3)

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2019

If you haven't watched Part 1 of this series about NCAA Division III, please watch our previous post "The Best Kept Secret - NCAA Division III". It will provide the foundation for the interviews (parts 2 and 3 of the series).

Matt Karzak is a current Division III Men's Lacrosse player for John Carroll University in Ohio. In this interview he provides insight about Division III athletic recruiting and the experience he is having as a student-athlete. His perspective is genuine and he talks about how the choice to play Division III has provided many opportunities to engage with his teammates, his school, and his future career.

David Stoeckel - [email protected]

Katie Andersen - [email protected]

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NCAA Division III - Coach & Parent Interview (PART 2 of 3)

Uncategorized Mar 25, 2019

If you haven't watched Part 1 of this series about NCAA Division III, please watch our previous post "The Best Kept Secret - NCAA Division III". It will provide the foundation for the interviews (parts 2 and 3 of the series).

Gretchen Micklitsch is a former teammate from Duke University, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Oberlin College in Ohio, and the parent of a Women's Soccer player at Washington University in St. Louis. In this interview, she provides honest and practical insight into Division III athletics as both a coach and a parent. 

Coming next week...Interview with Matt Karzak, a current Division III Men's Lacrosse player for John Carroll University in Ohio.


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The Best Kept Secret - NCAA Division III (PART 1 of 3)

Uncategorized Mar 19, 2019

We were preparing to launch a presentation about NCAA Division III Athletics as the details emerged last week regarding how NCAA Division I coaches accepted bribes in order to guarantee admission at elite schools for students who weren’t even athletes.

As many of you already know, NCAA Division III schools do not offer athletic scholarships nor do the coaches have significant “pull” in admissions. However, these schools offer a special opportunity for student-athletes to compete academically and athletically in an environment that provides balance and emphasizes the “student” in student-athlete. We prepared a FREE 3-part webinar series that will give you valuable insight into the more than 450 schools that make up NCAA Division III.

PART 1 - An Inside Look at NCAA Division III - Beyond the Athletic Scholarship (37 minutes)

In the coming weeks:

PART 2 - Interview with Gretchen Micklitsch - Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Oberlin College...

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New NCAA Recruiting Rules – Impact on Unofficial Visits, Official Visits, and Recruiting Conversations

New college athletic recruiting rules have been approved for implementation, as of April 2018, for all Division I sports except Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse. These sports have already established their own specific set of recruiting rules.

The following areas of a high school athlete’s recruiting experience will be affected. Set forth below are definitions and the rules changes for each of the designated recruiting activities.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you should have any questions.

David Stoeckel
[email protected]

Katie Andersen
[email protected]

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