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Emma McBride

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Oil City | PA

Recruiting 101 Blog

2016 Recruiting Class Finalized

2016 Recruiting Class Finalized

The SaW Team is proud to announce our college commitments for our 2016 class.

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Sweeney, Schick, and Voss become 6th, 7th, and 8th SaW Athletes Drafted in MLB Draft

Sweeney, Schick, and Voss become 6th, 7th, and 8th SaW Athletes Drafted in MLB Draft

Special congratulations to Nate Sweeney, Alex Schick, and Cory Voss the 7th, 8th, and 9th STUDENTathleteWorld Baseball players to be drafted in the MLB Draft. 

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Are you Drinking the Travel Team Kool-Aid?

Are you Drinking the Travel Team Kool-Aid?

Parents of a high school athlete (and SaW client) speak of their experience using STUDENTathleteWorld and Lou Birch. They detail their experience with travel teams, showcases and the decisions they made along the way that ultimately led to signing with Yale University.  

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FAFSA Changes for 2017 Grads (and beyond)

FAFSA Changes for 2017 Grads (and beyond)

Recently President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, changes will be put in place.

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2016 Team USA Coaches Finalized

2016 Team USA Coaches Finalized

STUDENTathleteWorld Tours is proud to announce an amazing group of 14 coaches who will represent the United States and STUDENTathleteWorld this summer. This group was selected from hundreds of applicants and will lead hundreds of athletes on four trips visiting a total of eight countries. Please help us congratulate these coaches on their selection and wish the the best of luck! 

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How does SaW save you money?

How does SaW save you money?

One of the main reasons many of our clients use STUDENTathleteWorld is to save money on college. But how exactly does that happen? Sometimes it's in the form of exposure leading to a college athletic scholarship. However, often times it's more complicated than that. One way we help our clients save money is by LEVERAGING A TUITION DRIVEN SCHOOL. We talk at length out this in our book, "College Athletic Recruiting: The Complete DIY Guide", available HERE for just $24.

The example below illustrates how that happens and the role our College Recruiting Advisors have on helping the families navigate the financial aid process. This is just a small example and there is much more to it. But as you can see, it is quite easy to save $12,000 on the college you want to go to just getting some other offers and then simply asking for it!  

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Louis Birch 4-peats as National Team Member of the Year

Louis Birch 4-peats as National Team Member of the Year

The only difference between Nick Saban and Louis Birch is that sometimes Nick Saban loses championships! STUDENTathleteWorld is proud to announce Louis Birch (San Diego) as the 2015 Team Members of the Year.

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Richie Schueler to make broadcasting debut on ESPNU

Richie Schueler to make broadcasting debut on ESPNU

SaW Vice President and former college basketball coach Richie Schueler to appear on ESPNU

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Leveraging a Tuition-Driven School

Leveraging a Tuition-Driven School

We know that colleges offer different types of scholarships and financial aid awards to their students based on certain traits, requirements and needs.  All schools offer need based scholarships based on the families’ finances; most schools offer academic scholarships and some schools can offer athletic scholarships.  Colleges can also offer leveraged scholarships based on your background and traits or their requirements and needs.  But first, you must put yourself in a position to earn this money.

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25 Things You Need to Know About Summer Camps, Recruiting Clinics, and Travel Teams

25 Things You Need to Know About Summer Camps, Recruiting Clinics, and Travel Teams

As recruiting has evolved over the years there is no doubt that the importance of camps, clinics, and showcases has increased from the traditional recruiting at your high school sponsored events.  College coaches prefer these events because it allows them to be efficient and save money by seeing many potential prospects at one time.  These events also usually take place during times of the year that coaches have more time to recruit, unlike your high school season which is likely at the same times as the college season. Families are often willing to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on camps, recruiting clinics, showcases, and travel teams.  In some sports, participation on showcase teams can cost as much as $10,000 annually.  When families just throw money at camps, clinics, and showcases in order to get noticed, they usually skip important steps.  What value is being at all the recruiting events if no one knows who you are?  Let’s take a deeper look at these recruiting opportunities…

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10 Reasons Good Athletes are Not Recruited

10 Reasons Good Athletes are Not Recruited

10 Reasons Good Athletes are Not Recruited

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5 Signs You Are Behind in the Recruiting Process

5 Signs You Are Behind in the Recruiting Process

ARE YOU BEHIND IN THE RECRUITING PROCESS? - If you play sports, chances are you have a lot of self-confidence.  You believe you can beat anybody and you believe in setting the bar high and chasing the impossible.  You push forward with reckless abandon because in athletics, you can get better every day, even when you lose.  This is a great attitude to approach your sport with.  However, this same type of thinking can destroy your chances of getting recruited.  You have to realize mistakes and change them right away, instead of just plugging along with the same old strategy.  If you lose the recruiting game, your playing career will end with high school.  Here are 5 signs you are behind in the recruiting process…

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Richie Schueler inducted into Deer Park Hall of Fame

Richie Schueler inducted into Deer Park Hall of Fame

STUDENTathleteWorld Vice Precident Richie Schueler is a 2015 inductee in the Deer Park (OH) Hall of Fame.  Schueler is a 1996 graduate of the high school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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D3 Schools with Engineering Majors

D3 Schools with Engineering Majors

This list is not meant to be an official list and is definitely missing many schools. This is just meant to be a starting point to show that majoring in Engineering and playing non-D1 sports is an option. Colleges change the majors they offer often, so this list is definitely not 100% accurate. If you know other schools that offer Engineering programs please e-mail us at info@studentathleteworld.com and we can add to the list. All school below are D3 unless listed as D2 or NAIA. 

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Walk-On to Scholarship Videos: Why I Hate Them

The last few years, around this time of year, there has been a similar viral web video in the sports world. It's the video of a big time D1 football coach addressing his team and announcing that some hard working and deserving walk-on will be awarded a full scholarship this season. The coach holds back tears, the crowd of athletes arupt in childlike joy, the fan base 'like and share' in record numbers, fade to black, bring on the tears, hooray college sports! This fall it was Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly announcing that Senior walk-on Josh Anderson will become a full scholarship athlete for his Senior season. I hate these videos.

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