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Creating College Lists 101: Inserting Columns

Chalkboad text creating college lists 100 inserting columnsIn this lesson I explain how to insert a column and why you would want to when using the DIY Spreadsheets. This is going to have you do things that I won’t explain now but in upcoming lessons. I just wanted to show you how to do something that can help you start using the data. + Read More

Baseball Camps and Prospect Showcases

Baseball player in dugoutThis post has been updated. I’ve added some camps, updated links, and removed some that don’t seem to exist anymore. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. (I list specific camps by date on the calendar.)

If at all possible, you want the coaches from the college you are interested in to see you play. This is a qualified statement since some colleges will recruit players strictly off video. These tend to smaller colleges or schools without any recruiting budget. Of course, all coaches would prefer to see you play and baseball camps can be a very effective way to get in front of several college coaches in a very short period of time. + Read More

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Submit Your Early Decision Application

Student thinking in front of laptopThe first of the Early Decision college admissions deadlines are approaching and students are putting the finishing touches on their applications. However, before they submit their application, they need to remember that there are reasons why people criticize Early Decision as primarily benefiting rich kids. As students make one final review of their application, they should make sure they know the following three things about Early Decision. + Read More

Creating College Lists 101: Spreadsheet Geography

Chalkboard with text creating collge lists 101In this lesson I’m going to make sure you know how to get around the Excel spreadsheet. I know that a lot a people figure out how to do something in an application, not just Excel, and never really learn any of the other features available. I know that’s the case for me. While putting together these lessons on how to use Excel, I’ve learned different ways of doing things. So I want to point out a few features and how to use them. + Read More

Who Pays for College Athletes Health Care?

Doctor with patient with knee injuryAll college athletes are required by the NCAA to have healthcare insurance. The NCAA does not mandate colleges to pay the healthcare costs for athletes. Should a player be injured, the parent’s insurance is considered the primary insurance for paying for the athlete’s injury costs. This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the term “student-athlete” was created so that colleges wouldn’t be held liable for sports related injuries. + Read More

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