"I highly recommend this book to any parent who wants his or her child to better themselves with an athletic scholarship. Read the book and use it for it works."
- Ralph Davis, Mr. Kentucky Basketball and starting guard with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats 1957-1960 and Guard for the Chicago Packers NBA 1960-1962.
Author Gary Hiles, a parent, has spent his entire adult life helping young people. He served as a career counselor when he was a professional in the computer industry and spent time advising college students and young adults who were interested in pursuing careers in that industry. Gary and his wife were the music and youth orchestra directors in their church. He and his wife founded a highly successful Junior Olympic Volleyball Club for girls in the county where they live.
He has volunteered the last 30 years helping scores of overlooked high school athletes get noticed by college coaches and find athletic scholarships. At the request of many athletes, parents and coaches, he has written A Simple Guide to Getting an Athletic Scholarship, focusing on basic things parents and athletes must do to be successful and inspiring them to put forth the effort.
Find the right school, the right program, the right coach, and the most money
You're prepared for challenges on the athletic field. But are you prepared for the challenges of winning an athletic scholarship? Let this friendly guide be your coach. It explains what kind of scholarships are out there, how to promote yourself and deal with recruiters, and how to survive possible snags after you've won your scholarship.
Discover how to
* Get yourself noticed and recruited
* Make the most of college visits
* Negotiate a contract and make a commitment
* Understand redshirting
* Know when and how to transfer schools
This book is a comprehensive guide for student athletes and their families that will assist in deliberating scholarship offers from multiple institutions and setting a course for success in college. Readers will be equipped to determine which scholarship option—and in some cases, which sport or sports—is the optimal choice, be knowledgeable about their financial aid options and the rules of recruiting, and be prepared with a list of suggested questions that American student athletes should ask coaches and recruiting officials wishing to pursue their talents. This guide provides the essential strategies that will enable student athletes to gain life skills both inside and outside of the classroom and athletic arenas.
If your goal is to secure a scholarship for your student-athlete this book will provide the guidance to get you to the next level.
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