- Summer Tours -
We are a family of Professionals based in India, with almost no exposure to competitive sport. Our children are first generation competitive sports persons, exhibiting deep desire to pursue both sport and academics. From our research, we realized that US colleges have a system designed to encourage students to pursue both. While we did get advice from a few students and parents who had pursued this path before, we realized every individual situation is unique and the need for professional guidance in preparing for College Sport in the USA, and that is when an introduction to AddedSport and its tennis summer tour made the difference!
We subscribed to AddedSport’s 2016 Tennis Summer Tour, which took us to 13 prestigious Universities across 10 cities in the East Coast of USA. Both the parent and child traveled on the tour. The tour gave us a firsthand exposure to a new world of College Tennis, a very encouraging but realistic view of the preparation required and the chances in each college. Specifically, for us, it was the first visit outside India for both the parent and Child, so Added Sport’s cultural understanding of our educational and cultural background was most useful. The tour included other unique features – a Tennis Clinic in Princeton and a USTA match. We found from our conversations that we were just about right in our timing to start the preparation for admission both in terms of Tennis and Academics – an opportunity which is difficult to quantify.
A word about AddedSport’s Lead Mentor Madura Ranganathan, who makes a big difference. She has the right combination of energy, competence and professionalism- personally driving us down the 10 cities. The final tour report was very professional – it is now a credible 3 year reference point now for our Child’s educators and Coaches.
We strongly believe that both AddedSport and the Summer Tour program have made a significant difference to our confidence & commitment to our child’s continuation in sport. We feel fortunate and thank you for making a difference!.... read more
It was a great 2 week experience in USA with AddedSport. The fact that Rushil was travelling alone all the way to US and back was an experience – it has given him the confidence to travel to any place alone. When he landed in NY and it was great to see Madura at the airport. The tour opened his eyes to all the great universities in USA and also how competitive the academics and tennis are. The sessions with the college coaches were great! Akshay and Madura were totally cool and made the whole trip interesting. Ruahil came back more determined to do well in school and tennis. The tour gave him a clear idea as to what scores one should have and also the number of tennis tournaments etc. one has to play to get admission to the Div I and III universities. He liked NYU , Colombia and Rutgers the best!.... read more
Vito enjoyed the summer tour very much and really liked Jo Ee as a mentor. The trip gave him a concrete goal in terms of his collegiate future and since then, he has been working religiously on his game and his grades are improving too!.... read more
Joaquin came back with so many stories about this summer tour, the post trip packet was very enlightening and comprehensive – Joaquin has started implementing Jo Ee’s suggestions into his practice and fitness routine. Thanks for making this a great experience for Joaquin!.... read more
- College Recruitment -
Sarah signed a National Letter of Intent with University of Michigan and will be enrolling in Fall of 2017, thanks to Akshay and Jo Ee, without whom the athletic aid offer may not have materialized.
Throughout our engagement with AddedSport, I find them highly competent and exude confidence in their approach. Most importantly, they have excellent network and are in constant contact with the college coaches.
The college recruitment process is time consuming and pressurizing, to say the least, for the ill prepared and misinformed. This is the value add AddedSport brings to the table – to cut away the time and efforts and link up the coaches directly with the student-athletes. Akshay and Jo Ee know just who and how to approach, tailoring their clients’ needs to that of the recruiting college.
My only regret is Sarah should have started the process a year earlier so that she could have her college offer wrapped up when she was in grade 11 and not whilst she was in the midst of her A Levels (Grade 12) examinations, like she experienced this year.
To all college bound student-athlete aspirants and their parents, I strongly recommend AddedSport.
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It has been almost 16 months since we connected with Added Sport to help my daughter Vedika Anand realize her goal of playing college tennis in the US. Vedika has secured admission at Wagner College with a scholarship of USD 25,000, and we are extremely happy with the efforts and guidance you and your team have put in towards achieving this goal. Sixteen months of discussions, strategizing, weighing options, and most importantly having the courage of turning down offers which were not suitable, has been a tedious yet gratifying process. My family and I are fully satisfied with our experience in utilizing your company’s services and would also like to commend you personally on your passion and energy.
We would also like to specifically thank Added Sport team members – Madura Ranganathan and Kanika Minocha for their knowledge and understanding of the entire process of NCAA guidelines, US college admissions, and insight into how US coaches select athletes from other countries.
Lastly, and maybe on a lighter note – my family joins me in thanking you personally for having the patience and perseverance in dealing with the challenges of a mercurial teenager, and at times over-bearing parents and yet staying focused on the job at hand.
Thank you and wishing you and your team all the best for your future endeavours and needless to say we will be recommending your services to prospective student athletes from India!.... read more
Armaan is joining UC Berkeley ,and we are very happy as it was our first choice, We were very happy to use AddedSport as they know the process of athlete recruitment and are able to guide the athlete and parents towards their goal. Their relationship with college coaches works very well, and it is very important to get to know them, as the coaches are going to guide the kids when they are far away from home. We will definitely recommend AddedSport to others using the sports factor to secure admissions in US colleges, as it makes the journey very positive and successful. All the best to AddedSport!
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Being away from the US, we were not aware of college admission procedures, till AddedSport guided us very well on what we need to do, to get Yash on the right track in the past 1.5 years. Right from the onset of getting Yash’s CV and scores together, till the time of signing the National Letter of Intent with UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas), we were made aware of the procedures well in advance. We are delighted to get about a 40% scholarship for Yash at UNLV. Added Sport has the advantage of contacting the coaches since the student is in Grade 10, while NCAA rules do not allow us the same. All the coaches were very positive in their responses, due to the fact that AddedSport already had previous contacts with them. We would certainly recommend Added Sport to help gain admission through golf, into not only Division 1, but Div 2 & 3 Universities as well..... read more
We have been very pleased with our relationship with Added Sport. UC Berkeley was our preferred choice as for Veda, and we are grateful you saw us through. We are thankful for the engagement you facilitated with the coaches, it helped us decide on the appropriate choice for our daughter . The timely guidance and the “added support” we received from AddedSport has made the admission process absolutely stress free. We already have recommended AddedSport to our friends and will continue to do so.
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Arnav is attending Haverford College in Philadelphia. AddedSport was a huge help to us – we were quite clueless about athletic recruiting in the U.S., and they helped and guided my son and us all the way with advice, both mental and technical support and introductions. AddedSport understands the process of athlete development and recruitment very well, and have a good idea of the kind of level coaches are looking out for, which helped us with our decision making. We wouldn’t have been able to get in touch with college coaches if not for them. AddedSport’s constant contact and diaglogue with the coaches and us has helped steer us to the right college. Akshay and Joe were both exceptional in their roles and made us feel very much at ease. They also encouraged and inspired Arnav all the way. We have already recommended AddedSport to a number of people. Most people in India are not aware that firms like these exist and we want them to get Addedsport’s help like we did..... read more
JJ Chakola was instrumental in introducing me to AddedSport. I am going to Erskine College, South Carolina with about 40% scholarship. After a personal interaction with me, I felt that Akshay understood my objective clearly. His valuable guidance gave me a good understanding of the US college recruitment process and narrow down on colleges based on my golf and academic performances. AddedSport’s relationship with coaches was a big advantage, and I will recommend my friends who are aspiring to get admission in US colleges to AddedSport..... read more
Yes, the head women’s coach of University of Washington, as requested by AddedSport, came to Bali, Indonesia to clarify all the details about the University, that really showed how serious she is about having my daughter in the tennis team of University of Washington. She is going to UW for a scholarship of around USD$52,000 per year, thanks to AddedSport..... read more
I will be attending Seattle University in fall 2015 on sports and academic scholarship. AddedSport’s services are good. They help make the process of finding a good college that suits me much easier. AddedSport does a great job at maintaining a good relationship with different coaches. The relationships AddedSport has with the coaches play a big part in the decision-making as it allowed them to better advise me on which college I should aim for. AddedSport has a good understanding of the process of athlete development, which has helped me better prepare myself for tournaments and improve my game. They understand the process of recruitment well and are able to give good advice on how I should showcase myself in my resume. I would recommend AddedSport to my friends who wish to play college golf..... read more
Eason is going to Lamar university in Beaumont, Texas on a 75% scholarship. It was a great experience using AddedSport’s services, they helped us a lot in terms of contacting coaches, academics counseling and giving me an more comprehensive idea about the recruiting process. Their relationships with coaches were very useful in order for us to make the right college decision for Eason. They understand the process very well, Eason wouldn’t have gone through the process smoothly without their assistance..... read more
I am going to Marymount California University in fall 2015 to study business administration and play college soccer. I received $16,000 in academic and athletic scholarship. AddedSport cares about their clients and cater to each person’s needs. They have very good evaluation on clients’ abilities, both in academic and athletic, to give the best guidance for each person. Their mentors are very hardworking and responsible – they always get things done on time in order to help clients as fast as possible. Their contacts with the coaches are extremely useful. As an international student, it is hard to get in touch with a coach in the United States by yourself so AddedSport is there to help. They have contact with a lot of coaches so their clients will have many choices to consider and choose from. With their help, the application process is done very easily and quick they know how the system in the US works and the recruitment process. I would recommend AddedSport to anyone who plans to study and play sports in college..... read more
- Talent Identification Program -
I would like to thank Lead Mentor, Jo Ee, for the time she spent with my daughter to evaluate her game and create a roadmap to college golf, tailored to her needs! I believe it is good to have AddedSport’s help in supporting her college golf dreams – with this roadmap, we now have a better understanding on what/how to tackle her golf development in preparation for the college golf recruitment process!.... read more
- Player Development & Mentoring -