College Athletic Recruiting // Our Approach
EducationFirst! helps students focus on those colleges which offer athletic programs and facilities that meet the individual needs and aspirations of each student athlete.
EducationFirst! helps student athletes select and apply to colleges which are the right fit for them - educational environments where they will be happy, where they will find challenges both on the athletic field and in the classroom, and where they will achieve individual successes and personal growth.
EducationFirst! helps student athletes develop and execute a personal athletic recruiting plan designed to reduce anxieties, provide maximum visibility, deal honestly and realistically with coaches and gain admission to a college where the student can balance athletics and school work.
EducationFirst! defines success as admission to a college where students will be challenged to make the most of his/her talents and skills, to set and reach athletic goals, to grow personally and emotionally, to discover new interests, to become engaged in the classroom, to take reasonable risks, to have fun, and to experience a successive number of personal accomplishments.
EducationFirst! is sensitive to individual learning styles and learning differences, and works with both average and highly gifted students. While not trained testers or psychologists, EducationFirst! does refer students for outside evaluation when appropriate.
EducationFirst! is an independent educational consultant with no financial arrangements with colleges. Fees are paid by parents and services are focused on what is best for each individual student athlete.