The second full week is in the bag (the third weekend overall) and we are already seeing the fan excitement, enthusiasm and in some cases, speculation and angst, build. It's a been a wild weekend full of standout performances and rising stars. And, unfortunately, we're seeing injury and scoring variation dominate the conversation. Here's our weekly recap...
Well the first weekend of NCAA competition is in the bag and it's time to recap some key impressions from the competition thus far.  There were highs, there were lows, and a lot of questions yet to be answered.
We're about to start the 2015 season, and we're once again waiting until the last moment to release our ranking of the Top Recruiting Classes.  This edition, 2014-2015, is one where we are seeing the full impact of early recruiting.  In some cases, the gymnasts who originally committed at age 16 or younger did not end up matriculating at their original college choice.  And, with scholarships opening up due to transfers or retirement, we're seeing a rash of late recruiting, early entries (early graduation), and mid-year starts.  In fact, our choice for number one had an early grad further strengthen…
Auburn has the strongest schedule when compared to the other Top 12 teams in 2015, according to the annual analysis from   Each year, we've calculated the relative strength of the schedule (relative schedule difficulty) for the Top 12 Teams, as determined by the Preseason Coaches' Poll.  Read on to find out how the rest of the teams fared. 
For those of you who wanted changes to the NCAA code, you'll have to wait another year.  As fully expected, the NCAA has left in place the same code for 2014-2015 as was used in 2013-2014.  There are a few possible changes, however, due to enforcement education efforts and small modifications to the USA Gymnastics rules on execution.
I was talking with one of my clients about her decision to go to a Division III gymnastics team and this is what made her decision easy.
When we think of recruiting we often think of the athlete, but what is it like for the college coach? They are also going through the recruiting process, just in a little different way.
The college experience is, in many cases, the most important four years in our children’s lives and realizing the potential leverage families of prospective student-athletes have in the college recruiting process, will develop increased confidence and clarity as the college quest unfolds. Then, knowing how to close on this opportunity is, without question, essential. My goal with this article is to identify 5 essential initial steps that prospects, families and coaches can use to effectively launch the college search.
(Note:  Editorials and opinion pieces will now be categoried separately) This past season, I've typed the phrase (when recapping a women's meet), "the highest score since 2004", too many times to count.  Team after team recorded new all-time high scores, or achieved their highest mark since 2004.  Why is the year 2004 significant?  Well, it was the season before the last time the coaches and judges collaborated to recalibrate the scoring system. In 2004, the 12th ranked team had a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 196.99.  The following season, the 12th ranked team finished the season with a 195.715.  This…
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