Our approach with prospective clients begins with an open conversation about their goals and our process. We do not make sales pitches and never pressure or try to convince families to retain us. Nor do we solicit families for our services. When contacted by families, our initial focus is to ensure that we can substantially assist in a successful recruiting journey. We have an open conversation and conduct an initial assessment to determine whether each prospective client has a realistic possibility of being recruited to the level of competition or types of schools we initially discuss. We do this to make sure that families do not invest in us needlessly. Only if we are convinced of our ability to provide substantial value to a family will we even consider being retained. This approach sometimes leads us to counsel families not to retain us. If we harbour genuine doubt as to whether a prospect is reasonably recruitable, we candidly advise them, point them in the right direction and decline the business opportunity. Candor and fairness are the touchstones of our approach to prospective clients.
Our personal evaluation is designed to get to know you, to understand your goals, appreciate your dreams, and learn your preferences for the right college experience. We want to partner with you and your family to discover your best possible options and then work with you to help you decide among them. We understand that choosing “the right fit” is among the most important decisions you will make. The better we know you the better we can be for you.
Our academic evaluation begins our process of developing you into a collegiate recruit. The academic record of beach volleyball prospects is a critically important part of the recruiting process. Our thorough evaluation of your academic record is designed to accomplish the following goals:
Following the initial evaluation, we’ll continue to monitor your progress and revise our analysis, so you always have the most accurate information with which to make your decisions.
Our athletic evaluation is designed primarily to begin matching you with the most optimal schools for your performance level. Our proprietary process for assessing our clients’ skill abilities follows more than seven years of measuring the way players perform in college beach matches while coaching for and against the beach programs that you’re vying to play for. Understanding the proficiency levels required to play in college – and the performance variations that exist between conferences – allows us to provide you with the most accurate, experienced, and reliable evaluation and matching service available.
As your personal strategic consultants, we will develop a strategic plan for molding you into a recruitable beach volleyball student-athlete. We will guide you through the maze of NCAA rules, help you develop an effective recruiting video, and prepare you for your interactions with college coaches based on our program matching process. From constructing emails, handling phone calls, and preparing for camps, clinics, and campus visits, we will be your personal recruiting guide. We will demystify the process and maximize your chances of being recruited to the school of your choice.
Our process for matching you with the best fit schools and beach programs combines your preferences, goals, and strengths with our experience, relationships and knowledge. Our exclusive profiles of the colleges and programs that will be recruiting you make use of extensive data on the issues that matter to you personally in choosing a school as well as our extensive research on the programs themselves. Whether you want to know the average size of a program’s blockers over the last five years, which programs graduate the most players to the professional ranks, or which teams historically have the smallest and largest rosters, we have answers that will guide your decisions.
Do you wonder whether you can play beach volleyball in college, or find it hard to determine which programs best fit your strengths and abilities? Our performance analysis will analyze your game and provide you feedback on the programs for which you can be an attractive recruit. Our proprietary process analyzes how you currently are performing, forecasts your expected improvement based on a variety of factors, and assesses your abilities in the context of years of data identifying the proficiency levels required successfully to compete in college. Our process also takes account of the performance variations among different programs and among different conferences across the country.
Whether you’re a blocker, a defender or a split player, we can provide you position specific feedback on your game and how to improve it. Our goal is to educate, guide and grow our clients into recruitable collegiate beach athletes.
Jon & Sherry Rodgers | Virginia