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APLS Education offering "The Counselor and The Dad"


Join Counselor Karen Parker and an NCSU athlete’s dad in this highly informative session that will cover all you need to know to prepare your student athlete for college education and athletics. Scholarships abound for high school athletes of all varieties. Make college a win-win for your student athlete with tips from the insiders.

Course Description: 
Parents, counselors, and students need to know about preparing student athletes for college education and athletics. Learn what you need to know to make college a win-win for your student athlete.

Course Outline:
Introduction to course
What to expect
Meet and Greet Presenters and Participants
Alphabet Soup
Acronyms student-athletes need to know
Academic Preparation for college
Visiting the school counselor
Students with disabilities, home school students NCAA and NAIA
Sequence of high school classes
Testing (SAT and ACT) including test preparation
College visits for academics
College applications
Fee waivers
Letters of recommendation
College acceptance letters
Applying for scholarships
Athletic preparation for college
Data about making your sport a career
Talking to your high school coaches
NCAA and NAIA requirements and deadlines
Division 1, 2, 3
Amateurism eligibility requirements
Videotape and credential evaluation
Scouting and recruiting
Talking to prospective coaches
Visiting colleges to evaluate the athletic programs
National letters of intent and other critical documents
Personal stories
Professional sports


Steve Gibbs

Steve is the Technology Manager for APLS Group. He brings 13 years of knowledge and experience in direct sales,project management, and product development of technology products. As the technology Manager, he plays a key role in various decision-making capacities related to the technology vision and information technology

(IT) management of APLS. Steve is a graduate of the University of Akron in Akron, OH. He has a Mass Media Communications degree.

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