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December 2015

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Do College Coaches Care About Social Media?

Welcome to the eleventh installment of our weekly column, “Too Embarrassed to Ask,” where we’ll examine a hot topic from the world of recruiting that parents and student-athletes may want to know more about, but may shy away from asking because it is considered assumed knowledge. Think of this column like a cheat sheet for those instances it is no longer acceptable to ask a question, say, having met someone three times but still not knowing their name. This week’s issue: Social Media. ...

3 Reasons to Seek Constructive Criticism

At every athletic level, the elite players are those most willing to respond to challenges and consistently striving to get better. Accepting the status-quo for these elite players is not an option, because it suggests being content; a lessened desire to get better. Regardless of skill level, every player can get better. There is always room for improvement, from the last player on the bench to the first on the field. One of the biggest secrets to improving may not be obvious, but it’s vital: Constructive criticism. Here are 3 reasons why. ...

Too Embarrassed to Ask: AP Classes or a Higher GPA?

Welcome to the tenth installment of our weekly column, “Too Embarrassed to Ask,” where we’ll examine a hot topic from the world of recruiting that parents and student-athletes may want to know more about, but may shy away from asking because it is considered assumed knowledge. Think of this column like a cheat sheet for those instances it is no longer acceptable to ask a question, say, having met someone three times but still not knowing their name. This week’s issue: Academic transcripts. ...

Highlight Reels: The Misnomer of Time

We have discussed video and highlight reels at length in this space. The importance of these is vital, so it is time well spent. However, it may also be helpful to discuss one of the underlying reasons of just why they are important, and how to solve this problem with reasonable, tangible action. So, here is a look at what one big issue is that relates to video and highlight reels, why it is important, and how to go about combating the problem. ...