Playing varsity sports in college can create a sense of belonging, help forge an important sense of identity, increase executive functioning as well as academic performance, and—in some cases—help in the admissions and scholarship process. But athletic recruiting for collegiate sports can seem like a maze: intentionally confusing with plenty of unforeseeable turns. In this presentation, with Brooke Libby of College Goals, we will discuss the landscape of American college sports, the academic and athletic requirements for recruitment, as well as some of the steps to begin the process—from attending summer ID camps to registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students and parents with an interest in pursuing this path to American colleges and universities are welcome.
About Brooke Libby: Brooke Libby loves working with teenagers and has over 25 years of experience in admission and academic advising in both high schools and colleges. She has helped hundreds of student athletes pursue opportunities to compete in varsity sports at the collegiate level — from alpine ski racing to Division 1 basketball, sailing to baseball. Brooke is a member of NACAC, NEACAC, NPEA, and IECA.
About College Goals: College Goals is a university admission consulting practice specializing in counseling families interested in higher education opportunities in the US and in English-medium universities around the world. The team of counselors collectively offers decades of professional experience in higher education. College Goals provides expert counsel and support throughout the college search and application process, including choice of appropriate institutions, test requirements, recommendations and interviews, essay writing, and the preparation of distinguished applications. Find out more at www.collegegoals.com