Both 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, McMillan Education offers this dual expertise in specialized athletic recruiting and college counseling.
We take the burden off the recruit and the mystery out of the 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 the recruit’s strengths and avoid irreparable missteps.
We coach the prospect through each phase of the process, turning an inherently daunting undertaking with many potential pitfalls into the prospect’s competitive edge:
- Overview of the distinctive recruiting calendar
- Evaluation of prospect’s athletic competitive level & academic profile
- Development of prospective college list
- Guidance for contacting coaches and deciphering feedback
- Recommendations for exposure events
- Assistance developing athletics resume & history
- Assessment and advising on video and film profile
- Recommendations on strength, conditioning, training & nutrition
- Integrating the recruiting and general college planning process
In addition to our personalized service, we optimize the athlete's recruiting process through providing privileged access to our cutting edge Athletic OWL Portal. With over 60 articles detailing each facet of the recruiting process, each student athlete's college planning journey is significantly enhanced.
Traditional & Non-Traditional Sports at all Competitive Levels
Our student athletes often end up, to name a few, among the elite Division I Ivy or Patriot League colleges, competitive Division II and III ECAC programs, and the top Division III colleges in the NESCAC and Centennial Leagues.
Passion for Sport and Commitment to Academic Excellence
While the academic goals remain primary for our college candidates, many recognize that athletics is more than an extra-curricular activity. Sports are instead central to their identity and their ability to excel academically. We bring a unique understanding of the role of sport in the student’s life and in the increasingly complex college planning process.
Get to know Brendon
Brendon brings over 20 years of experience working with students and families in schools as an admission director, educator, coach, dorm parent and educational consultant. His extensive admission expertise extends from the school process to college planning. Brendon enjoys working with a wide range of students, including international students, athletes, and those who enjoy the arts.Get to know Brendon