H2O Introduces College Recruiting Services
Experienced College Recruiting SupportUpdatedFriday January 21, 2022 byJanice Rhodes.
H2O has officially introduced College Recruiting Support Services (CRSS) as part of our offerings! Navigating the college recruiting process can be daunting; it is sometimes difficult to figure out where to begin. Over the past few years the number of college recruiting service companies have increased significantly with many offering expert web portals with lots of bells and whistles, professionally crafted videos highlighting game footage and drills, all while promising access to DI, DII, and DIII college coaches. With so much information available for free on-line, parents and players are provided with great tools to help navigate through the process. Still, many families pay upwards of $2,000 - $3,000 annually to retain recruiting support.
At H2O CRSS you won't find any bells or whistles! What we offer is proactive advocacy of our players to the collegiate coaching community including Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Volunteer Coaches to ensure our players are seen and seriously considered for a given program. As longtime members of the Club field hockey and collegiate coaching communities, our credibility and reputation for realistically assessing talent and appropriately aligning talent with collegiate programs is exceptional. We have built long-term relationships within the field hockey community and have garnered a strong reputation for developing future collegiate field hockey athletes.
H2O CRSS' offerings include, but are not limited to:
H2O CRSS is open to H2O and non-H2O members! Our objective is to assist all players requesting help navigating through the college recruting process regardless of Club affiliation.
If interested, please register on our website by completing the following:
"When the pandemic hit, we were in the recruiting process. As with so many people, we were faced with the shut-down that included full-time virtual learning, our constant vigilance towards safety and health within our communities, and the impact of NCAA dead periods (including the subsequent extensions of those), etc.. These challenges added a unique layer of complexity to the recruiting process that we didn’t know how to navigate. We reached out to Janice and her recruiting team to help guide us through the uniqueness of recruiting within a pandemic because so much had changed with not only the players but also with colleges. She and her team immediately jumped into the process and provided customized attention and determined best course of action based on where Gabrielle was in the recruiting process with the various colleges and her knowledge of Gabrielle as a player and person. Shortly thereafter, with their involvement and advocacy, Gabrielle committed to her top choice—Monmouth University.
We previously invested in a costly recruiting platform service that was more or less a hub for containing information about schools, templates, and very limited human interaction. This was not as useful to us as we would have liked. However, H2O College Recruiting Support Services provided us personalized attention, a customized approach to continue the recruiting process, and advocacy based on their knowledge of Gabrielle. They will provide you with an honest and respectful assessment of your skills, promote you and your skills, and leverage their credibility within the field hockey college coaching community to get you to the best place that fits you as a person and player. ~ Rhonda Green-Bruce, daughter Gabrielle Bruce (Monmouth)
"The recruiting process can be daunting. Unless you have someone who fully understands the process, it can also be frustrating and draining. Having the perspective of both a coach and parent of former D1 players, Janice has every aspect covered. As long as you put the work in, she will get you to the best possible place for your daughter. Her guidance is invaluable!" ~ Toni-Jean Friedman, daughters Nathalie (Wake) and Pyper (William and Mary)
"I was extremely fortunate to have both Coach Janice and Cait by my side throughout the recruiting process. My junior year I decommited from a DI program and that same night both were helping me reach out to different coaches. They definintely prioritized my situation and I visited five schools within the next two weeks. Coach Janice and Cait played a huge role in my recruiting process and I have them to thank for helping me find my dream school!" ~ Rachel Borzymowski, Boston University
"I can’t thank Coach Janice enough for all of the hard work that she put in to helping me get recruited by Wake Forest. It all started very early when she began coaching me. She tweaked certain aspects of my game to highlight what I needed in order to fulfill my dream of playing D1 hockey. I have to say, though, that it doesn’t matter what level you want to play. Figuring that out is part of the process, as she told me. Once you decide, Coach Janice will be honest with you where she thinks you will fit in. She knows almost every coach, it seems, and has an amazing network of people. She let me know how important it was to attend recruiting tournaments and to pursue Futures, where coaches spend a lot of time watching potential talent. I was lucky to have received a lot of attention. Coach Janice spent so much time (while working full time as an executive) e-mailing and calling coaches for me. I will always be grateful for her guidance, persistence and time." ~ Nathalie Friedman, Wake Forest University
"Coach Caitlin to me was not only my recruting mentor and Coach, she was my role model on and off the field. I remember my first meeting with her about collegiate field hockey at Panera. i had no clue where to even begin. She used her expertise in all things college field hockey and her complete knowledge of who I am as a player and a person to help me confidnetly commit to Salisbury University. College field hcokey will be a great experience, but there is so much more to the college you choose than the field hockey program. This is why I am so, so, SO thankful Caitlin took the years she did to know who I am so I wouldn't just be making the correct decision for field hockey, but the right decision for college life and academics. My best memories of high school field hockey and the college field hockey memories soon to be made are all thanks to her! ~ Julia Frankis, Salisbury University