During the past several years we have been devoting an ever increasing proportion of our time and efforts to teaching and training our fellow counselors, high school and independent, to effectively counsel college-bound athletes. It is quite evident that many counselors have simply never had the educational opportunity to learn and develop a significant degree of expertise in this area. And, with over 7 million participants in high school sports every year, there is clearly a need for more qualified advisors for our athletes. Will you be one of them? If so, scroll down and read more…
Educational Opportunities And Resources For Counselors
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The products and services that we make available to college counselors (coaches and parents are also invited to take advantage of these resources) include:
High School Presentations
College Night presentations for high schools and club teams (athletes and parents) in Southern California. Read more...
Counselor’s Manual – 2017-2018 Edition
This book, which is updated annually, is an extremely valuable counseling tool and resource for any counselor who anticipates working with even just a few athletes each school year. It includes important facts and figures, describes time-tested procedures to help your athletes to have successful recruiting experiences, includes forms that will help you to facilitate a more efficient and productive counseling service for your athletes, and a whole lot more. For counselors participating in our Two-Day Workshops or the 10-session webinar series, a copy of the Manual is included as part of the registration fee. Alternatively, to order your copy now, please click here.
Presentations at Annual Conferences
We offer educational sessions at national and regional counselors’ conferences such as HECA, WACAC, and IECA. A listing of upcoming in-person presentations that we have scheduled will be available soon for Spring 2017.
This is a valuable supplemental resource for counselors, especially those who participate in our webinars or attend one of the Two-Day Workshops. This program allows you to contact us for assistance and advice as you move forward with athletes in different sports, each with their own set of unique challenges and recruiting techniques. Click here for more information about this program.
Two-day In-person Workshops
These workshops provide an alternative learning opportunity all within a 48 hour period. Designed for counselors who wish to quickly acquire a degree of proficiency in advising athletes, these sessions are presently available for small local or regional groups of counselors who wish to schedule one of these events exclusively for their group/organization and/or other invited counselor guests. Click here for more information about these sessions.
Counselor Webinar Series
In July, 2016, we presented our first webinar, a 3 session presentation given under the sponsorship of HECA. For counselors who are HECA members, we invite you to visit the HECA website, go to the webinars view our presentation, and if you feel that the information we shared in those presentations is of value to you, then we would strongly suggest that you take advantage of our Counselor Webinar Series.
Our “11 session” course provides counselors with an exceptional opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise in a niche market that is sorely lacking in the supply of qualified college counselors. Past experiences have always confronted us with the challenge of scheduling conflicts for counselors wanting to attend. However, now you can tune in to the webinar sessions whenever YOU want to! All of the sessions are recorded so you can watch them at a time and pace that is convenient for you!
Each session has a question and answer form for you to complete and we respond to as many questions as we can (up to 30 minutes of our time). We will do our best to provide responses to all questions asked.
Often we are contacted by independent counselors who possess a high level of experience and expertise in the academic aspect of guiding high school students but, when confronted with a student-athlete, they do not have the training to effectively work with that individual and they do not really want to go through an extensive educational program to learn the procedures. Instead, they prefer to work together with us in a relationship where they handle all of the academic aspects of the college search and we just focus on the athletic recruiting portion of the process. Click here for more details.
Mini Seminars for Local Counselor Groups (Southern California only)
Please contact us at david@PlayCollegeSports.com to discuss a presentation and reserve a date for your counselor group.
Still not see what you’re looking for?
We offer other custom-made counselor training formats designed to fulfill specific needs of you and your associates. If you should have questions regarding the above described services or resources or just wish to discuss any challenges that are confronting you with any of your client athletes, please contact us at david@PlayCollegeSports.com. Wishing you the Best of Luck!
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