Rick Wire's college recruiting seminar was AMAZING!! The information presented was extremely valuable to our students and parents. We plan on having Rick back to continue to educate our parents and students regarding the college recruiting process. Dynamite Sports' website for coaches, counselors, students and parents is an INCREDIBLE resource for our entire community. The website contains vital information for our coaching staff, counselors and prospective college athletes at an extremely reasonable price. I have been through the college recruiting process personally. Rick's presentation and the Dynamite Website should be titled - "Everything I Wish I Knew the First Time". These resources will save our community money in the recruiting process AND help them get more money in scholarships and grants.
Matthew R. Shomper
Director of Athletics
Tippecanoe High School
The event was awesome! The information was presented in a very organized and simplistic method that our parents and athletes could absorb. The value to our student-athletes and their parents is immeasurable.
At our Booster Club meeting the next night, many, many Booster Club members who attended the Dynamite Sports event had positive comments about the value of the information delivered by Wes Simmons. It was a big hit!!
Winnetonka High School
Wes Simmons and Dynamite Sports did a great job with our recruiting night seminar. He was very informative and helped educate our families on what they can be doing to help their chances of getting noticed and finding the right fit during the recruiting process. We have a parent who is a junior college Athletic Director, he was very impressed with the presentation and felt that his son got a lot out of it because someone else (not his own parent) was telling him what he needed to do.
Dean Ayoob, CAA
Junipero Serra High School
Dynamite Sports has put together a great presentation in their efforts to educate parents, students and coaches about the recruiting process. Our presenter, Frank Dorazio, was very thorough, well organized and informative in his presentation. Dynamite Sports continues to be a great resource for our Athletic Community.
Mason High School
Frank Dorazio's presentation on the recruitment process involving potential college athletes was excellent. The information presented was current, relevant and revealing. It clearly showed student-athletes what they must do to put themselves in a position to receive a scholarship or grant, and suggested ways how best to do just that. I was especially pleased that students were made very aware of the many options and opportunities other than Division I, and that he stressed the importance of a high GPA. Frank's seminar was one of the best and most informative hour and 15 minutes that we could have offered our student-athletes. We will certainly repeat this seminar in the future.
Coordinator of Athletic and Special Advancement Projects
Archbishop Hoban High School
As a former college coach at both the scholarship and non-scholarship levels, a compliance officer and now the AD for a school district that offers almost the full complement of OHSAA sports, I thought Frank did a great job of being realistic with the students and parents in attendance and providing them with some great information. He had some great statistics and examples that have hopefully, opened up a lot of eyes and minds. The bottom line that Frank emphasized is that if you are a student-athlete, there is an institution that every athlete “fits” and they must strive to find that “fit”. I thought his frank and honest discussion about scholarships, financial aid and academics is something that every family who has a son or daughter in athletics and is planning on continuing that career in intercollegiate athletics should hear.
Director of Athletics
Westlake City School (Ohio) District
Rick Wire and Dynamite Sports have provided our community with a tremendous online resource through the Coaches' Circle, Student Athlete & College Recruiting and the Counselor's Curriculum. Parents, teachers, coaches and athletes are provided a consistent message filled with accurate, up to date information. In Prince William County , we appreciate the time and expertise that Dynamite Sports has provided to enhance the opportunities for all of our student-athletes.
Supervisor of Health & Physical Education, Athletics, & ROTC
Prince William County Schools
As the athletic director of a very large school district that has fourteen urban, suburban, and rural high schools, we are constantly receiving more and more pressure to assist our students in getting college athletic scholarships and to help them play sports at the college level. As you are aware, it is not our mission to perform this function nor is it in our job descriptions for school athletic directors or coaches. However, we all want to help our kids achieve their dreams and to return the loyalty they have given to our school sports programs.
Rick Wire's "The Student Athlete and College Recruiting" and his web-based Dynamite Sports programs are the best and most comprehensive college assistance program I have seen in my thirty-four years as a coach and athletic director. These programs can be used as educational in-service for your coaches and school guidance counselors giving them all they need to know about college recruiting and the athletic scene. Additionally, they are kid and parent friendly, allowing them to access the website programs to find out for themselves how to assess themselves academically and athletically to see if they measure up to the college level. It further gives them the "How to" basics of marketing themselves and the knowledge to fully understand the recruiting game.
Rick uses the "Do-it-yourself" approach in all of his programs. By having this program, a coach or athletic director can put a kid or parent at a computer and allow them to see for themselves where they are, determine where they want to go, and give them a "Blueprint" on how to achieve their goals. The volume of information and resources cover all the bases for the coach, the parent, and the student-athlete. Do not hesitate to find out more about how Rick Wire's Dynamite Sports will add high value to your athletic program.
Director of Athletics
Greenville County Schools
The recruiting presentation for Frank Dorazio from Dynamite Sorts was very informative and to the point. I have been in college coaching for 25 years and a HS athletic director for the last seven years and this presentation came right out and gave the facts and told the truth about college recruiting. “This is what parents and kids need to hear. Great job.
Director of Athletics
North Royalton School District
Dynamite Sports is exactly what my parents, students, coaches and the athletic directors need to find their way thru the maze of college athletic recruiting.
Frank Dorazio came to Beaufort County and made a presentation for us that will definitely help our students see more scholarship money come their way. His insight, examples and straight talk was just outstanding!
Robert A. Anderson
Coordinator of Athletics
Beaufort County (SC) School District
I really wanted to let you know what a great help your book was to me and to thank you as well for our telephone conversation and your advice. Now that that is done, I have a few years grace until I get started with my youngest son who is a freshman at St. John’s College here in DC.
Michael G. Leemhuis
Chief Operating Officer Congressional Country Club (Home of the 2011 U.S. Open Championship)
Bethesda, Maryland 20817 USA
The College Recruiting Seminar proved to be a valuable service to our parents, players, and coaches. All who attended now have a realistic view of their athletic futures and a better chance to take advantage of college opportunities. I will definitely have Dynamite Sports back in future years to continue to educate our athletic community about the recruiting process.
Brush High School
The Recruiting presentation by Frank Dorazio with Dynamite Sports last night was excellent! I learned so much! He did a great job of “bullet pointing” the recruiting process for students & their families. While I’ve been going to volleyball tournaments throughout the U.S. for the past couple years and have had the opportunity to sit in on recruiting company seminars at those, Frank’s presentation was not a sales pitch and really just gave us the facts on what we could do to be proactive as students and parents. Thank you so much for hosting this great presentation! I hope VASJ will invite Frank back for next year for even more of our great athletes to learn from him!
Mother of a sophomore Volleyball athlete at VASJ, class of 2013 (name with held because of privacy reasons)
Wes Simmons came to our school and presented Rick Wire’s “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete" educational seminar. I found it to be very entertaining, helpful, and to the point. There are some hard facts that parents and athletes need to hear and I thought that Wes did a great job in giving us the facts. I only wish we would have had longer to go through it all! I look forward to having Wes, Rick, or any of the crew back in future years. This is must-have information for college-bound athletes. I wish it would have been around when I was going through the process!
Our parents that were in attendance were glad they were present and all wished they had the information earlier. Wes gave us help. He wasn’t trying to push us one way or the other but was intent on being helpful to all of us. I had my 4th- and 1st-grade sons there with me and will be starting their process, along with my 6th-grade daughter’s, in about two or three more years. Thanks Wes and thank you Rick for putting this program together. Thanks Dynamite Sports.
Hastings High School
What a great opportunity for athletes, parents and coaches to hear and receive important information from a guy (Frank Dorazio), who really knows about the realities of being recruited. Franks personal stories and his resume speaks for itself. His style of presenting accurate facts on the process of being recruited is invaluable for student athletes and their families. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Frank Dorazio's presentation to any school or athletic program that services student athletes in grades 7-12.
Euclid High School
Rick, the Oregon School District would like to say thank you. The knowledge we gained from your presentation is valuable now more than ever, especially with the state of the economy. Many members of our district became charged with excitement when they found out how the counselors' curriculum program can help track the classes of their children to ensure they won't miss out on opportunities to play collegiate athletics. Any schools interested in receiving an education on helping students get to college need to call Rick Wire and Dynamite Sports.
Oregon School District
The recruiting presentation given by Frank Dorazio of Dynamite Sports was outstanding! Frank's information was invaluable to all of our student-athletes and families and a must for any student considering playing sports in college. Frank's real-life experiences and expertise are exactly what parents and students need to hear!
Shaker Heights High School
Wes has given presentations to our families for the past several years. His presentations paint a clear picture of the recruiting process, and helps families understand how this process works. The information he provides helps equip student athletes with the tools to find the right college. I would recommend this program to any high school athlete interested in playing collegiate athletics.
Fort Osage High School
The presentation is very educational for players, parents, and coaches. Frank does a great job of explaining the details of the recruiting process and the cold reality of scholarship offers. Frank emphasizes how academic's play a critical part in an athletes journey to college athletics and what parents should be doing.
Valley Forge H.S.
My son and I attended the college recruiting presentation you gave at Randallstown High School. I wanted to let you know that I truly enjoyed your presentation. At first, I felt very discouraged because I was not knowledgeable about the recruiting process early and that my son’s grades are just OK. You spoke briefly with my son and encouraged him to don’t look back on the past, but to keep pushing forward. We realized at that moment that there is some time (very little) to achieve his goal in playing College Baseball. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.
Hi Rick, Met you at our school 3 years ago when you were putting on a seminar. I bought your book and followed it pretty good, and along with my son being a great student and pretty good athlete we are now up to 24 Div. 1 offers. He has it narrowed to Oklahoma, Stanford, and Indiana. I hear other horror stories or parents that have no clue what's going on and even worse is the coaches that don’t know what's going on. You really do have to take the recruiting into your own hands and don’t depend on a coach or whoever to help you. Thanks a lot and your $20.00 book might have saved me a couple hundred thousand.