Episode 5

Published on:

15th Mar 2022

Coaching Your Athletic Student Through the Recruiting Process

In this episode of the Higher Education, Higher Purpose podcast, host Phil Cook speaks with Renee Lopez, author, speaker, trainer, and coach. As a seventeen-year coaching veteran, Renee is an expert in the college recruiting process, leadership training and team culture development. She shares why it’s important for the prospective student athlete to communicate with the college coaches and why Christian universities might be the right fit. She also discusses why parents and students should choose a college that passes the broken leg test.


“You want to choose a college that, first and foremost, passes the broken leg test. That means an academic fit, a social fit and a financial fit.” - Renee Lopez [12:34]


What You Will Learn:

  • [01:17] Questions that come up more frequently

  • [04:25] How important is social media for this process

  • [05:45] Ways to use the coaches to help with the next level

  • [09:39] Why Christian universities might be the right fit

  • [11:56] The broken leg test

  • [18:22] High school athletics vs college athletics

  • [22:26] Advice for families considering school internationally

  • [26:05] Remember to have fun

  • [28:13] Resources



Visit our website: naccap.org 

Email us: Office@naccap.org

Connect with Find Your Christian College: FindYourChristianCollege.com

Visit Coach Lopez’s website: https://rlopezcoaching.com/

Buy the book, Looking For A FULL RIDE?: An Insider’s Recruiting Guide: https://lookingforafullride.com/

Join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentsofhsathleteswantingtoplayincollege/

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About the Podcast

Higher Education, Higher Purpose
In today's ever-changing college admissions landscape, we're here to provide you with the latest insights and guidance. Whether you're a concerned parent, an eager student, a dedicated school counselor, or an admissions professional, our Higher Education, Higher Purpose podcast covers it all. Expect expert interviews, timely updates, personal stories, tips, and strategies to navigate the competitive world of college admissions. We're here to answer your pressing questions and empower you to confidently find the perfect fit for your higher education journey.