Athletic Scholarships For Dummies

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Get insider tips on navigating the recruitment process

Find the right school, the right program, the right coach, and themost money

You're prepared for challenges on the athletic field. But are youprepared for the challenges of winning an athletic scholarship? Letthis friendly guide be your coach. It explains what kind ofscholarships are out there, how to promote yourself and deal withrecruiters, and how to survive possible snags after you've won yourscholarship.

Discover how to
* Get yourself noticed and recruited
* Make the most of college visits
* Negotiate a contract and make a commitment
* Understand redshirting
* Know when and how to transfer schools

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Patrick Britz: Pat Britz began his athletic career at ayoung age, playing youth league soccer. He continued to play soccerand earned a partial athletic scholarship to attend the Universityof North Carolina at Asheville. While there, he was a four-yearstarter and ended his playing career as the second all-time leadingscorer in school history and the leading goal scorer since UNCAsheville went to Division I (1986). Britz has worked in the worldof intercollegiate athletics for over 14 years, the majority ofwhich he has been involved in NCAA rules and regulations. He beganhis professional career as the Assistant Commissioner forChampionships and Compliance for the Southern Conference and thenmoved to East Tennessee State University as the Assistant AthleticsDirector for Compliance and Student Services. Britz spent fiveyears working for the NCAA national office (1996–2001) andwas primarily involved in the initialeligibility and recruitingprocess. From there he went on to Texas Tech University, where hewas the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance andAdministration. In August 2005, he followed his heart andnever-ending passion for the game of soccer and accepted a positionwith the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as theDirector of Division I Intercollegiate Programs. Although this ishis first book, he has seen the need for Athletic ScholarshipsFor Dummies throughout his professional career. Today, Britzlives in Lubbock, Texas, with his newlywed wife, Kim, their dog,Josie, and their cat, Shortstop. Even though age and lack of talentforced him to quit playing soccer, Britz is an avid golfer andsports a handicap of 10.

Alexandra Allred: Alex Allred earned two karate blackbelts and was honored Athlete of the Year by the United StatesOlympic Committee in 1994 when she was named to the first everwomen’s bobsled team. She went on to become asports/adventure writer. Over the years, Allred has had a varietyof unusual writing assignments. She test-drove and wrote aboutVolvo’s Gravity Car, played as a professional female footballplayer for Sports Illustrated, competed as a fighter(kickboxing), and took a rigorous firefighter physical — allfor a good story. But when coaches began talking to Allred abouther own daughter’s soccer abilities, she began looking intoathletic scholarships. As the author of over a dozen how-to andsports books, Allred saw the need for Athletic Scholarships ForDummies. Today, Allred lives in Midlothian, Texas, with herhusband, Robb, their three children, and a variety of animals.Together, they try to balance soccer practices and games, horsebackriding, tennis camps, karate, running, and volleyball.

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