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5 Common College Recruiting Mistakes

As someone who's been through the college recruiting process and as a coach who works with high school aged athletes that are currently going through the college recruiting process, there are a few fundamental mistakes I see families making again and again. In this audio I share these common mistakes in hopes that you'll be able to avoid them. Also included in this free audio resource are answers to 5 Frequently Asked College Recruiting Questions. Hope this helps!

25 College Recruiting Facts

The college athletic recruiting process, while an exciting time, can be quite overwhelming, frustrating, and complicated. It can also end in serious disappointment and regret if you’re not well informed. Many people, even those who’ve already been through the process, don’t have the information needed to make the most of the experience.

Here are 25 college recruiting facts you may not be aware of.

How to Make the Olympic Team

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member, discusses how to deal with scouting pressure and the process of making the Olympic team.

Training for the Elite Athlete

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team Member, says the appropriate amount of sports-specific and strength and conditioning training and the ratio of the two varies depending on the age of the athlete and whether the athlete is in-season or off-season.  

Early Specialization: Pros and Cons

Four-time Olympic ice hockey medalist, Angela Ruggiero, discusses the pros and cons of early specialization in youth sports.

Picking a Youth Hockey Camp: Advice for Parents

Angela Ruggiero, US Women's National Hockey Team member and four-time Olympic medalist, discusses what parents should look for in picking a youth hockey camp.




Time Off From Sports Important

Is your child taking a break from sports this summer or, as so many kids do these days, filling up their summer with tournaments, sports camps and showcases? Long-time U.S. Women's National Hockey Team member, and four-time Olympian, Angela Ruggerio says that, even for (and perhaps especially for) elite athletes, taking time off from a sport to rest and maintain motivation is vitally important.

Raising An Elite Athlete A Financial Challenge For Most Parents

Supporting an elite athlete is expensive. At the level of national and international competition, the level where it becomes understandable that a young athlete would concentrate on one sport, we are a nation of elites, and the phenomenon is fueled by private coaches, private clubs, corporate sponsorship, and parental sacrifice. How can you manage it financially?

How To Select a Private Coach For Your Child:

Selecting the right private coach or instructor for your child is knowing what to look for.

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