Alison Foley and I wrote How To Coach Girls two years ago and we are back with a new book. Today, we are revealing the cover!
The college athletic landscape has changed dramatically in the last six months. The NCAA rules have changed for many sports, creating new timelines for communicating with college coaches. COVID-19 adds another wrinkle now that youth sports are shut down and there are no longer tournaments, meets, and other athletic events for coaches to observe high school athletes.
And yet, college coaches still need to recruit athletes for their teams. Alison and I wrote our newest book to help parents and athletes understand how the athletic recruiting process works. We give extensive examples of how to communicate with coaches in order to increase your chances of being recruited and receiving scholarship money. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we break it down so that it is a manageable process.
The Elusive Full Ride Scholarship: An Insider’s Guide by Mia Wenjen and Alison Foley
Did you know that 80% of parents put their kids in sports with the hopes they can attend college on an athletic scholarship? But, without knowing the facts and strategies behind attaining the elusive full-ride scholarship, only 7% of high school athletes move on to college sports.
For those looking to go to college on a sports scholarship, the recruiting process can be both daunting and overwhelming. The Elusive Full Ride Scholarship: An Insider’s Guide breaks down the process step-by-step to help parents and athletes navigate the system and find the right college fit. Inside the pages of this book, readers will discover the answers to essential questions, such as: how do I get recruited, what are coaches looking for, and when does recruitment start? The book also covers crucial topics including recruiting Do’s & Don’ts; ways to communicate with coaches, teams, and schools; how academics play into the recruiting process; how to build a recruitment kit; the role parents play, and much more. This guide lays out all the advice needed to maneuver through the recruiting and scholarship process successfully – and with minimum stress.
And the cover is …
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