Navigating the college recruiting process is a daunting process for most students and their parents. It is exciting, overwhelming, and confusing all at the same time. There is a perceived pressure to commit too early before doing all the necessary work and research to make a fully informed decision. Having a clearer understanding of the process can help minimize stress and developing a plan of action can steer you down the right path earlier to maximize opportunities. Dynasty can help with this process.
All students who attend camp will participate in a College Lecture as well as receive a Student Manual with detailed notes on the topic that can be used as a valuable reference after they return home. Camp is the BEST time to ask questions and take notes since there are experienced staff coaches with a variety of backgrounds available all week for one on one discussions. In addition at the end of each week students have the opportunity to get input on their specific situation during their individual meeting with Tracy.
Here are some of the many issues that are covered:
- Identifying schools that are the right match for the student athlete’s academic needs
- Finding a challenging environment where the athlete can realistically compete for playing time and develop
- What to consider when choosing a college
- What college coaches look for
- NCAA rules
- How to communicate with a college coach
- How to increase your exposure
- Player profile
- Highlight videos
- How to prepare for a successful college career
A big part of the relationship Tracy has with her students revolves around their college choice and ensuing career. However, please understand though that this is NOT a recruiting service. Tracy will not act as an ‘agent’ to promote students to colleges. That is the responsibility of each student. Tracy’s goal is to educate students and empower them to make informed decisions about their future. Her role is as a mentor, reference, advisor and facilitator in the process. Furthermore, due to her professional career playing at the highest level and 20+ years as an elite female goalkeeper coach, Tracy has developed a vast network of contacts in the collegiate ranks and a strong reputation for developing top gks at Dynasty. Therefore she can be an invaluable resource as a reference for her students on their player profiles.
Occasionally parents of students or potential students like to contact Tracy for further discussion about the college placement process. There is a College Consultation Fee for this service. The fee is $125/hour for any college related discussions/email exchanges longer than 15 minutes in length.
Please understand that this structure is not designed to eliminate parents, but instead to drive students to take ownership and responsibility of the process since ultimately they are the ones who will be at the school. Certainly it is a family decision/discussion, but ultimately the student needs to be happy with her choice, and the more involved she is in the process the more likely she will find the right fit for her.
If you are interested in arranging a college consultation please contact us via our website.