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Craig Knoell, swimming father

Craig Knoell, swimming father

"ACC really helped Carly focus on what she wanted and needed in a college - both academically and athletically. Rick personally assisted her in making contacts with coaches throughout the country which provided her with a wide variety of recruiting visits. His attention to detail including a web-based personal profile and athletic results link, in addition to the vast network of contacts, opened many windows of opportunity. This resulted in Carly making a school selection that truly was a "best fit" for her".

Division I, Head Coach

Division I, Head Coach

"Everybody and his brother think they can start a scouting company and yet they have no idea what college coaches want or need. We stopped using them because they don't know what they are doing. American College Connection is the only one we will use because ya'll are former coaches who understand college athletics."

Rick knows the coaches and their styles

Rick knows the coaches and their styles

We got started late in the game.  We contacted Rick Paine in early-August going into our daughter’s senior year of high school.  We thought we had a handle on what to do.  After booking an expensive East Coast tour of campuses for mid-August, we called ACC.  In 15-minutes, Rick reviewed our route and gave us a run-down on which of the campuses were a good fit and why or why not.   Rick knows the coaches and their styles, the swim times each requires, which coaches will give your swimmer optimal attention and what campuses tend to provide relevant financial assistance or not.  In addition, Rick was helpful bringing us up to speed on the recruitment process. He helped us put together a very nice profile that he sent to many colleges on our daughter’s behalf, and guided her in the types of questions she should be asking of prospective coaches.  We appreciated being able to pick up the phone, talk to Rick directly, and get our newest round of questions answered and concerns alleviated.  His wealth of knowledge and database of information saved us a lot of time and energy. He’s a warm and friendly individual who seems to genuinely care about our daughter. We’re very happy that we’ve had a chance to work with him and would highly recommend him to others.

 

Dan & Gaylynn Firth

Swim Parents / California

This would not be possible without your help

This would not be possible without your help

             Hello Rick, I know I've been missed this past months but I have always been thinking about writing to you. Well, Im finally doing it haha...  I just wanted to let you know that Im very happy with my academic, swimming, and personal status at this moment. I did very well last semester in school scoring a 3.8 GPA being the best male student-athlete of the team. Regarding swimming, we went to Canada and we swam pretty good, also, I made the national team in the past sc meters world championship in Istambul,Turkey where I broke the 100 free Mexican record. To be honest since last semester I started to feel improvement in my swimming not only mentally but physically. Sam is such a great coach exactly how you described him. So, as you can see Im really happy with the decision I took coming here. This would not be possible without your help and for that reason I just wanted to say thank you ! 

 

                                       But......................... as you and I know, this is only the beginning and Im looking forward for more challenges.

 

Hope you are doing well, 

sincerely very thankful,

Daniel Ramirez 

Brian Ruse, Parent

Brian Ruse, Parent

"Before I signed on with ACC, I tried to attract interest by doing it all myself. The response was minimal. Once I went with ACC, almost immediately the expressions of interest started pouring in by the dozen. I would estimate that we heard from a total of over 60 schools. Tim was being offered athletic scholarships with a total value over four years, which was 50 times greater than the amount we paid to ACC. Looking at it this way, how many investments are you aware of with the potential to return 50 times or more in comparison to your initial outlay?"

Stacie and Bob Bender in Columbus, Nebraska

Stacie and Bob Bender in Columbus, Nebraska

"Natasha's dream has always been to play college volleyball at a warm weather school. As a result of ACC's efforts, Natasha will be attending college and playing volleyball on a scholarship in Florida. The college coach admits that he would have never found a player in Nebraska without ACC. Because of ACC's recruiting program and their director's reputation, Tasha was recruited by 33 colleges from 20 different states. If anyone would like to find out how much American College Connection cared and what they did for us please call."

You really are the best at what you do! - Elizabeth Redmond

You really are the best at what you do! - Elizabeth Redmond

Dawn,

Lawrence is “deep in his bones” happy – He’s just on top of the moon.

 We owe you so very much….this opportunity at Emory would have never been possible without your support – I sincerely mean this – you  made all the difference!

 Lawrence will compose a formal thank you soon – but I want you to know – you are terrific at what you do – and you have been a terrific resource for our family.

 We are sincerely grateful.

 Lawrence is great at keeping in touch with former coaches – so I am sure he will keep you updated over the next four years.

Take care – and let’s stay in touch.

You really are the best at what you do!

 

Elizabeth  J

Jan Bidrman, Canadian Olympic Coach, 2000 Olympics

Jan Bidrman, Canadian Olympic Coach, 2000 Olympics

"I had a wonderful collegiate experience in the U.S. which has led me to the coaching profession, and my coaching experience has been extremely rewarding. Now is the time for you to start the process to come to the U.S. to swim in college and American College Connection will provide you the best possible guidance in completing the process."

Kyle Seeback, former Canadian National Team Member and practicing Attorney.

Kyle Seeback, former Canadian National Team Member and practicing Attorney.

"American College Connection offers programs that no one else does and that every high school athlete needs. As a former collegiate athlete, I know how frightening it can be to try to find a school by yourself. ACC's co-founders played a vital role in helping me locate the right university."

Division II Head Coach

Division II Head Coach

"I talked with one of your clients last night and we actually carried on a conversation. He told me how you instructed him on how to talk with college coaches on the phone. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with him and because of your advice he moves to the top of my recruiting list. I am truly impressed with ACC"

Gene Manweiler, Parent of a Client, Hoisington, Kansas

Gene Manweiler, Parent of a Client, Hoisington, Kansas

"Your service is great! We couldn't have asked for you to anymore than you did. We couldn't be happier and we'd recommend your service to anyone."

Randy Pirner, High School Principal, Elk Point, South Dakota

Randy Pirner, High School Principal, Elk Point, South Dakota

"Many times big time programs overlook athletes in less populated states like South Dakota, and that is a mistake. I know that we have great student-athletes in our state that could participate at the Division I level if only they could get recognized. ACC is how this can happen."

Jim Bridge, parent and coach, Alexandria, South Dakota

Jim Bridge, parent and coach, Alexandria, South Dakota

"Good Morning! The response from college coaches has been impressive, overwhelming and humbling. Thank you for all that your company has done so far. The decision making process is in the early stages. I appreciate your effort and support. Thanks again."

John M., Head Coach, Division I Women's Swimming

John M., Head Coach, Division I Women's Swimming

You provide an excellent service and the only one that I trust when it comes to swimmers. Your video work is exceptional and your updates on recruits are timely (unlike the other services). Please keep up the great work on behalf of your clients. There's no doubt that you're the best. Thanks,

Stan Keim, Parent, Sabetha, Kansas

Stan Keim, Parent, Sabetha, Kansas

"American College Connection has taught us a lot about the recruiting process that we could have never learned on our own. They have opened doors for Sam that I never knew existed that have resulted in fantastic opportunities. ACC's personal involvement with us shows that THEY CARE about the kids they work for. I would highly recommend American College Connection to any parent who has a child who dreams of playing college sports."

Steve Beaumont, Great Bend High School swim coach

Steve Beaumont, Great Bend High School swim coach

"First of all, let me just say this about ACC; through the years, we have had many talented, hard working athletes much like Brooke M.; however, coming from a smaller community without the exposure that large towns and programs provide, many of them did not feel as though they really had the opportunity to continue their swimming at the next level. Your efforts, and Brooke's determination has changed all that. Others have seen what Brooke has done and now feel like they, too, can do it."

Division I, Head Coach..

Division I, Head Coach..

"We have seen so many fly-by-night recruiting services come and go that's it is a godsend to have a program like ACC come along."

Richard Millns Head Coach

Richard Millns Head Coach

Rick,

 

I must say you do an excellent job selling the swimmers, this is great work! Thanks so much, it will appear that Brittney will be able to get into her school of choice, and swim at her desired level.

(Tom Jager was a great idol of mine when I was a swimmer, loved that dive)

 

Richard Millns Head Coach

Jonathan Mayer, Head Coach - Guymon Swim Team

Jonathan Mayer, Head Coach - Guymon Swim Team

"American College Connection is a tremendous organization that has helped my swimmers greatly. Coming from a small town, there was no way any of my swimmers would have been noticed by colleges but with ACC all of them have received letters from colleges, all over the nation, interested in them. One of my swimmers was even offered a scholarship, which never would have happened if it weren't for ACC. ACC has done a fantastic job in finding colleges interested in my swimmers, I can not say enough good things about them."

J. K., Swimmer

J. K., Swimmer

"I want to make sure that you know how appreciative I am of the wonderful letter you wrote on my behalf. I know that you have many other responsibilities, but you took the time to help me and I can't express how grateful I am for your kindness. If I have not already told you, I got accepted to UNC and I just gave the coach my commitment. This means that I will be swimming for Carolina next year. I couldn't have done it without you. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!"