What does it take to play at the college level?
Academics play a major role. In NCAA D1 & D2, students must complete their core course requirements as well as meet a minimum GPA and SAT or ACT score. The minimum standard at the Division 1 level is a 2.3 GPA with a 1010 combined Math/Verbal SAT or an 86 (SUM) ACT. From there students are measured on a sliding scale -- the higher your GPA, the lower your SAT/ACT needs to be.* Students who wish to be considered for top academic institutions, usually have an academic profile similar to non-athletic candidates. In terms of athletics, typically students have competed at the high school varsity level and/or high level club team for a minimum of two years often times winning all league or all state honors. The PG Method kick-off program is designed to give players a clear sense of their potential to play in college.
How do I know this will be successful?
The PG Method program has been developed over the last 16 years through my experiences as a recruited athlete, club/college coach & certified college counselor. I am passionate about helping student-athletes realize their dreams of playing in college and I have helped players get accepted to programs such as Harvard, Yale & Stanford. My program is built on my ability to determine what makes a student-athlete unique and my proven insights and strategies that I've developed via my large network of college coaches throughout the country. I fully anticipate that any student-athlete who has the talent, commitment and desire to compete in college, will not only get that opportunity, but will also end up at a school that is their perfect match. It is my mission to ensure that you have the chance to thrive both on and off the field.
Do I really need this type of service?
High school athletes and their families can be overwhelmed with many different aspects of the recruiting process and often have trouble understanding where to begin. PG Method was developed to help families deal with this anxiety with a strategic action plan. I take a focused and inquisitive look at each individual student-athlete and build a custom program that allows them realize to reach each of their dreams. There are no gimmicks here, just honest consultation to help navigate one of the most important decisions of a young person's life.
What about all those recruiting networks and databases?
There are a number of web based services that allow student-athletes to post their profile online with the hopes that college coaches might seek them out. Unfortunately, these profiles can end up a in black hole, in a coaches spam folder, or they simply go unread because coaches just do not trust that the student has genuine interest in their institution. As one Division I college coach told me "when I see those emails, they get deleted immediately." PG Method operates from the standpoint that to get real results, it’s important to establish meaningful relationships with college programs. My process is personalized so that I can develop a real sense of who my clients are as student-athletes and then I can help them put their best foot forward as they reach out to collegiate programs.
Won't my club and high school coach help me with recruiting?
Your club and high school coaches have helped you develop as a player. That is their primary responsibility. You should absolutely list them as a reference, but it’s important to recognize that it’s not their job to “get you recruited.” It is up to the individual athlete to take responsibility for their own recruiting process.
The PG Method program shines the spotlight on each individual. My personalized service and my insights into the college landscape are unmatched.