Chicago Sky and NCSA Athletic Recruiting Partner To Help Families Connect With College Coaches

Chicago Sky and NCSA Athletic Recruiting Partner To Help Families Connect With College Coaches

Chicago, Illinois—July 8, 2015—High school student-athletes and their families will learn about playing their sport in college at a recruiting workshop at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont this Friday, July 10, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Amanda Perak, vice president of scouting at NCSA Athletic Recruiting, will teach families how to take control of the recruiting process and connect with coaches. Perak, who has spent more than 11 years developing relationships and identifying talent for college coaches, has guided more than 10,000 student-athletes and their parents through recruiting, and is an expert on NCAA rules and academic reform.


“We’re grateful to have this opportunity and platform through the Chicago Sky to help even more families learn about athletic recruiting,” Izell Reese, executive vice president at NCSA, said. “The rules have changed in this digital age, and we want to make sure families have the tools they need to succeed.”


The recruiting workshop is part of the Chicago Sky’s Youth Sports Night, which will include the announcement of the 2015 High School Team of the Year at halftime.


“I’m proud to announce that each member of the Team of the Year will receive an Athleadership Grant from NCSA Athletic Recruiting to help them find the right school to play at the collegiate level,” Reese said.


The Athleadership Grant program is sponsored by the NFL Players Association.


A $30 ticket package for 2 includes entrance into Chicago Sky’s 2015 Youth Sports Night Recruiting Workshop, two tickets to the game immediately following the workshop, and an autograph session with professional and Olympic athletes from Chicago. Tickets are available through Friday on Eventbrite.


About Chicago Sky


In a historic 2014 season, the Chicago Sky (15-19) secured a playoff berth for the second consecutive season. As the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Sky defeated the top-seeded Atlanta Dream and second seed Indiana Fever to become Eastern Conference Champions and advance to the WNBA Finals. The Sky opens the 2015 season on June 5 as they host Eastern Conference rival Indiana Fever at Allstate Arena.


About NCSA Athletic Recruiting


NCSA Athletic Recruiting believes in the transformational power of sport. NCSA’s network connects millions of student-athletes to approximately 50,000 college coaches. The NCSA team includes more than 450 former college and pro athletes offering personal guidance through the recruiting process and enabling students to find and afford the right college. Since 2000, NCSA has helped more than 60,000 student-athletes commit to colleges with awards totaling nearly $4 billion in scholarship and aid.


Press Contacts


Morgan Roberts

Events & Marketing Coordinator

(312) 828-9550


Ryan Wells

VP of Marketing

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

(312) 205-7559