When your son starts to be actively recruited by colleges — like Phil and Renee’s boy, Zach Varce — the initial excitement can quickly become lost in the complexities of NCAA regulations germane to campus visits, phone calls, texts and other often arcane rules that restrict contact between a university’s athletic department and a recruit. Coach Sperry has spent nearly 25 years working within these frequently changing rules, and can help parents not only understand them, but avoid any potential violations that could result merely through a lack of familiarity with them.

Written by msperry@onedegreebc.com

Chris Sperry is a baseball consultant who develops players and amateur coaches, assists professional scouts, and counsels families of prospective college-bound student-athletes. He holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Portland, the same institution at which he served as head baseball coach for 18 years. His key interests are in player and personal development as they pertain to a life in and beyond sports.