MissionStatement

”To engage junior golfers and their families with educational leadership throughout the college recruiting process. To provide young men and women with life skills to develop into self-reliant, self-motivated, and self-confident individuals on and off the course.” 

 

5-Step Approach to College Recruiting

 

#1 The Education Process & Goal Setting

  • Explain the complexity of the college golf placement process, the junior golf landscape, and NCAA rules

  • Introduce the client and their family to ForeCollegeGolf's methodology  

  • Provide detailed information on each national junior golf ranking system (Polo Golf Rankings, Junior Golf Scoreboard, and Golfweek)

  • Educate each client on the lifestyle commitment and sacrifices needed to become a student-athlete

  • Examine academic and athletic standing, assess strengths & weaknesses, and make appropriate recommendations for SMART goal setting

  • Set and implement academic and athletic goals

 

#2  College Recruiting Prep

  • Develop playing and academic resumes, seasonal tournament schedules, a player profile, and swing videos

  • Comprehend the client's personal preferences as they relate to college athletics

  • Build a "college database" to support the academic and athletic goals of the client

  • Provide necessary guidance and template letters in order to communicate effectively with college coaches

  • Engage the client in role play "simulations" to mimic coach communications

  • Facilitate communications for the client to speak with current and former collegiate golfers

 

#3 Game Assessment

  • Extensive evaluation of the client’s practice regimen, course management skills, game fundamentals, and physical abilities 

  • Equipment and technology overview

  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses with an advanced statistical breakdown

  • Assist with linking necessary "TEAM" members - swing instructors, physical trainers, mental coaches, etc.

  • Implementation of Practice Plans & Comprehensive Mental Evaluation

  • Assist with the clients' understanding of Game & Course Management 

 

#4 Finding the “Best-Fit”

  • Provide each client with the necessary knowledge and tools to communicate effectively with college coaches

  • Organize information regarding college visits, current roster status, scholarship opportunities, and university information

  • Serve as a qualified 3rd party reference for clients during the recruiting process

  • Find qualified programs that are congruent with the clients athletic and academic goals

  • College Outreach - facilitation of emails, phone calls, tournament evaluations, and campus visits 

 

#5 College Placement & Personal Development

  • Assist with the college admissions process 

  • NCAA Eligibility Center registration and set-up

  • Make a College Selection based on the above criteria

  • Sign the National Letter of Intent (NLI)

  • Reevaluate and establish new personal, academic, and athletic goals

  • Finalize the recruiting process and transition into college golf

  • Additional Life-Skills and Time Management 

Special Note

Per NCAA Bylaws, I do not market a prospective student-athletes athletic ability or reputation, negotiate or promise scholarships, or serve as an agent or swing instructor in any way.

 

However, I may serve as a reference for PSA's. In addition, it is permissible for me to distribute high school academic and athletic records to college coaches without jeopardizing a PSA's eligibility. I help my clients manage all forms of communication (email, phone calls, personal meetings) with college coaches, and encourage the players I work with to correspond directly with coaches as part of an effective personal marketing plan. 

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Special Note- Per NCAA Bylaws, I do not market a prospective student-athletes athletic ability or reputation, negotiate or promise scholarships, or serve as an agent or swing instructor in any way. I may serve as a reference for PSA's. In addition, it is permissible for ForeCollegeGolf to distribute high school academic and athletic records to college coaches without jeopardizing a PSA's eligibility. I help my clients manage all forms of communication (email, phone calls, personal meetings) with college coaches, and encourage the players I work with to correspond directly with coaches as part of an effective personal marketing plan. 

 

In accordance with NCAA Rules & Bylaws, fees and services are not contingent on a prospective student-athlete being recruited or receiving financial aid. All payments are due based on the terms of the enrolled program. Michael J. Smith, Golf Excellence LLC and Fore College Golf do not serve or act as an agent in any way. ForeCollegeGolf TM, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 

 

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