Student-Athlete Academy

Our Student-Athlete Academy (SAA) hopes to help international student-athletes and coaches with the entire process of their scholarship search. In general our academy will assist in many ways including those described below.

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SAA for Athletes

Know the Rules

We hope to walk you through the key rules every athlete should be aware of before applying to school. Keep in mind there are MANY rules we won’t discuss, as there are so any MOST universities have a special staff member (or members) whose job is to make sure the university is following them. So it is a good idea for you to understand the most general rules.

Completing Yearly Checklists

Every year there are important tasks to be completed to get you one step closer to your dream of being a collegiate athlete. We will provide a checklist that will assist you on the journey. This includes, when to take the SAT/ACT, going to volleyball camps, and even making sure your have the right GPA.

Marketing Yourself

 One of the hardest parts about being an international student-athlete is that American coaches rarely get to see you in action. Very few know you even exist. In fact, even fewer have the budget to scout in other countries. That means you have to market yourself. We will walk you through the process of creating high level videos, great volleyball resumes, the do’s and dont’s of the recruiting process, and great advice from current and past athletes.

Motivation/Support

 The unique aspect about our academy is we plan to create a platform for our athletes to get support. Have all their questions answered as they work on the process. We plan to have interactive activities throughout the year to keep everyone engaged. Whether it be a workout challenge, blog entries, or workshops. We are here at the Student-Athlete Academy to help you get to the next step. 

 

SAA for Coaches

Know the Rules

Just like athletes, Coach need to know the key rules to assis their athletes when applying for school. Keep in mind there are MANY rules we won’t discuss, as there are so any MOST universities have a special staff member (or members) whose job is to make sure the university is following them. So it is a good idea for you to understand the most general rules to guide your athlete in his or her process. 

Completing Yearly Checklists

Coaches should have a checklist every year to follow that can guide their athletes to having the best chances of getting a scholarship. This includes but not limited to following up with coaches to know what positions are needed, uploading game footage for your athletes, or attending coaching camps. Coaches have a very important role in the process as well.

Coaching Tips

 One of the hardest parts about being a coach is trying to keep up with what is happening as it relates to new techniques, or getting new drills to implement. Very few coaches have a network to communicate with others near and far to get this advice and interaction. We will provide you with a platform to help you create great coaching plans, helping your athletes create high level videos or volleyball resumes, the do’s and dont’s of the recruiting process, and great advice from current and past athletes and coaches.

Motivation/Support

 The unique aspect about our academy is we plan to create a platform for our coaches to get support. Have all their questions answered as they work on the process. We plan to have interactive activities throughout the year to keep everyone engaged. Whether it be a workout challenge for your athletes, blog entries, or workshops. We are here at the Student-Athlete Academy to help you get to the next step. 

 

But if this is all you read on our website… WE WANT YOU TO LEAVE WITH THIS:

Start early – even earlier than you think.

Most American student-athletes know at least a year in advance where they will be playing and what their scholarship will be. In fact, coaches in some sports begin scouting players as early as their sophomore year of high school, and have been watching athletes since they are in middle school and developing.

To give yourself the best chance at a spot on the team START NOW!!!!

  1. Establish relationships with coaches early. If you can, make arrangements to practice with the team or at least come for a visit. (email if you cannot visit.)
  2. Register with the NCAA
  3. Upload Videos as often as possible