Not everyone needs a private advisor just like not everyone needs a financial advisor or accountant. Whether your family could substantially benefit from a private consultant depends on your circumstances and goals. The best way to learn whether we can provide help you need is to have a conversation. We love talking with and helping families. If we are not convinced of our ability to provide substantial value to your family we will tell you that and advise you not to retain us. We also do not solicit clients, so if you want to chat with us we welcome you to contact us directly. We'll listen to your situation and recommend some options without any pressure to retain us.
Beach Prospects works with a wide variety of clients of all abilities and aspirations. We are happy to meet prospective NCAA, NAIA and junior college prospects and will help to evaluate the best athletic level fit for each family. We work with both domestic and international college prospects. We also work with graduate and undergraduate college transfers. We even strategically partner with select beach volleyball clubs who want to increase their level of service to their families. We do limit the number of clients we have at any one time in order to ensure that we can provide highly personal attention to our families. In all cases we carefully scrutinize your situation and goals and agree to move forward only if we're convinced that we can provide value to your family to justify your investment in us.
Yes. As strategic advisors we are capable of customizing our offerings to our clients' individual needs. For example, transfer students are on a shorter timeline, with different needs, than prospective college freshmen. International students often have different informational needs than domestic prospects. And consulting with club directors requires a different approach than advising individual clients. Among our private clients, some families may need help only with discrete aspects of the recruiting process while others prefer to reserve our most comprehensive level of level of personal attention. The best way to learn which approach is best for you is to contact us directly to discuss your situation and goals.
We have a national practice with clients from all over the country and we travel extensively to support them in beach volleyball events from coast to coast. Our clients are from the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, South Central, Mid-West, Southeast, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country and they have committed to 37 different NCAA D-I and D-II colleges and universities.
Absolutely! We are professional advisors who work full-time on behalf of our clients. We do not have side jobs and don't travel to play volleyball. We understand that families want advisors who make client needs a full-time priority. Moreover, we are highly experienced at servicing clients across time zones and routinely work beyond east coast business hours for our pacific time zone clients. For families with day jobs and children in school we easily work around our clients' schedules to consult into the evening as needed.
We recently revised our service options, and their associated fees, to provide greater access to families with various budgets. We now have three service tiers available to fit your needs and would love to discuss them with you. Contact us directly to learn more and discuss your preferences!
Absolutely! One of the ways we serve our core mission is to provide the public with free educational and research materials on popular topics in recruiting. Navigate to Research and Education for our free materials. We also offer free "Tips of the Day" on our Instagram account (beachprospects) and free data-driven coverage of college beach volleyball on Beach Prospects Analytics, also on Instagram.
Beach Prospects is not a recruiting service as defined by the NCAA. A recruiting (or scouting) service is a business primarily engaged in scouting talent, collecting information and packaging it for delivery to college coaches commonly by subscription. Recruiting and Scouting Services are restricted by NCAA rules. Beach Prospects serves the needs of private clients by providing strategic advice to clients on the college recruiting process while emphasizing numerous factors beyond just athletic talent. Beach Prospects are private advisors to our clients, not talent scouts primarily engaged in the business of marketing information to coaches.
Marvin Padnick | Fort Bragg, N.C.