We can't explain the importance of setting goals - not just in the college placement program, but in LIFE. “A goal without a plan is just a wish”. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery. We believe in a simple popular formula for goals. Setting SMART Goals is done with the following in mind; SPECIFIC - What do I want to achieve? MEASURABLE - How can I measure the success? ATTAINABLE - Set your goal to be hard to get to, but make sure you can reach the desired outcome RELEVANT - Is the go
Are you taking AP classes? The Washington Post reports many schools in the DC area are working towards a four year plan of eliminating AP (advanced placement) courses because of too much emphasis on test preparation, with the course reconfiguration, they will be able to add more about current events, real world application and prepare students for College more effectively with useful learning. On the other side of the equation - you have the Non-Profit Organization College B
Schools out - but that doesn't mean the College Placement stops. In fact summer is one of the most important times in the recruitment process. The top five things to make sure you are doing this summer to stay on track for finding your right school! PLAY TOURNAMENTS - Make sure you are playing tournaments - this is a key component to your college placement process. This helps in the next step - building your college resume. KEEP YOUR RESUME UPDATED - Update your resume aft
We know schools use the GPA's to guide their acceptances. But are the GPA's giving a true view of what students are learning? As the recent article in the Washington Post states: "Our reliance on it is reinforced in its use for awarding certain honors (such as cum laude), obtaining and maintaining scholarship status, and hiring for internships or even jobs after graduation." Bucknell University is introducing a new way to look at GPA's with the "The GPA of Medians, or GPAM,
Tournaments that we recommend looking into (some are nationwide and others are regionally based tours, we have focused on the nationwide tours)
For questions regarding regional/local tours, please contact TAG College Placement.
American Junior Golf Association (www.ajga.org)
Golfweek Junior Tour (www.golfweekjuniortour.com)
Future Champions Golf Tour (www.futurechampionsgolf.com)
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (www.hjgt.org)
Future Collegians World Tour (www.fcwtjuniorg
A question we get asked frequently!
Tournament participation is vital in the College Placement Process. Coaches want to see your results from a competitive setting. They want to make sure the swing video you sent them translates to the course, they want to watch body language, they want to see your attitude, do you stick with your routine whether you are playing well or poorly? Tournaments tell coaches a lot about you as a player!
Coaches travel domestically and inte
Going into effect October 15th - student-athletes will be able to transfer schools and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission. Although the original rule was designed to prevent coaches from contacting other student-athletes, they will still face heavy violations. There is financial impact as the article states: "Another financial aid element, autonomy legislation that governs when a school can reduce or cancel aid, may be adjusted next week
The NCAA released a new rule change regarding Red-Shirts and game time which currently only impacts Football. However, according to the NCAA, they will determine how this will also potentially be implemented in other sports. "The Division I Student-Athlete Experience Committee will examine how a similar concept could be applied to other sports, including what number of games would be appropriate. In its review, the committee will consult with the Division I Student-Athlete
US Today HS sports section hit the nail on the head with this article today. They have answered your questions on when do I know if I am being recruited! Where are you in the process? Full article here. “I think I’m getting recruited by this coach, but… I’m really not sure!” Does this sound familiar? Many student-athletes have struggled to clearly understand if and when they are getting recruited by a college coach. Do recruiting questionnaires count? How about camp invites?
As part of our The Basics of College Placement Blog Series, we share an article with you from the NCAA and College Board (full article here) Playing Sports in College: Your Options Some people imagine the roar of a crowd at a packed football stadium when they think of college sports, but that's only part of the story. College sports come in a wide variety, including bowling, golf, wrestling, tennis, swimming and even Frisbee. And colleges offer the opportunity for every stude