Think of an advisor as a coach…And a good coach will have the best interest of the athlete in mind when preparing him or her for a championship season! A good coach will not hesitate to “crack the whip” in an effort to motivate, encourage and drive his athletes to the highest level to help them reach their goals. Similarly, a successful college recruiting advisor will assume a strong leadership role in defining concrete objectives and time-lines, while making every effort to clearly understand the goals and needs of each family he advises.
Indeed! The recruiting process has accelerated to the point where top prospects are receiving verbal scholarship offers from college coaches as early as their freshman year in high school. The recruiting pool in all sports is highly competitive and therefore preparation for the college search for athletes should begin early and include a strong information and educational base to NCAA procedures.