Harvey Rubin is a College Advisor to parents searching for help navigating the college selection process for their student athlete, as well as helping student athletes identify the “right” colleges for them to Earn A College Uniform and then advising how to achieve their goals. Earn A College Uniform is not about “placement” or talent measurement; it is about understanding the differences of the unique schools and the opportunities for a student athlete to succeed in making a manageable list from the 1300+ colleges and universities to be able to visit and ultimately choose the school “right” for them and their family..
Once the games are done, it is time for the marketing and matchmaking. The top recruits are contacted by the coaches who are trying to sell their programs to the players and hoping to make a match. In almost all cases, we make sure the players know about the schools and it is a matter of presentation, expression of interest and building chemistry. Similarly, for the players not seen as top recruits, it is also time to market and make your own selections. Take a tour to visit many campuses in a geographic area during the summer and narrow the list of potential schools to a list preferred schools and campuses. Then contact the coaches at your preferred schools with an “eloquent email” and ask them to review your video, transcript and scores.
Or, you can contact us. We offer a fee-based service to match you with the schools you are interested in (and helping you to make that list) and the coaches at those schools for them to evaluate your video, transcript and scores to find the match that is “right.” We are not a recruiting or scouting service by any means – we are college advisers concentrating on student athletes interested to Earn A College Uniform based on the process we have had success with our Academic Basketball Club grassroots program – over the last 12 years, almost every player completing our program has earned offers of college uniforms. We have relationships with coaches at all levels with an emphasis and preference for the top academic schools in the country (and Canada) which helps us to know about the schools, about the students at the schools and the success the graduates have in getting jobs upon graduation – so it is not about placement or talent evaluation, rather it is about helping to figure out which is the “right” school to attend college. We also have long-standing relationships with coaches at most of the boarding schools in New England, New York and New Jersey which is a very good option to consider for many families as the benefits of boarding schools and post grad years go far beyond athletics and help students in many more ways than most people consider. Following the advice of many satisfied families, we are “bottling the formula” and offering it to you so you can Earn A College Uniform.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ABC’S
The importance of ABC’s will never diminish. For the “Rising Senior” Student-Athlete, in addition to the ABC’s, the STUV’s take on a level of importance which demands proper preparation and performance. As a Student-Athlete begins the recruitment process, and families being their search for the “right” college or university, the first things they will hear from college coaches are their request for STUV’s (but in the reverse order): Video, Upcoming schedule, high school Transcript and Scores (SAT and/or ACT).
The 5 P’s: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. It is easy to have your high school guidance department send your high school transcript to a college admission department and almost every college is listed with the College Board and The ACT services on their respective web-sites. Players know their upcoming schedule. All three will take minutes to take care of for the coaches. Coaches want to see video so they can personally evaluate whether a player is at the level they are looking for. A personal highlight video is a quick tool to capture the coach’s attention and then follow up with full-game video when they have become interested in a player. The mechanics are as simple as that.
Congratulations Class of 2020
Henry Pohle, David Basich
Colby Gold, Blake Whitelaw
Malcom Schiltz, David Shields, James Steinberger
Riley Ward, a 2020 ESPY runner-up
St John Fischer
Northfield Mt Hermon
Ben Folk, Holt Bashinsky, Brian Nussbaum
Link Year Prep
We would like to make a statement on the matter of rules, compliance and the actions of others that have caused many to take issue with AAU basketball in the macro, which is why we are eschewing identification with aau and referring to the genre as Grassroots, and with a team or coach in the micro: Not only do we know the rules (both the letter and spirit) we wholeheartedly pledge/endeavor/mandate ourselves to follow them without fail every day that ends in a “y.” We maintain a higher standard for ourselves than others expect of us. In all matters, we live by the Golden Rule in addition to Rules #1 and 2.