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The Sports Scholarships Insider’s Guide

ISBN: 9781402218842

By: Dion Wheeler

Published: 04/07/2009

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The #1 book on sports scholarships, completely updated and revised! One billion dollars in athletic scholarships are given out each year. But student-athletes who aren't big-time recruits miss out on tens of thousands of dollars of financial aid available to them. The problem is students and parents don't know where the money is or how to get it. Now updated and revised, The Sports Scholarships Insider's Guide helps parents and students confidently navigate through the twists, obstacles, surprises and roadblocks they are sure to encounter as they seek out the right college, the right coach, and the right offer of athletic financial aid. Topics covered include: Constructing a profile to stand out Understanding the recruiting process Why prospects and families get hurt Negotiating tips and guidelines Dion Wheeler, former coach and recruiting consultant, gives students and their parents the inside edge to not only find great scholarships, but get the best offer no matter what their skill level. "Practical, step-by-step information in a clear and conversational manner." -School Library Journal

About the Author

Dion Wheeler

Without athletics, Dion Wheeler would never have graduated from UW-La Crosse. Growing up in an institution for dependent boys, he was an average student in high school. But a young coach inspired him to both exploit his athletic ability and to take his education seriously, as they were the foundation upon which he would "prepare for the future." And so he did. Education and athletics have been the motivators of his time. Despite a few interruptions to experience the business world, he has taught and coached at every level: grade school, high school, and college. He has been a presenter and instructor at business, athletic, recruiting, and education seminars and has occasionally been accused of being a motivational speaker. In addition to his recruiting experience - 14 years at the high-school level and 11 years at the college level - he managed the recruitment of his two (now grown) children, who were both successfully recruited. One by a Division I state university, the other by a Division II private college. One was an All-American, the other's career was cut short by injury. His ownership of a college prospect recruiting service was the experience where the final piece of the recruiting puzzle fit. There he exposed, and often negotiated for, academically and athletically qualified prospects to coaches of nearly every sport around the country. His unique grasp of the recruiting process from every angle has prepared him to write this powerful guide. Dion is retired and lives with his wife, Dianne, in Plainfield, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Recruiting Myths

Chapter 1: Understanding the Recruiting Process
Chapter 2: Recruiting and Financial Aid
Chapter 3: Preparing for College and the Future
Chapter 4: Your Education and Athletics
Chapter 5: Academic Requirements
Chapter 6: Constructing the Profile
Chapter 7: The Cover Letter
Chapter 8: The Videotape
Chapter 9: Sending Credentials
Chapter 10: Organize, Organize, Organize
Chapter 11: Critical Documents
Chapter 12: Communication Activities
Chapter 13: The Visit
Chapter 14: Visit Questions
Chapter 15: Why Prospects and Families Get Hurt
Chapter 16: Awarding of Athletic Financial Aid
Chapter 17: Negotiating Guidelines
Chapter 18: Financial Aid Limits
Chapter 19: Solving the Division III Athletic Financial Aid Mystery
Chapter 20: Interdepartmental Communications
Chapter 21: Division III's Pleasant Surprise
Chapter 22: Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate
Chapter 23: The Ultimate Negotiating Weapon
Chapter 24: How Do I Contribute to My Future Success?
Chapter 25: Professional Help Wanted
Glossary of Recruiting Terms
Appendix 1: Additional Resources
Appendix 2: Institution Contact Information
Appendix 3: Women's Sports
Appendix 4: Men's Sports
Appendix 5: Mixed Sports

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Excerpt

Recruiting Myths

1. Division III schools don't offer financial aid for athletic ability.
This myth is shattered on page 129.

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 20.11 oz
Page Count: 384 pages

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