The College Athletic Recruiting Process

Learn the college athletic recruiting process from a current NCAA Division 1 coach.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

By Wayne Mazzoni. NCAA Coach Since 1992.

This course is for high school athletes and their parents. Ideally one should begin this course any time from the 8th grade up to fall of senior year. The course is designed to take you at your own pace. One section might take you two months, the next two days. The course is set up to take you through the recruiting process in a systematic organized and structured manner. It is developed by an NCAA College coach who has been recruiting for 20 years.

There are a million sites where you can put your profile and information only to sit and wait and hope a college coach finds you. If only it was this easy. It is not. College coaches don't log on websites to find their recruits.

This course will teach you what you should and should not do to manage the process from creating your list of schools at the start to making your final college choice at the end.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need copies of your current transcript and board scores.
  • A working computer, headphones.
  • A notebook or diary of steps you must take and a calendar to keep you on track with timelines.
  • You also need to be ready to put yourself out there. If you play football and are one of the top 5 Qb's in the country, recruiting is a cake walk. If you are like the 99.99% of the rest of us, good enough to play but not a national superstar, then you better learn what to do, when to do, and how to do it.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course a student athlete and their parents will understand the EXACT steps to take from start to finish in the recruiting process
  • There are three major steps in the process, you will learn them all. Step 1, narrow the schools you are considering based on your academics, athletics, and social preferences and talents.
  • Step 2 - learn how to market yourself so that college coaches know who you are and are able to evaluate you as a perspective student-athletes, and
  • Step 3: Learn which school is the best choice based on academics, admissions, financial aid, coaches, facilities, teammates, playing time, etc.

Who is the target audience?

  • Student-athletes beginning in the 8th grade and their parents, coaches, counselors, and administrators

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro to Athletic Recruiting. A Little Knowledge Goes A LONG Way!
146 pages

This is my full book on this subject, currently in it's fourth update! This book in and of itself has guided thousands to the exact place you are trying to get to, a great college and playing a sport. In addition below under the downloadable materials are my Power Point presentation, seminar dvd, and a blog on the 10 must do's in college recruiting.


This is a three minute intro to help you understand the challenges ahead as a potential recruit.

Section 2: To Know Where You're Going, You Must Know Where You Are. So Where Are You?
Intro Video for Section 2
1 page

A blog I wrote on what to do with your 168 hours a week. See lecture four for the intro video in this section.

184 pages

Here are two of my books that will hopefully keep you inspired and motivated in this crazy recruiting process.

Section 3: Create YOUR Target List of Schools
Power Point on Thoughts To Get To Your Target List

A quick video from my website. And an hour long interview from an appearance on WFAN.

Section 4: The Only Way To Market Yourself To College Coaches.

Connecticut Public television did a story on youth sports in CT and featured my talks for a segment.

Supporting Materials
Section 5: NCAA Rules/Academic Requirements. Why Knowing All The Rules Can Hurt You!
1 page

The attached one page document has all the links to the information that is current and up to date put out by the NCAA.

Section 6: Great, I'm Being Recruited...Uh Oh...Now What Do I Do??
Congrats, you are a recruit! Uh oh, now what?
Section 7: How To Use Your Sports Talent To Get You Admitted.
Admissions as an athlete
Section 8: Show Me The Money! The Realities of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Athletic Scholarships.
Financial Aid Resources
22 pages
Section 9: I Can't Sleep! Or How To Make The Final Decision On College.
How to Really Pick the Best College for You
Section 10: I Committed To A School! Yeah Me. You Mean There is More Work To Do?
You are a future college athlete! Now what are you doing to get ready?
Section 11: The Life and Times of A College Athlete.
What College Athletic Life Is Really Like.

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Instructor Biography

Wayne Mazzoni, NCAA Coach at Sacred Heart University, Author/Speaker

I have been a college coach since 1992 and am currently coaching at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. An NCAA Division 1 school in the Northeast Conference. Previously I have coached at Nova Southeastern University, Fairfield University, Post University, and College of the Holy Cross.

I attended Gettysburg College and played football and baseball, graduating in 1991 with a degree in economics that I have not put into action yet! I also have a Master's in Sports Management from St. Thomas University in 1992.

In 1996 I founded a company (Mazz Marketing Inc.) with the intent of educating athletes and parents on the recruiting process. At that time (before the internet and cell phones kids) I wrote book which is still going today, although updated and upgraded many times (it comes with this court, hint, hint).

This book has changed my life. Besides appearing on Fox, ABC, News 12, WFAN (check me out on YouTube) I have also been invited to speak at over 500 high schools on recruiting. Athletic Directors of high schools hire me to speak to their athletes and parents on the recruiting process. I have been doing this for over 15 years.

Along the way I have done countless blogs, articles, interviews, and coaching work all on this topic.

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