Are Your Readers Ready for 2015? / The Athletic Scholarship Eligibility Coach

The high school class of 2016 will have to meet enhanced academic standards to qualify for a college athletic scholarships. Fifteen percent of current college student-athletes would not qualify if held to the new standards.
Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire & The Athletic $cholarship Eligibility Coach
Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire & The Athletic $cholarship Eligibility Coach
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Feb. 11, 2013 - PRLog -- Durham, NC, –Many members of the high school class of 2016, current freshmen, don’t know that the rules of the Eligibility Certification Game have changed. Under the new rules, some of these student-athletes will become ineligible to receive a college athletic scholarship before they start their senior year in high school in 2015.

NCAA Statistics show that 15 percent of the high school student-athletes who entered college in 2009-2010 would not qualify for athletic scholarships if held to the new National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] initial eligibility standards. For the sports of football and men’s basketball, the percentages rise to 35.2 and 43.1 percent respectfully. The Athletic $cholarship Eligibility Coach: A How-To Guide for the Eligibility Certification Game was written to help parents, youth coaches and guidance counselors understand how to successfully follow NCAA rules and guide their college-bound student-athletes to become qualified to receive athletic scholarships.

“I have worked as a compliance officer for the past 11 years, and each year I have to speak with parents in August to explain why their children cannot idnho receive the scholarship they were offered months earlier,” Jones said. “They don’t realize that the scholarship offers are contingent upon successfully completing the admissions and certification processes,” Jones added.

The Athletic $cholarship Eligibility Coach will walk parents and their college-bound student-athletes through the certification process from the ninth grade through steps required after high school graduation. The book addresses the Top 21 Common Mistakes made during the certification process and shows how to avoid repeating them. “I wrote this book to serve as a one-stop resource to lead parents through this complicated process,” Jones said.

Short stories are used to illustrate complex legislation throughout The Athletic $cholarship Eligibility Coach and make the concepts easier to understand than just reading the legislation alone. The book will be released President’s Day Weekend, February 15-18, 2013, in paperback and eBook formats. Those who purchase the book during the launch period at will be able to receive free gifts with purchase.

About the Author
Marlynn “The Eligibility Coach” Jones knows that making one simple mistake in the Eligibility Certification Game can cost parents thousands of dollars. She wrote The Athletic $cholarship Eligibility Coach to help parents, youth coaches and guidance counselors understand the process to obtain a College Athletic $cholarship Offer. The book is available in paperback and eBook formats at,, and For a preview of the book visit

For more information about The Athletic $cholarship Eligibility Coach please visit, ( or contact Valerie Whitted with Artful Concepts Marketing at 919-235-2958. On-line media kit available at
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