DOES IT COST ANYTHING FOR AN INITIAL CONVERSATION OR MEETING?
No, we are happy to have a phone conversation, meeting, or virtual meetings to answer any of your questions.
DO YOU ONLY WORK WITH STUDENTS IN THE NEW ENGLAND AREA?
No, S&A College Counseling works with families throughout the U.S. and abroad, both in person and via virtual meetings.
DO YOU ONLY WORK WITH A CERTAIN CALIBER OF ATHLETE?
No. We work with a variety of students including: students who don’t play sports, others that play for fun, and kids that are interested in all levels of college athletics. Often students attend schools that aren’t the proper fit either academically or athletically, or both, and end up transferring. At S&A College Counseling we try to find you the best match to avoid a transfer.
ISN'T ATHLETIC RECRUITING EASY AND DON'T SCHOOLS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN YOU JUST MAKE CONTACT WITH YOU?
Most of the time athletic recruiting isn’t easy. There are many factors in finding the correct fit athletically. Are the schools that you are interested in academically recruiting you? If not, how do you try and get them to recruit you? Are you a top recruit or a backup recruit? What do you do if you’re not being recruited at all?
DOES S&A COLLEGE COUNSELING GUARANTEE THAT MY SON OR DAUGHTER WILL BE RECRUITED?
No, there are no guarantees in being recruited. We put your child in the best position to be recruited by doing research, using our experience and contacts to help you find the right school.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN S&A COLLEGE COUNSELING AND A RECRUITING SERVICE?
Typically recruiting services send email blasts with your athletic profile and video to hundreds of schools. Also, they may do an initial interview with you and that’s it. We really get to know our families and feel it’s important to create a managable school list that fits academically and athletically.
WHICH OF YOUR SERVICES OFFERED ARE RIGHT FOR US?
We offer many services because families have different needs. Some families need to be guided through the entire process, while others may need basic advising. Of course, it’s your choice on which service to choose, but after an initial interview we will give you are opinion on how we think to best serve you.
DO COLLEGE COACHES SEARCH YOUR DATA BASE FOR VIDEOS?
No, we don’t offer that service on purpose. At S&A College Counseling, we believe that college coaches don’t search the internet for video of potential players. We will have you send video as needed to colleges that may be a good fit.
DO YOU CONTACT COLLEGE COACHES OR DOES THE STUDENT?
Coaches want to build relationships with students, not us. However, coaches can’t always respond to every potential candidate, and that’s where we can be of help. We will reach out to coaches on your behalf when needed to start the process and also to find out where you stand.
Antoinette and I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your valued help. As we were approaching Victoria’s senior year in high school, we were a bit overwhelmed with the prospects of college, gaining acceptance, finding a suitable home for her to play collegiate volleyball and possibly qualifying for scholarships as well. We were late in the game and many schools already had committed in-coming players. Having your assistance in navigating the available opportunities that existed for Victoria was very beneficial is securing a place for her next year.
Your insight and respectful tactics in contacting schools on her behalf helped us succeed in not only getting Victoria accepted at a very prestigious business school, landing a roster spot on their division 1 volleyball team but also garnering a partial scholarship. All around, we couldn’t be happier how things turned out!
Thanks for your help, involvement and dedication to helping students and families make the best choices they can during the confusing process of trying to play collegiate sports, working towards athletic and academic scholarships and gaining college acceptance.