Adversity = Growth

Adversity = Growth Overcoming adversity... We hear the phrase all the time, but what does it really mean? My buddy Google would say, “difficulties; misfortune.” Okay, so does that really help us understand? I would say no. Reason being- adversity can mean different...

Making the time to get recruited

Making the time to get recruited   The recruiting process takes time. Not just the overall time to go through the journey, but day to day time spent emailing coaches, building your resume, researching schools, etc. You have to invest in the process. I know what you’re...

What is the parent’s role in recruiting?

I caught a few minutes during my parents visit from Oregon to interview my mom about my recruiting experience from her perspective. You can catch the full thing here. The interview got me thinking….. "What should the parents’ role be in the recruiting process?" I am...

Making the Right Decision for YOU

As young athletes, you will experience several individuals that are influential in your life that help inspire, motivate, and guide you on your path of success. These individuals can be your parents, siblings, coaches, teammates, friends, mentors, etc. Your recruiting...

Should I Switch Clubs?

Should I Switch Clubs? I started playing soccer in the recreation league, as many do. By the time I was in the fifth grade I was begging my parents to let me try out for the local travel team. All my friends were moving to the club level and I didn’t want to be left...

The Importance of Playing High School Basketball

The Importance of Playing High School Basketball   Leaves are starting to change, there is a crispness in the air, and pumpkin spice lattes are ready to take over our mornings. Fall in the basketball world can be the abrupt transition from summer club ball to high...

Advice to a Younger Katherine: Where do I start with Recruiting?

My Advice to a Younger Me: Where Do I Start With the Recruiting Process? My junior year of high school, I was a level 9 gymnast and knew absolutely nothing about the college recruiting process.  I had been to only one college gymnastics meet.  I really had no idea...

Fall Recruiting Guide for Distance Runners

Fall Recruiting for Distance Runners By: Garry May             The weather for running is improving for those whom experience climate change which means one thing; fall cross-country season is here! As a coach, this was the most exciting time of the year. It was...

College Soccer Kicks Off! YAY! But- don’t forget school!

It really is about the school..... It is an exciting time as college soccer season kicks off! I’ve enjoyed getting back into it and following many different teams via social media. I can tell the students are having the time of their lives and developing both on and...

Don’t Flip Over the Recruiting Process!

OVERCOMING THE STRESS OF THE RECRUITING PROCESS Recruiting seems to begin earlier every year that goes by. With athletes verbally committing to schools at younger ages, I consistently ask myself, "How is a 13-year-old athlete supposed to make such a momentous...

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