Making of a Student-Athlete

The Making of a Student-Athlete (now in it’s 14th edition! revised in 2017) is a 241-page guide for high school athletes, parents, & coaches who wish to learn the complicated college athletic recruiting and application process.

Whether you are a parent, a blue-chip athlete, an aspiring scholarship athlete, a walk-on prospect, a coach or guidance counselor wondering how you can help yourself or your players, The Making of a Student-Athlete will guide you through the archaic world of the college selection and athletic recruiting process.

The Making of a Student-Athlete evaluates every factor that plays a role in your recruiting process, from the college application process, matching your skills to schools, putting yourself in a position to be recruited, what college coaches look for in recruits, NCAA rules, athletic scholarships, financial aid, contacting coaches, resume writing, camp, showcase, and tournament participation, and much more…

The Making of a Student-Athlete has been used by parents and students at all levels to help them communicate with college coaches, find schools that are a good match, and secure thousands of dollars in athletic scholarship money, academic grants, and additional financial aid. GO

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“When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.” – Edmund Hillary

For many, the college financial aid process can seem like a mountain that cannot be climbed.  With so many different terms, loans programs, and criteria for who gets awarded aid, some families run from the process. But it’s a mountain most families need to climb in this day and age to help pay for college. COMING SOON!


Varsityedge has interviewed various coaches and professionals over the years about different topics. If you do not see your particular sport listed for an interview, check out some of the others as you will still learn a great deal about how college coaches approach the recruiting process. GO