Sending your Son or Daughter to North America on a Scholarship is a huge decision with a long list of matters that need to be considered! To try and start you off, we have provided some FAQs and included Our Values for your reading.
What makes you so different to any other College Recruitment Company? We have seen this before.
Our mission is to Educate. Athletes Dream will invest the necessary time to evaluate each Student Athletes Academic and Athletic records, to provide them with an accurate understanding and expectation of following this process, before the Student Athlete and their family need to engage in the Athletes Dream service. Athletes Dream is here to provide a clear vision of the North American College system, allowing families to firmly understand the pathway as a firm option for their son or daughter, the Student Athlete. Athletes Dream has a fantastic list of Testimonials which should be found on our home page below the faces of our Alumni! Just scroll down.
If I do not receive a Scholarship will my money be refunded?
No. The NCAA does not permit the refund of money for services attached to the ‘Use of Agents’ as outlined in the NCAA rules & regulations. Athletes Dream operates in alignment with the rules and regulations of NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA. We respect their rules and regulations to ensure Athletic eligibility is maintained for Student Athletes. Athletes Dream has an Athlete Representation Agreement that outlines this excerpt from the NCAA, and the excerpt is included below:
***188.8.131.52 Talent Evaluation Services and Agents. [A] A prospective student-athlete may allow a scouting
service or agent to distribute personal information (e.g., high school academic and athletics records, physical statistics)
to member institutions without jeopardizing his or her eligibility, provided the fee paid to such an agent
is not based on placing the prospective student-athlete in a collegiate institution as a recipient of institutional
financial aid. (Revised: 8/7/14)***
Do Colleges pay you to find Student Athletes?
No. Athletes Dream is paid only by the Family.
What is your success rate?
Athletes Dream measures its success by families’ expectations being met. Expectations is a critical word in North American College Recruitment. When entering the process of being recruited, one family will absolutely require a ‘Full-Ride’ while the next family can afford to fund substantial Scholarship short falls. Athletes Dream builds an expectation with every family around Academics, Athletics and Finances. With this being said, our success rate is 100%.
What extra expenses are there, even if we acquire a Full Scholarship through Merit, Leadership, Academic & or Athletic aid?
The expenses are relatively low for the incredible Athletic, Academic and Social experiences that are being gained by the Student Athlete. Experiences that will serve them for life. On an annual basis flights, health insurance, cell phone and a little extra spending money is all the Student Athlete needs. As we say to the parents, ‘you still have a son or daughter at University’.
Are there specific subjects I need to study to qualify for North American Colleges?
Yes. To maximize how many options you have, you must comply with the NCAA Core-Subjects criteria that outlines the requirements for Academic entry into the NCAA DI, DII and DIII. The details of the NCAA Core-Subjects can be found at www.athletesdream.com/academics Other governing bodies such as the NAIA and the NJCAA, have less rigorous Academic criteria.
Do I need to graduate from High School to qualify for North American Colleges?
Yes. As an absolute minimum to enter either the NJCAA or NAIA you must graduate High School in the Top 50% of your graduating High School year, have maintained a GPA of 2.0 or higher (50% average subject score) and or gain an 860 on the SAT. It is really never too early to start being recruited and it is ideal to being evaluating this pathway from Year 8,-11. Student Athletes in North America are unintentionally watched by College Coaches, while International Student Athletes gain no attention unless you are strategically marketed to the College Coaches. Given the significant Academic component attached to your Athletic Scholarship, it is never too early to start with regard to University Applications as there are always deadlines to adhere too.
Why would we pay Athletes Dream their service fee when another recruitment service is so cheap?
You get what you pay for. Athletes Dream has full time staff on the North American East Coast time zone. Located in Montreal Canada and Palm Beach Florida, Athletes Dream maximizes their time daily by working with College coaches from Coast to Coast on Scholarship Acquisition for our Student Athletes. College recruitment is a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week process and from the moment New York and Miami wake up in the East to the minute Seattle and Los Angeles go to sleep in the West, Athletes Dream is making valuable use of each day to secure its Alumni the right opportunities.
Since the first scholarship in 2015, Athletes Dream has saved its Alumni over US$6m in four-year athletic aid.
Throughout the placement of our existing Alumni, Athletes Dream has developed strong relationships with College Coaches across NCAA Divison I, II & III, NAIA and NJCAA. Our internal system and database contains the network that Student Athletes need, comprising of over 3500 Educational Institutions and over 40000 Head and Assistant Coaches in 24 sports.
How does the payment work?
AD offers families a monthly payment plan over an 18month period and structured the AD Athlete Representation Agreement in compliance with NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA college recruiting rules.
LISTEN – Mental and emotional development of Student Athletes is never identical to another. Understanding the individual desires and needs of Student Athletes is paramount in providing personal support, allowing each to realize their dreams.
EDUCATE – Student athletes are often mis-informed, due to unintentional, but poor career guidance. Working patiently with each student athlete, to forge their personalized education pathway is a fundamental component in providing the balance they need to succeed inside and outside the sporting arena.
GUIDANCE – Mentorship and grounded advice outside the sporting arena is essential in the development of Student Athletes. With no guarantee of a successful, long-term sporting career, securing a flexible education to support overall career development is significant in ensuring a smooth transition into the labor market after sport.
ACHIEVE – Hard work, skill and courage are three fundamentals that Student Athletes must possess when working to achieve their dreams. The importance of celebrating achievement for Student Athletes, is what will inspire them to excel within their sport.
COMPLIMENT – Expressions of praise and admiration instill a sense of wellbeing, accomplishment and form respect for Student Athletes towards their peers, coaches and their heroes before them.
YOUTH – The very essence of our future, the youth of today attack the world with vigor, aspirations and self-belief. By providing significant support and guidance, we can inspire the youth of today to start a legacy of their own for the next generation.