In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Cailean Bailey of the ESM Group joins me to talk about college recruiting for students who are looking to play sports in college.
Cailean is an independent counselor who specializes in the NCAA student-athlete recruitment process. He has extensive experience as a student-athlete and as a recruiting coach at Yale and University of the Pacific.
In this interview, Cailean provides keen insight into the athletic recruitment process for college-bound students.
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“Academics should be the first thing you consider when thinking about college.”
“Engage your high school coach and trainers to discuss which colleges they think you might fit best.”
“Nowadays the college recruiting process is really accelerated. Early on, you should go to games, interact with coaches, and get a feel for what type of college you want to pursue.”
“As part of your resume, create a highlight reel that shows your skill in your sport. YouTube links make it easy to send to a coach.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Focus on your academics first.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: A is for Admission by Michele A. Hernandez*
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Focus on what you can control. Approach the process in a professional manner.
Q4: What is your all-time favorite book?
A4. The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell*
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Get In Touch with Cailean
- Website: http://www.esmcollege.com/
- Email: cbailey[at]esmcollege[dot]com
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