You might know Alison Foley as the winningest coach at Boston College. For the past 22 years, she was the Head Coach for Women’s Soccer with 15 NCAA Tournaments including eight Sweet 16s, three Elite Eights, and an appearance in the 2010 Final Four.
She’s also the co-author How To Coach Girls:
Today, she’s launching her new company, Foley Athletic Advising. She works with student-athletes and their parents to create a stress-free roadmap to help them get into their dream schools through:
Foley Athletic Advising offers these services:
Here’s what people have said about working with her:
Alison Foley worked diligently with Phoebe and her family in 2016 on the recruiting process. She does not qualify for financial aid. Alison suggested Holy Cross because it is very similar as a college to Villanova. Alison arranged for the Holy Cross coach to look at Phoebe. She is now happily committed to Holy Cross!
I got an offer from Holy Cross and I am going to take it. I loved Coach Brown and their program during my unofficial visit. I cannot thank you enough for all your help in this process. Thank you so much for your time and effort in getting me there.”
“Alison Foley has been the perfect mentor and counselor to guide my daughter through the college soccer recruiting process. She assisted with all aspects from an honest assessment of skill level, determining our daughter’s priorities, making broad lists of schools, helping with exposure to the coaches, coordinating communications with coaches, and finally narrowing in and securing a college commitment at the school with the best fit. She has broad knowledge of the college landscape, a proven track record in the game, a great reputation within the coaching community, and a long list of contacts at all levels. Alison was helpful to all of us in the journey.”
“Alison’s help was invaluable to helping my daughter Annie find the right school and soccer program and she is thrilled to be heading to Bowdoin. Alison provided realistic encouragement where appropriate helping Annie channel her energy to the schools and soccer programs that were right for her and vice versa. Alison’s exceptional reputation as a top college coach was instrumental in connecting with coaches. At times deciphering the communications from college coaches was tricky. Throughout this Alison was able to help translate subtle messaging and always provided the right guidance to Annie. Alison has all of the angles covered as a person who has recruited for many years at the top collegiate level, guided club players as they have been recruited, and as the parent herself of an exceptionally talented player. We are so grateful that she helped Annie land at the perfect school for her.”
“I have known Alison Foley for almost ten years, first meeting her when my daughter began participating in her soccer camps. Through these camps, my daughter gained more than soccer skills; she gained a mentor. Over the years, my daughter attended as many camps as she could with Alison, and I watched as she grew into both a soccer player, but also a confident young lady.
With Alison as a mentor, my daughter now had someone to discuss college plans with as early as her freshman year of high school. Alison quickly discussed with my daughter options such as; program of study, size of school, and geographic region. Entering her junior year of high school, my daughter was questioning if soccer was in her collegiate future. Alison helped her through the process and assisted her with her dilemma. Entering her senior year, I was convinced that my daughter’s soccer career would be coming to an end. Alison and my daughter had many discussions and came to the decision that she wasn’t ready to give up on soccer, and Alison helped her maneuver through the process and landed her in a few college offers. Offers which brought my daughter to the decision to play soccer at Merrimack College.
Sometimes it is harder for children to talk to their parents, especially the college and soccer process, but to have a person such as Alison, who is easy to talk to and an advocate for the child, is something that every young woman needs. As a parent of a young woman, it is paramount for my daughters to find their own voice: Alison helped my daughter find her own voice in more than just a soccer sense.”
If you think that your child might benefit from Foley Athletic Advising, book a FREE half hour consultation by emailing Alison@foleyathleticadvising.com.
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