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Personalized Recruitment

A Flexible Plan

If you are an aspiring collegiate athlete, you will learn quickly that the athletic recruiting process and the college search are highly technical and daunting undertakings in their own right. Combining them effectively requires a unique set of skills and knowledge. As experienced college counselors who are also former collegiate student-athletes, high school and college coaches, The Ascension Group offers you this dual expertise in specialized athletic recruiting and college counseling.

Through simplification of the process and de-escalation of potential stressors, we enable student-athletes and their families to remain as active participants in determining and achieving their future goals.  Collaborating to make things more manageable takes  the mystery out of your recruiting process. Our direct experience working with student-athletes in and outside of interscholastic competitive sports allows us to use our knowledge of the hidden challenges of the recruiting process to leverage your strengths and avoid irreparable missteps.

We coach you through each phase of the process, turning an inherently daunting undertaking with many potential pitfalls into your competitive edge:

  • Overview of your distinctive recruiting calendar

  • Evaluation of your athletic competitive level & academic profile

  • Integrating your unique recruiting and general college planning processes

  • Development of your college list

  • Guidance for contacting coaches and deciphering their feedback about you

  • Recommendations for exposure events that best serve your goals

  • Assistance developing your athletics resume & history

  • Assessment and advising on your video and film profile

  • Recommendations for your strength, conditioning, training & nutrition

In addition to our personalized service, we optimize your recruiting process through access to our personal library of  literature detailed with each facet of the recruiting process. We want your journey to be everything you want and need it to be, thus utilizing evidence-based research as a significant component of recruitment and college planning serves as an essential enhancement.

Student-Athletes and their families must be active participants in the recruitment process.  Much of recruiting has little to do with the actual sport.  The vast majority of student-athletes and their families need guidance to ensure their experience is appropriate and tailored to their wants and needs.  No two recruitments are the same, and all can differ from day to day.  There are a multitude of decisions that must be made throughout the process; therefore each student-athlete needs a personalized plan.  These plans should begin taking shape prior to arriving in high school, but need to be flexible enough to adapt as the student-athlete progresses.  The experience can be daunting, but there is no need to be fearful. There is a home for everyone.


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267.253.5904 or 908.803.1621 and leave a message. We'll contact you.

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