THE IMPORTANCE OF ABC'S
The importance of ABC’s will never diminish. For the “Rising Senior” Student-Athlete, in addition to the ABC’s, the STUV’s take on a level of importance which demands proper preparation and performance. As a Student-Athlete begins the recruitment process, and families being their search for the “right” college or university, the first things they will hear from college coaches are their request for STUV’s (but in the reverse order): Video, Upcoming schedule, high school Transcript and Scores (SAT and/or ACT).
The 5 P’s: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. It is easy to have your high school guidance department send your high school transcript to a college admission department and almost every college is listed with the College Board and The ACT services on their respective web-sites. Players know their upcoming schedule. All three will take minutes to take care of for the coaches. Coaches want to see video so they can personally evaluate whether a player is at the level they are looking for. A personal highlight video is a quick tool to capture the coach’s attention and then follow up with full-game video when they have become interested in a player. The mechanics are as simple as that.
Once the games are done, it is time for the marketing and matchmaking. The top recruits are contacted by the coaches who are trying to sell their programs to the players and hoping to make a match. In almost all cases, the players know about the schools and it is a matter of presentation, expression of interest and building chemistry. Similarly, for the players not seen as top recruits, it is also time to market and make your own selections. Take a tour to visit many campuses in a geographic area during the summer and narrow the list of potential schools to a list preferred schools and campuses. Then contact the coaches at your preferred schools and ask them to review your video, transcript and scores.
Or, you can contact us. We offer a fee-based service to match the schools you are interested in (and helping you to make that list) and the coaches at those schools to evaluate your video, transcript and scores to find the match that is “right." Based on the process we have had success with our Academic Basketball Club AAU program – over the last 6 years, almost every player completing our program has earned offers of college uniforms. We have relationships with coaches at all levels with an emphasis and preference for the top academic schools in the country (and Canada). We also have long-standing relationships with coaches at most of the boarding schools in New England, New York and New Jersey. Following the advice of many satisfied families, we are “bottling the formula” and offering it to you.