Ross Greenstein reached a national junior ranking of of 23 and was recruited by the top American tennis programs, ultimately playing for the University of Florida. He found that so many parents and juniors weren’t planning recruitment correctly that he founded Scholarship for Athletes, a consulting company that helps parents secure scholarships with the colleges their kids want most.
Five tips for making the recruiting process successful:
1. Start early.
Have your child attend practices and camps at local universities as early as 7th and 8th grade, to get to know the college coaches there.
2. Let the kids do the talking.
Your kid should send out the emails and make the phone calls to college coaches. Not you.
3. Non-elite players do get scholarships.
Having a major coach as an advocate can influence schools to offer you a scholarship based on your potential.
4. The #1 factor in a college’s decision? The interview.
Be certain that your kid knows and is liked by the coaches and players prior to the interview.
5. The number one payoff of a scholarship isn’t money. It’s connections.
College is a great opportunity to build friendships and business relationships with powerful students and alumni.
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