Families and prospective student-athletes who have a firm grip on NCAA recruiting rules will run into fewer roadblocks while navigating the college quest. The NCAA manual is a comprehensive resource, and sometimes difficult to comprehend and navigate. Let’s take a “cliff notes” approach to the NCAA Dead Period.
Realizing the potential leverage families and prospective student-athletes have in the college admissions process, especially as it pertains to non-scholarship schools and for student-athletes who may not qualify for athletics aid, should increase confidence and hope as families begin the college quest.
One of the most challenging parts of the recruiting process for the parent is letting your child or teen lead recruiting. The parent often fears their daughter will not be strong enough or advocate well enough to be recruited to college. I completely understand! Lets face it: they have never done anything like this before. 
Financial aid is an essential component for many families to consider as they move forward in the college athletics recruiting process. College costs continue to increase, and the family that makes a concerted effort in developing financial aid planning as part of their overall college recruiting plan will have a greater chance of gaining a manageable package.
I have had several parents tell me that there is an unspoken pressure in their club gyms when it comes to recruiting. Some parents are very open about their daughters being recruited and others keep things quiet. At best, it can be a very awkward time for everyone because the pressure is on to get their daughters recruited.
With summer on the horizon and the end of the academic year fast approaching, high school prospects have every opportunity to get a well-deserved breather.  Taking time to relax a little after a demanding school year and a rigorous training schedule creates “new life.”  The summer offers prospective student-athletes a chance to organize and utilize specific recruiting tactics to grow awareness and momentum in your college recruiting effort.  The prospect that looks at the next 100 days as an opportunity to maximize the college recruiting process will be positioned well.
It's finally here!  12 teams gather in St. Louis this weekend to battle it out for the title.  First up are the National Semi-Finals, where the top three in each session will advance to the Super Six.  This year's Championships hold a special meaning, as next year the Championship will shift to a new format.  Here's how the meet is shaping up:   Afternoon Session, Friday, April 20th, 1pm CT Teams:  LSU, UCLA, Alabama, Nebraska, Arkansas, UGA This could be the most competitive of the two sessions, with LSU, UCLA, and Alabama being the top three seeds, and with Nebraska…
Effective communication between prospective student-athletes and college coaches can be a critical component in the final analysis of the college athletic recruiting search for high school athletes. That being the case, prospects should ramp up their effort during the championship portion of the season to weld the coach-prospect relationship strongly.
It's finally year, the last Regionals weekend before the NCAA switches to a new format next year.  36 teams, six teams per regional, will battle for one of two team slots that advance to Nationals.  In addition, the top two AAer not from advancing teams will also qualify, plus any individual event winner. 
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