ANNANDALE, N.J., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CollegeScoutingReports.com, LLC announced today the debut of www.CollegeScoutingReports.com, a new specialized information service designed to meet the needs of high school student-athletes who want to know much more about the college coaches and programs they will be competing for.
While there are a number of fee-based recruiting services seeking to connect high school athletes with college coaches, there is a clear lack of independent reporting on college teams and coaches focusing on issues like off-season requirements, academic support resources, and quality of life topics. Each of these issues will vary from institution to institution and from coach to coach, and will have a significant impact on the student-athlete's college experience.
The vast majority of college athletes today are competing at the DIII, DII and smaller DI schools, and they are participating in so-called non-revenue sports (e.g. lacrosse, swimming, soccer, etc.). For those sports and these colleges, there is very little qualitative information on coaches and teams which a high school athlete can use to make experiential comparisons. Even the most elite athletes, in all sports, need better information to make their best college decision.
"We have identified a major gap in the information ecosystem upon which high school students and their families have relied for decades to make decisions about college," said CollegeScoutingReports.com, LLC co-founder Jeff Knapp. "The most basic and critical question a high school student-athlete has about college sports — 'what's it like to play there?' — is simply not addressed through today's information channels."
Visitors to CollegeScoutingReports.com can use the CSR Search tool to narrow their college search from an entire database of every college and every college team by filters like region, competitive level, enrollment size, and SAT or ACT range. Once visitors purchase an initial subscription by specifying up to six College Scouting Reports, they will have access to the entire CSR library at no additional charge.
Each CSR Report is a professionally written and researched profile of a college team and the coach, with details on the lifestyle a student-athlete can expect to experience at that school. CSR Reports also include feedback from former athletes on the team.