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Articles by Guiding Future Stars

Do You Know What It Takes to Be a Recruitable Student-Athlete?

Every college coach seeks different qualities or attributes in their recruits, whether it be athletic, academic, or a specific psychological trait. These characteristics vary from coach to coach depending on the sport, the school, the division, or the conference they compete in. In most cases, college coaches evaluate these four areas of a prospective student-athlete.

August 8, 2019 Guiding Future Stars

NCAA Rule Change | The Official Visit, Officially Irrelevant

As I started writing this article, the NCAA dropped a bomb, a good bomb that will alter the college recruiting process moving forward.   Under the new NCAA rules, approved this week in Indianapolis for all sports other than football and men’s and women’s basketball, Sept. 1 of a prospective student-athlete’s junior year of high

April 21, 2018

March Madness: The Greatest Time of the Year!

It’s that time of the year when we start talking about #1 Seeds, Bubble Teams, and Cinderellas. Yep, you got it! March Madness! The greatest time of the year. The three most exciting weeks in sports, the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Get out your brackets! But this is a story of a small Catholic school, nestled

March 18, 2018

Stop the Madness. Not March Madness, the Recruiting Madness

Two NCAA Sport Associations have taken measures to do just that. In the spring, the NCAA passed a proposal drafted by both the IMLCA (Men’s Lacrosse) and IWLCA (Women’s Lacrosse) to limit early recruiting of DI prospective student-athletes. The new rule prohibits college coaches to have any recruiting contact with a prospective student-athlete prior to

February 26, 2018

Do You Want To Play College Sports? Being Identified vs. Being Recruited

One of the biggest steps in the recruiting process is gaining college exposure. A college coach needs to see how you perform on the field, court, pool, course, etc.    There are stages of gaining college exposure. For the other 98% of student-athletes who are not 4 and 5-star athletes,  they have to market themselves

February 22, 2018

College ID Camps and How to Crush It

By Christopher J. Stack, Founder/CEO Guiding Future Stars Guiding Future Stars (www.GuidingFutureStars.com) is a student development company that is committed to transforming the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people. GFS will educate prospective student-athletes about what it takes to play at the next level, how the college recruiting process works, and

May 1, 2017