Many parents over the years have purchased The Making of a Student-Athlete. Some had kids that were looking to play at a small D2 or D3 college, some were looking to play at Ivy Universities or other high level academic institutions, and others had kids that were evaluating current scholarship offers or were talented enough to soon be receiving athletic scholarship offers from D1 colleges. Others were looking to transition to NAIA schools, Prep schools or junior colleges before advancing to an NCAA college. Regardless of your son or daughter’s skill level or where you are in the process, The Making of a Student-Athlete can assist with not only getting your recruiting process off the ground, but making the best decisions for your college future.
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“First of all I would like to thank you for the candid wonderful book you wrote for all the Student Athletes. We would not have had the knowledge necessary to make the final decision without it. It has been like a bible for us these last few months. I told you I would follow up and let you know the results of Michael’s choice. We found the perfect fit. Not the one we thought it would be. Michael will be the Big Fish in the Little Pond but I really believe it fits him well and he received a $70,000 scholarship. The coach has also given us an indication that he will see significant playing time as a freshman. Again I would like to thank you very much. I will be recommending your book to anyone in our position that will listen.” – Mike – Michigan
“I wanted to thank you for writing such a great book! I ordered your book a couple of years ago when my son was in 9th grade (or 10th). Now that he is a senior and has committed to play in college I really think your book was a large part of his successful quest. He’s been fortunate to be on a great high school team with excellent coaches and to play on a great travel team, also with excellent coaches. All these coaches have helped him tremendously but I think following the basic recruiting info in your book helped him to get more exposure. He’s not a blue chip athlete, is a great student, and wanted to play in college. You have so much great practical advice that I think our family was really prepared for the pitfalls in recruiting. So, between reading the high school baseball web site and your book I think we were more realistic than most parents and became very proactive because of our newfound knowledge. You probably saved us thousands of dollars because we did all the recruiting research/contacts that many parents pay other people to do. I am ordering another book to pass on to parents with younger players. Keep up the good work. Thank you again” – Gayle F.
“Just wanted to send a note letting you know that after a long but exciting process that involved multiple offers from numerous schools my son just made a verbal commitment to UNC Chapel Hill to play football. Your book has provided us with a fantastic resource throughout the whole process. It took the mystery out of the “Coach Speak” that we got from a few of the coaches and understanding the entire process as well as knowing what questions to ask and more importantly knowing ones which ones not to ask! I have already recommended this book to many of our friends looking for some insight. I even donated my copy to our school’s college counselor. Since she had never gone through the recruitment process before she needed the resource too.” Eric – Virginia
“I have read two other recruiting books but I found The Making of a Student-Athlete by far the best. What separates this book from others is not only the number of individual topics they cover but the depth and level of detail Dave goes into to explain each one in much detail. I got the sense that the author truly care about the success of families involved in the recruiting process and that is reflected in their writing and in their web sites.” – Andrew S – New Orleans, LA
“Chapter 5 (Athletic Recruiting) could have been its own book and the rest of the information was icing on the cake. Fantastic!” Claire T, – Parent – West Virginia
“I have just ordered a second copy of your book. I have other parents fighting over the first copy! I would sincerely appreciate if you could get it sent as soon as possible.” Alex C, – Parent – Pennsylvania
“After reading your book and receiving your email, we made the adjustments you recommended…and then…to distinguish herself, we made a brief clip of 6 goals she had allowed…not great saves…rather…great shots by another person she didn’t block. She wrote a couple sentences on each what she was thinking and what she would have done differently the next time. One coach said, that was a first for him, it showed she was willing to admit and accept responsibility, she studies film, she saw what she could do differently and that shows she is coachable. He would take a coachable/teachable kid all day long” Parent, California