The Road to Athletic Scholarship: What Every Student-Athlete, Parent, and Coach Needs to Know

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9780814755303: The Road to Athletic Scholarship: What Every Student-Athlete, Parent, and Coach Needs to Know

As the film Hoop Dreams made painfully apparent, gifted young men and women in pursuit of college scholarships urgently need help as they select a college or university. Student- athletes, and their parents, are all too often bystanders in the recruiting process, passive recipients of misleading information rather than aggressive participants in planning a student-athlete's future. Too often, students set unrealistically high goals, intent on stardom at national universities and subsequent professional careers, thereby sacrificing the opportunity to make the most out of their talents and their education. Others feel overwhelmed and powerless when faced with coaches, recruiters, and bewildering rules and regulations, beholden to a process they don't understand.

In The Road to Athletic Scholarship, Kim McQuilken, a former NFL quarterback who himself rose from humble origins at a small university to spend almost a decade in the ranks of professional football, argues that students, parents, and coaches can and should take a more active role in designing the student-athlete's future.

The Road to Athletic Scholarship is the definitive guide for today's student-athletes and their parents as they attempt to navigate the treacherous waters of college recruitment. Practical, hands-on, filled with engaging anecdotes that instructively recount the actual experiences of student-athletes, The Road to Athletic Scholarship takes readers through the recruitment process step-by-step. McQuilken carefully lays out the intricacies of athletic scholarships and explains the recruiting process in depth, highlighting common misconceptions and offering hints for the marketing of student-athletes. This unique resource provides invaluable information for parents, student-athletes, and high school administrators and coaches alike.

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A former quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins, Kim McQuilken is currently a Vice President at Turner Home Entertainment.

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