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Thomas Davis Named National Team Member of the Year; Clark and Crain Honored

Thomas Davis Named National Team Member of the Year; Clark and Crain Honored

STUDENTathleteWorld is proud to announce Thomas Davis (Pennsylvania) as the 2017 National Team Member of the Year.  Brad Clark (Wisconsin) and Carey Crain (California) are also honored as Rookies of the Year.

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Why do people use the word SCOUT when referring to a COLLEGE COACH?

Why do people use the word SCOUT when referring to a COLLEGE COACH?

SERIOUS QUESTION: Can someone explain why high school kids refer to college coaches as "Scouts". 

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8 Former SaW Athletes Drafted in 2017 MLB Draft

8 Former SaW Athletes Drafted in 2017 MLB Draft

Special congratulations to eight former SaW athletes (Cory Abbott, Lucas Gilbreath, Ricky Tyler Thomas, Fred Schlichtholz, Reagan Biechler, Ryan Wilson, James Notary, and Patrick Bailey) for being drafted in the 2017 MLB Draft. SaW has now worked with 16 athletes who have been drafted.

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Louis Birch Wins a Tight Race for 5th Straight Team Member of the Year Award!

Louis Birch Wins a Tight Race for 5th Straight Team Member of the Year Award!

STUDENTathleteWorld is proud to announce Louis Birch (San Diego) as the 2016 National Team Member of the Year.  The win marks Louis' 5th straight since joining the SaW Team in 2012.

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How Many Colleges Does SaW Work With?

How Many Colleges Does SaW Work With?

How many colleges do you work with? This is something we get asked quite often. The simple answer is "all of them". We connect our athletes with any school that is a good fit for them. Our database includes every single college coach at every single school that fields a team in every single sport! We update our database every six months as many coaches changes jobs, etc. In total there are over 2,000 Colleges and Universities in the NCAA, NAIA, USCAA, and NJCAA, and others. Even more remarkable is the number of schools where we have sent athletes. That number, as of November 2016, is 543! Yes, that's right, STUDENTathleteWorld since it's creation in 2009 has sent athletes to 543 different Colleges. 

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What (and what not) to put on your College Athletic Recruiting profile

What (and what not) to put on your College Athletic Recruiting profile

Simply put, a college athletic recruiting profile (like the one you can create for free at www.studentathleteworld.com) is a resume and cover letter you would submit if you were applying for a job. Think of college coaches as business owners doing the 'hiring' of a select few candidates from hundreds, or thousands, of applicants. The challenge is to stand out without doing something to hurt your chances. Most people have probably heard that you shouldn't submit a resume for a highly selective job on pink paper with lots of glitter (I mean, you said stand out, right?). It's common sense that you should error on the side of professional. However, so many athletes glitter up their college athletic recruiting profiles. Or worse yet, turn them in incomplete or poorly done. The good news is that because so many kids creating profiles do such a horrific job filling them out that it really doesn't take all that much effort for you to stand out! Here is some advice to help you out...

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Has a High School or Club Coach told you to “Wait and See”?

Has a High School or Club Coach told you to “Wait and See”?

Picture this... Sam just finished his freshman year of college, mainly taking his core courses. He is just beginning Sophomore year where he will take a class or two for the first time in his desired major. Let's say he is majoring in Business. Someone told Sam it would be a good idea to do some job-shadowing and exploring the different types of jobs in business to see what he wants his career path to be like. So, he does this. He spends one day following around a friend of his dad's who is in sales. He spends another with a start-up CEO learning about being an entrepreneur. He even gets an internship on the weekends at a local store working directly with the management. In his free time, he even gets on job boards and tries to read up about the career options he might have in 3 years when he graduates.

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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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Brian Cain - Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to College Coaches

Brian Cain  - Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to College Coaches

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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! For more information on STUDENTathleteWorld Tours, please visit http://studentathleteworldtours.com.

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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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