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A College Recruiting Diary From a Parent’s Point of View
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A College Recruiting Diary From a Parent’s Point of View

By 2aDays Staff|December 22, 2023

This recruiting diary will follow the point of view of a parent who is currently going through the college recruiting process with her daughter (class of 2025). It will embrace...

Behind Every Athlete: The Vital Role of Supportive Moms in Athletics
Thanks, Mom!
Behind Every Athlete: The Vital Role of Supportive Moms in Athletics

By Kelly Wick|May 12, 2023

Mothers are often the unsung heroes in the world of sports. While athletes are often celebrated for their achievements, it's important not to overlook the critical role that supportive moms...

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Who Is the Greatest American Olympian of All Time?
Who Is the Greatest American Olympian of All Time?
Pestering Parents? 3 Signs That Indicate You Aren’t Playing Your Sport for You
Come on, Mom and Dad!
Pestering Parents? 3 Signs That Indicate You Aren’t Playing Your Sport for You

By Bella Nevin|April 26, 2023

Parents are a huge part of our process of becoming a college athlete–in fact, oftentimes, they are the reason we ever started playing in the first place. Their time driving...

One Shining Moment: 8 Historic Memories From Past March Madness Tournaments
March Memories
One Shining Moment: 8 Historic Memories From Past March Madness Tournaments

By Kelly Wick|March 14, 2023

Sports have a way of creating unforgettable moments that stay with us for years, even decades, after they happen. These moments can be incredibly emotional, inspiring, or simply awe-inspiring, and...

Don’t Miss One Shining Moment: A Quick Guide to Watching March Madness 2023
All Eyes on the Big Dance
Don’t Miss One Shining Moment: A Quick Guide to Watching March Madness 2023

By Kelly Wick|March 13, 2023

Get ready for March Madness 2023! I'm sure you've heard the term “March Madness” before but if you don't know how to get in on the action (or even what...

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4 Questions Parents Should Ask College Coaches During the Recruiting Process
Be Curious!
4 Questions Parents Should Ask College Coaches During the Recruiting Process

By Kelly Wick|February 8, 2023

The recruiting process is hard on recruits, but it can also be daunting for parents. You ultimately want your child to be independent and make their own choices about schools...

Recruiting Horror Story: When Parents Overstep
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Recruiting Horror Story: When Parents Overstep

By Rebecca Haight|January 31, 2023

Come back every Tuesday for Recruiting Horror Stories™, athletes' first-hand stories on what can go wrong during the recruiting process. As a high school senior recruit, Layla was just starting...

2 Green Lights and 2 Red Lights For Parents in the Recruiting Process
Stay in Your Lane!
2 Green Lights and 2 Red Lights For Parents in the Recruiting Process

By Nicholas Nathanson|December 13, 2022

For most parents, college will mark the first time that their child will be apart from their family for an extended period of time. For athletes, finding the right school...

Our Parents’ 4 Key Jobs in the Athletic Recruitment Process
Be Supportive!
Our Parents’ 4 Key Jobs in the Athletic Recruitment Process

By Elisabeth French|December 9, 2022

My mom and dad come from very different backgrounds. Countries and cultures separate their childhoods and adolescent years. My dad just gets it. He was recruited and went D1, whereas...

4 Big Questions Parents Should Ask Coaches During the Recruiting Process
Be in the Know!
4 Big Questions Parents Should Ask Coaches During the Recruiting Process

By William Calhoun|November 17, 2022

As a parent, you play a vital role in your child's recruiting process. Parents who want the best for their kids should know the ins and outs of what a...

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Recruiting Horror Story: Mom Stole My Letter of Intent on Signing Day!
Mama Drama!
Recruiting Horror Story: Mom Stole My Letter of Intent on Signing Day!

By Firoz George|September 6, 2022

Come back every Tuesday for Recruiting Horror Stories™, athletes' first-hand stories on what can go wrong during the recruiting process. End:  It's always hard for parents to see their children...

The 3 Roles of Athletes, Parents, and High School Coaches in the Recruiting Process
Know Your Role!
The 3 Roles of Athletes, Parents, and High School Coaches in the Recruiting Process

By Caleb Myers|August 17, 2022

Over the course of a young athlete's life, many people influence their journey–whether these people are teammates, an athlete's parents, coaches, other teammates' parents, among others, many have a role...

Diana Felici, Mother of an International College Athlete, Shares Parent’s Side of Recruiting Process
Home Away From Home
Diana Felici, Mother of an International College Athlete, Shares Parent’s Side of Recruiting Process

By Camila Cramer|August 15, 2022

Sending your son or daughter to a different country to continue his or her academic and athletic career can be challenging and stressful for parents. I can not be more...

4 Tips for Parents of Recruits With College Potential
Listen Up, Mom and Dad!
4 Tips for Parents of Recruits With College Potential

By Sammie Grant|August 12, 2022

So your kid is getting recruited to play their sport in college–congrats! This will be an exciting but also quite nerve-racking process for both you and them. You must have...

Listen Up Mom and Dad: 7 Questions Parents of High School Athletes Should Ask During Their Child’s Recruiting Process
Look Ma, I Made it!
Listen Up Mom and Dad: 7 Questions Parents of High School Athletes Should Ask During Their Child’s Recruiting Process

By Camila Cramer|July 29, 2022

Parents need to be involved in the recruiting process–however, they can not do recruiting tasks for their son or daughter. During the recruiting process parents will have the chance to...

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3 Steps to Help Parents Understand Their Role in the Recruiting Process
Parents Can Help You Get Recruited, Too!
3 Steps to Help Parents Understand Their Role in the Recruiting Process

By Max Brown|July 14, 2022

Here is one question you must ask yourself as you go through the recruiting process: Have you, as the athlete, been in control? Or have your parents taken the wheel?...

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