My Position 'A' Advising, LLC

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How will you stand out among thousands of lacrosse players looking to fill out college rosters? 


How do you know if you are doing what you should do in order to maximize your exposure and be seen by college coaches? 


How do you know if you are putting yourself in the best possible position to find academic and athletic success? 


My name is Justin Simon, and I own My Position 'A' Advising. I've spent my entire professional career coaching club and prep school lacrosse, preparing my athletes to make the next step into college lacrosse, and helping them navigate the congested and confusing waters of the college recruiting process. 


And this process isn't getting any easier. 


According to New York Times, over one million boys and girls play lacrosse in youth leagues. The result of this growth is competition. There are a limited number of NCAA DI, DII, and DIII teams; moreover, the percent of athletes actually able to play at the next level, and those who might receive scholarship opportunities, presents even greater challenges to the college lacrosse recruiting process. 


The amount of resources families spend each year on showcases and prospect days is significant. While some of these are important, many are not. The hard truth is that not all events are worthwhile in your son’s recruiting process. Guidance as to the events and showcases most effective given your son’s academic and athletic aspirations can ultimately save you money. My Position ‘A’ Advising is inclusive; we have the knowledge and experience required to make sure all of your questions are being answered and to ensure you are properly tracking to reach your goal of playing lacrosse at the next level! Our EXCITING partnership with J.S. Berry Consulting, LLC ensures our recruiting platforms are tailored to mirror our client’s goals through guidance not only for the lacrosse advising process, but the academic side as well. College coaches recruit the student before the athlete. The collaboration between the two firms guarantees a process that looks at the whole picture!

What We Offer

Personalized Resume Page Setup

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We'll help your online recruiting profile stand out from the crowd and get noticed

College Coach Communication

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Want to play for a specific school? We are in direct contact with coaches throughout your process

1:1 Meetings (in-person or video)

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We'll meet frequently, either in person, on the phone, or via video chat throughout the process

Highlight Video Editing

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You have a ton of great footage, but we'll help you put together a video package that coaches won't want to stop watching

Summer Showcase ID

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We'll help your target coaches find you at the showcase events so they're sure not to miss your next "wow" moment

Campus Visit Arrangement

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We'll help facilitate your on-campus visits, a huge step in making sure you find the right school

Our Packages

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We offer two main packages, the details of which can be found below. Each offers a unique platform to optimize your recruiting experience.

Gold Package

Includes:

  • An online profile
  • College coach communication
  • 1:1 meetings (in-person, on the phone, video face-time/skype)
  • Highlight tape editing
  • Summer showcase/prospect day identification
  • Campus visit arrangement

Platinum Package

Our “Platinum” package encompasses our partnership with J.S. Berry Consulting, LLC. This recruiting platform is tailor-made to mirror your goals by taking a look not only at the lacrosse advising process, but the academic side as well. This collaboration between the two firms guarantee a focus on the whole picture!

Includes:

  • Free intake meeting to meet the student-athlete and learn aspirations and academic background.
    • During this meeting, the student-athlete and family will share aspirations, goals, and academic profile to begin the process of building a list.
    • A timeline of action items will be established. 
  • Collaborative meeting with Advisor and Jennifer to construct appropriate college list.
    • The list will be based on the student-athlete’s academic and athletic profile coupled with our experience working with lacrosse recruits.
    • At the conclusion of this meeting, the student-athlete will be provided with a list of Reach, Possible, and Likely colleges/universities based on his academic and athletic profile.
  • Continued support through commitment and application submission.
    • Assistance with recruiting questionnaire completion and email correspondence with coaches.
    • Support in writing a lacrosse resume to showcase student/athletes’ experiences and preparation as well as additional qualifications and experiences to enhance the application.
    • Essay support, application review prior to submission.
    • Managing offers.



**Contact us for price breakdown!!

Who We Are

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Founder & Head Advisor: Justin Simon, M.Ed

Justin Simon earned his B.A. from Bates College in 2008, and in 2010 he received his M.Ed in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Athletic Administration from Plymouth State University. He was named US Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017, as well as “Lakes Region Coach of the Year” in 2017. Simon has worked all over the country evaluating and helping place student-athletes at the DI, DII, & DIII levels. He has cultivated relationships with college coaches spanning all divisions.

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Founder of J. S. Berry Consulting: Jennifer Berry

Jennifer Berry is the founder of J. S. Berry Consulting. She spent more than 30 years at New Hampton School, an independent boarding school located in central New Hampshire. Her varied roles prepared her well to support students and families through the ever-changing world of college admission. Jennifer graduated from Colby College with a BA in American Studies and a Certificate in Education. At Colby, she was a college athlete and continued her passion for athletics as a varsity soccer, basketball, and tennis coach at New Hampton School.

It's not JUST lacrosse

Our Partnership with J.S. Berry Consulting, LLC ensures our recruiting platforms are tailored to mirror our client’s goals by taking a look not only at the lacrosse advising process, but the academic side as well. The collaboration between the two firms guarantees a look at the whole picture!


Justin and Jennifer have successfully collaborated on the placement of many student-athletes during the past 10 years. 



*Contact us for further in-depth information regarding this unique process!


Matriculations

Division I:

Johns Hopkins University (2)

Notre Dame University 

Syracuse University

Holy Cross

University of Vermont (2)

Hartford University

Umass Amherst (2)

Umass Lowell


Division II:

Merrimack College (3)

St. A's


Division III:

St. Lawrence University (5)

Colorado College

Haveford 

Hartwick

Contact Us

My Position 'A' Advising

Justin Simon: (C) 207-577-6406