(Chicago Sky players from the 2011 season courtesy Flickr – Keith Allison)
Educating student-athletes and their families about the recruiting process is the guiding force behind NCSA Athletic Recruiting. In addition to sport-specific and general webinars we offer year-round, our recruiting experts travel all over the country to lead workshops about the recruiting process to local high school and club teams.
This Friday, we’ve teamed up with the Chicago Sky to help Chicagoland athletes learn about the basketball recruiting process and how to connect with coaches. Amanda Perak, our vice president of scouting, will teach families how to play their sport in college in a recruiting workshop from 5:30-6:30 at Youth Sports Night in the Allstate Arena, immediately prior to the Sky’s game.
(Side note: Amanda, who played basketball in college for South Suburbnan College and St. John’s University, where she was named to the Big east All-Academic Team, has worked for NCSA for more than 11 years, and has guided more than 10,000 student-athletes and their parents through the recruiting process. Amanda is also an expert in NCAA regulations and academic reforms, and helps us put together guides like this one you can download for free.)
At halftime, Chicago Sky will announce the winners of the 2015 High School Team of the Year Award. Each player on the team will receive an Athleadership Grant from NCSA to help them in their recruiting. Athleadership Grants are sponsored by the NFL Players Association, and are one way we try to make sure every athlete with the dream to play at the next level is able to.
We have a full press release about the recruiting workshop at Chicago Sky available here, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Even if you can’t make it to hear Amanda’s insights on the recruiting process, our scouts are here to help. The best way to get started is with a recruiting profile.