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That is a total line of MISINFORMATION and Falsehoods.
A teaching degree, medical degree, nursing degree or other professional degrees as engineering are as applicable in Canada as they are in the United States and some are recognized as better than Canadian degrees. Every degree holder needs to be certified by the professional associations in Canada. Meaning teachers, engineers, any medical associated degrees even from Canada must write the entrance and qualifying exams in Canada. All teachers where ever they got their degrees must write these qualifying exams with their provinces or unions as an example. All medical degrees where ever they are from must write the qualifying exam for the Provincial and National boards that govern their professions.

Add an answer to this item.The ACT and SAT are college entrance exams used by every college in the United States for qualifying students to enter into their post-secondary institutions. The are mandatory and the colleges all have minimum scores that an athlete must attain. Websites are http://www.act.org and http://sat.collegeboard.org

The best site I recommend is RichKern.com . It is a comprehensive site that has all the US collegiate programs. You can use it as a guess for the first few times then you have the option of subscribing to it.

The universities in Canada are limited in what they can provide. Presently they are limited to tuition only. Some colleges in the college system in the various provinces provide tuition and in certain instances can provide more funding.

All the universities from the United States have rules set by their governing bodies. For example : The NCAA has rules that govern the conduct and actions of their member schools.  There are many different rules and their website NCAA.ORG will have a set of those rules that you can read about. The NAIA has a set of rules and they can be viewed at www.naia.org The NJCAA has a governing body also and rules and those can be viewed on their website. However the Canadian Universities (USports) and CCAA have no rules when it comes to recruiting.

A verbal commitment is a verbal contract between the athlete and the school that is offering the athletic scholarship.

No, It is unprofessional to break a verbal commitment. It is a contract for all intents and  purposes and should be regarded as such.

No. You should not break a verbal with out good reason and changing schools is not one of those reasons. Further more if a coach is suggesting that one should realize how good is the word of the person that is suggesting that?

Any person suggesting that should be asked the following : So you are saying Harvard, Princeton and Cornell are not good schools? Common sense should prevail when regarding these statements are being made by coaches trying to recruit the athlete. So much misinformation is being sent out and stated. One must do some research on their own.

We do not endorse or associate with such companies. Our attitude to them is that what ever they provide you can do the same on your own. Often it is better that you contact the schools yourself and have a video prepared for you or posted on youtube for coaches to view. It is much better to followup your own searches than pay some one to do a mass email for you.

Yes, we recommend you have a video ? it is something all schools and coaches will ask for before they go further in the recruiting process. It is the only thing they can go on unless they see you in person. We do recommend that you edit it. Highlights are a good way to get a coaches attention.

Generally we have 35 to 50 schools attend any of our showcases.

There are many reasons why the placement rate here is so high. The coaches here have a good amount of time to assess the players more so than many other showcases.  The coaches that attend here have done so for many years and many come looking for great athletes.

The schools change every year but we do have a core group that attend every year.

Certainly not. There are many schools always looking for players. They may not always be the Big Name Schools but smaller colleges and universities are always here to look for athletes.

No, the only recommendation we make at those ages is that the skill set of the players be good. Schools are recruiting younger and younger players all the time.  One must be in the system to be recruited as early as possible and be seen as early and as much as possible.

It certainly does not hurt to promote your daughter. It makes it easier to get your daughter as much exposure as possible.