I am the parent of a student-athlete who has received a university scholarship in the US by attending prep school in the US. My son attended a very prominent private school in Toronto with a world renowned academic program. The catch is the school’s basketball program did not have what it took to get athletes scholarship attention. Why you ask? Isn’t the academics just as important as the athletics? This of course brings up another debate…does your child need to go to prep school (Canada or US) in order to get a scholarship? These questions will be answered throughout this site.
This site was created to inform parents and athlete of the truth about recruiting. Let me also state that there are exceptions to the rule with some of the information mentioned. The recruiting game is not a simple game and requires time, resource and money. Whether you are a parent of an athlete, or the athlete him/herself, you can do many things to help yourself and not just rely on the words and in some cases promises of your school, rep or AAU coach. DO NOT get me wrong, most coaches are here to help and have some knowledge. However, in my experience, my son and I were misinformed, not on purpose, but through lack of knowledge on the recruiting process. After that experience I vowed to create this site in hopes of helping those that are interested in learning how to navigate the recruiting process and get the best fit and opportunities for themselves.
There are so many factors to consider before you even get to the recruitment phase, the most important of them all, who wants the recruitment more, the parent or the athlete? In no particular order other factors to consider, academic potential, height, position, skill level, skill assessment, ongoing skill development and exposure. Each of these components require ongoing discussion and planning.