For a long time, sports have been viewed as a way to stay healthy and in shape, but their importance goes much further. As a matter of fact, playing sports teaches life lessons like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, accountability, and teamwork.

The benefits can be viewed from two lenses. The first is through the lens of being in college vs not attending college after high school. The second lens is the value of playing sports while attending college and positive impacts on college life and post-graduate income and job opportunities.
America faces an opportunity gap. Those born in the bottom ranks have difficulty moving up. Although the United States has long thought of itself as a meritocracy, a place where anyone who gets an education and works hard can make it, the facts tell a somewhat different story. Children born into the top fifth of the income distribution have about twice as much of a chance of becoming middle class or better in their adult years as those born into the bottom fifth (Isaacs, Sawhill, & Haskins, 2008).

One way that lower-income children can beat the odds is by getting a college degree. While sports isn’t the only way to get into college, it is a way and for those with the ability to use sport as a means to a college degree, we believe our ability to educate them on the process and have access to knowledge, tools and an expert to help answer questions can increase their confidence to engage in the process and be proactive in outreach to colleges and universities.

As for the benefits of playing sport once in college, college students who participated in athletics tended to fare better than non-athletes in their academic, personal and professional life during college and after graduation, a new Gallup study on alumni outcomes found.

In nearly all aspects of well-being, defined by Gallup as purpose, social, community and physical well-being, former athletes who competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association were more likely to report they are “thriving” when it comes to health, relationships, community engagement and job satisfaction, according to the report released today. But in one category, financial well-being, former athletes and non-athletes who graduated in the last two decades reported similar levels of student loan debt, with about 20 percent of these graduates exceeding $40,000 in debt, the study found. (, 6/24/20)

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College Athletic Recruiting Education Program

This program is a cornerstone to our non-profit and one currently in use with both paying and non-paying organizations around Colorado.  We educate through easy-to-read education modules via an interactive online platform. We will not allow geographic or socioeconomic boundaries to prevent us from helping all high school athletes gain access to the same information.  We want athletes to have the information to improve their confidence and knowledge of the process.

We will also serve as a complimentary partner to hard working high school and program coaches across the State of Colorado and the country. Increasing their ability to dedicate service to every kid who wants the support.

Every high school student willing to work to earn their college education through athletics deserves to have access to the knowledge and a partner like Recruiting Classroom that will support them in their journey and to fulfill their dream.

Recruiting Classroom uses a software platform that creates an online self-directed journey for our athletes allowing us to drop educational materials, updates & special sport alerts online, with real-time Q&A and engagement monitoring. Since 2020, our Next Gen Athletes company has supported over 750 local high school athletes in their dream of playing college athletics using this platform.

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Recruiting Educational Content

Recruiting Guides that cover a number of topics including Appropriate/Effective Communication with Coaches, Recruiting Calendar, Official & Unofficial Visits, High Academic Recruiting (Ivy League & many Division III schools) & The Rules of Recruiting.

School Presentations

In person recruiting discussions for athletic coaches, staff & parents. How to create a recruiting culture in your school.

Engagement Monitoring

The software platform allows our team to monitor the engagement of athletes and tailor their recruiting conversations around information least understood or utilized.

Check for Understanding

Each educational modules includes check-in for learning that includes key takeaways from the module & tracks responses. We then use this information to better explain the least understood components or issue “special bulletins” that can go more in depth to a topic.

Quarterly Recruiting Webinar Series

Quarterly webinar covering one facet of the recruiting process to include presentation with audience Q&A .

Online Q&A

Platform allows for student athletes and their parents to submit questions online with quick turnaround responses from the Recruiting Classroom team. We also use the Q&A trends to create new and update current materials to fit the trending questions from our clients.

“Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.”

John Wooden

“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”

Michael Phelps

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you’ll never change the outcome.”

Michael Jordan