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  1. FP_Catcher_Dad

    Recruiting manager?

    We ended up opening our DD a free profile in NCSA for a few years. Then when things got serious, we paid about $1000 for a basic service. Is a one time fee. If I were to do this again, I would have saved the money and keep the free profile. With this basic profile you get additional video...
  2. FP_Catcher_Dad

    16yo Maddie

    Worth it though... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. FP_Catcher_Dad

    ESPN+ Softball

    There is a story that explains why DeAngelo was the way he was, and it was rooted in his love for his sister Shemiah. When Shemiah was diagnosed with Lupus, and was told she could not play anymore and she was fighting and made her way back to playing, his brother swore that he would not miss a...
  4. FP_Catcher_Dad

    Best Chair for Parents/Fans???

    Renetto (renetto.com) This this the best chair we have had, after trying many. Like it so much that we have 3, one for my wife and I, and an additional one for our daughter when she is on breaks. The best feature is the sun cover, very flexible, you can angle the front to preference.... it...
  5. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DD found her dream school and went for it: SUCCESS STORY!

    My DD got offered a spot in a NESCAC DIII school, but it was contingent upon acceptance to the school. The commitment was just a commitment from my DD to apply through the early decision process. I’m sure that they put a little weight on sports recruiting, but for the most part, she needs to...
  6. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DD found her dream school and went for it: SUCCESS STORY!

    That’s what is all about. If she is happy, there is not much else you can ask for, right? Congratulations! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. FP_Catcher_Dad

    Team is a vehicle for coach's daughter, not much more.

    The first U12 team our DD played for was coached by a college player... not a great experience due to lack of maturity with that coach. When she moved to U14, she played with a Daddy’s coach. She ended up playing a lot because he could not afford to sit her down (best catcher in the team, and...
  8. FP_Catcher_Dad

    Long 2021 Recruiting Rollercoaster Ride Pays Off FINALLY!

    As a follow up to this post, I met with the college financial services. They reiterated that they are a need-based scholarship only school. They do not discount tuition or boarding nor any fees for that matter. They don’t offer merit or any other type of scholarship. For their decision, they...
  9. FP_Catcher_Dad

    Long 2021 Recruiting Rollercoaster Ride Pays Off FINALLY!

    I completely understand you. I also have a 529 that would cover a bit over 1 year, and I started when my DD entered kinder. I asked for a tuition discount, but was not successful. They (college student financial services) offered to talk to us, so I’m coordinating that meeting now. Not sure...
  10. FP_Catcher_Dad

    Long 2021 Recruiting Rollercoaster Ride Pays Off FINALLY!

    Same here, I’m sorry to say. Unless she qualifies for need-based scholarship, you’ll have to swing the full tuition + boarding. The only thing they offered us was the ability to take a $5,000 loan [emoji15]. For us, is not impossible to fund it, but I would not have mind a little help. My DD...
  11. FP_Catcher_Dad

    Long 2021 Recruiting Rollercoaster Ride Pays Off FINALLY!

    Congratulations @vicimus, to your DD, you and your family. This is certainly a full family achievement. A lot of great information here. It is always good to read about the specific experiences that recruited girls and their families went through. It provides a great deal of learning for those...
  12. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DIII and Financial Aid - what's your experience?

    Same experience. A very early pre-read... then a call from the coach offering my DD a spot in the team contingent upon acceptance. She told my DD that she have had high rate of success as well, but that she didn’t think she would need to try to influence admissions for my DD after the pre-read...
  13. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DIII and Financial Aid - what's your experience?

    Those signing off need to be licensed. They can have dozens of unlicensed engineers doing the actual work, but in the end, the state will hold the licensed engineer accountable. So, he/she/they better be sure that the design meets design or construction code (whether building, fire, elevator...
  14. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DIII and Financial Aid - what's your experience?

    Technically, engineers providing services directly to the public shall have an engineering license issued by the state they are working with or in. The issue is that many of us that work for companies, do not need it, as we are not providing services directly to the public. For those engineers...
  15. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DIII and Financial Aid - what's your experience?

    I studied at the University of Puerto Rico... got my mechanical engineering degree (it is a 5 year degree)... I cost my parents less than $5,000 to send me there ($15-25 per credit/hour). That was in 1986-1991. The University of Puerto Rico is not even ranked, or maybe it is, but if it was, very...
  16. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DIII and Financial Aid - what's your experience?

    My DD applied ED and got accepted to a DIII, which only awards need-based financial aid... My DD don’t qualify for need-based financial aid. I asked for a discount or reduced tuition, and the answer was “no”. We established a 529 for her since she was in pre-school... still not near enough...
  17. FP_Catcher_Dad

    She got in!!!

    Congratulations @Vertigo to you and your DD. So, your DD and my DD will be playing against each other... unless your DD got accepted into Middlebury, then they will be playing as teammates. My DD received her acceptance letter for Middlebury College this past Saturday as well (NESCAC). She...
  18. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DD committed in August and got acceptance today

    Thanks! Tufts is a great school. Top in the nation too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  19. FP_Catcher_Dad

    DD committed in August and got acceptance today

    Thanks! DD attended two Headfirst Camps. Those are great. However, although Headfirst Camps helped, it was not the main venue that allowed my DD to land at Middlebury. As expected, many other factors involved. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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