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The Student Athlete's Guide to Getting Recruited: How to Win Scholarships, Attract Colleges and Excel as an Athlete Paperback – September 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1932662993 ISBN-10: 1932662995 Edition: Second Edition, Second edition

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Product Details

  • Series: Student Athlete's Guide to Getting Recruited: How to Win
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc; Second Edition, Second edition edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932662995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932662993
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 9 Up—In this nuts-and-bolts guide, Brown offers candid advice about a very competitive process that focuses as much on eligibility (academics) as on athletic prowess. Coaches Debbie Southern (Furman University), John Cossaboon (Gonzaga University), and others tell readers what they look for in a student athlete. Citing passion for the game, ability to balance academics with sports, and willingness to learn, it is clear that athleticism is only part of the equation. The prospective student-athlete (PSA) will find NCAA timelines and visiting rules (which vary by division), scholarships by sport, and more. Chapters contain an outlined narrative in which bulleted information, charts and tables, and glossaries are integrated. Real-life successes and mix-ups appear throughout, including that of "Liz," a field hockey player who was dropped from recruitment because her email address contained her birth date, "420," a popular drug reference. Not limited to the recruitment process, the final chapters offer team rules and general college advice.—Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY
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"This book is designed to help anyone who is interested in competing in college athletics. Brown’s insight will help you become more successful both as a student and as an athlete."  —Schellas Hyndman, men’s soccer coach, Southern Methodist University


"This is a must-read for any high school athlete interested in competing on the college level."  —Gary Clark, director of athletics, Furman University


"Practical information and solid illustrations will help the prospective student-athlete immensely."  —Robert A. Hynes, PhD, assistant dean for student support services, Fitchburg State College

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Carroll on October 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
I use to work in the recruiting office of a Major BIG XII university. From that first hand experience, I understand the things that can get the attention of the sports staff for future recruits. One top of all that, I have a cousin who is a D1 (FBS) player in soccer at a ACC school. This book provides fact, that is invaluable. It is a shame that I did not have this idea, or have this book for my cousin's parents. A must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookwine on October 28, 2009
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College sports recruiting is complicated -- NCAA restrictions on coaches (they used to text athletes, now they can't, etc.) are hard to keep up with and it is difficult to "position" the athlete among so many others. Further, even inadvertent mistakes can crush an application. Brown's key forte is tieing the rules and the advice directly into vignettes featuring various athletes at various times in the process. The vignettes give reality (and personality) to what in many other books on this subject is dry exposition of "just the facts, maam." Brown still is an active High School coach, so lives this stuff every day. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P.A. Davis on October 30, 2008
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This book provides helpful instruction on the ins and outs of maneuvering through the complexities of college scholarships in a concise and easy to read format. This is a great guide for any athlete preparing for college.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Todd Forlini on December 19, 2009
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I have read over 7 books that compete in the college athlete recruiting area and this book is the most complete and revealing. Prospective student athlete examples of success and pitfalls are very revealing. Addresses many sports with great detail from students prospective. Book has an in depth analysis of coaches observations and what they are looking for in student athlete and makes some of the other books seem like basic outlines with bullit points. An easy read for me in one sitting. I could not put it down!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Lewis on August 25, 2008
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If you want to play sports in college, this is the book you need. The book raises so many issues that you might never think of such as what to do if a coach reneges on an offer, how to make a strong impression on a coach from the moment he or she steps on your school's campus and when you can and can't communicate with a coach. The author does a great job of weaving in examples of what to do and what not to do in the recruiting process.
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