College Counseling for Aspiring Leaders

Choosing one's path into adult life is daunting - it takes courage and self-awareness to do well. 

Sparks works in partnership with some of the best academic college counselors in the world to provide comprehensive coverage and support of the college and recruiting process for self-aware student athletes.

The process can be tricky to navigate. However, it can also be a life-changing opportunity to have a college experience that supports your growth perfectly. 

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Meet Ryan 

As a college athlete, Ryan Sparks saw gaps in the system that left many students (including himself) discouraged and disheartened. In this video, he tells his story and reflects on how Sparks helps student-athletes achieve. 

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Tools that lead to better experiences


Baseball recruiting timelines can be confusing. They vary according to the school and the specific needs and preferences of coaches.

Try our 10-minute Recruiting Timeline Wizard to orient yourself to the baseball recruiting process. 

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Your personality and learning style can guide you toward the ideal academic match and baseball program.

Our database tool is fast and fun. It helps you narrow down school choices best-suited to your unique characteristics.

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The Sparks Formula

Academic

We pair you with colleges that nurture your skills, encourage you, and help you realize your athletic potential.

Athletic

We ensure your academic passion and unique learning style are complemented by your chosen college.

Social

We find colleges that mirror your personality, values, and sense of community.


Happier athletes.
Happier parents.


Jump start your college career with increased direction and focus. Sparks clients enjoy:

  • Determining which prospect camps, showcases, and combines to attend
  • Identifying the most important metrics to include in your recruiting profile
  • Learning best practices for finding a credible independent evaluator
  • North of 90% first choice admit rates on average

Success Stories


Meet Hilary

Counseling Associate

Hilary Gehman spent 15 years coaching at the collegiate level, working first in a club program, then assistant coach for two separate DI programs, before seven years as the Staley head coach of women’s rowing at Cornell University. She has been a college counselor with Sparks since 2015. An accomplished athlete, Hilary is also a two-time Olympian and six-time National Team member.

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Sparks Consulting provides student-athletes with better college opportunities and insights than any other counseling or recruiting service. We do this by tapping into over a decade of experience as collegiate coaches and utilizing advanced practice ideas in experiential education combined with data-driven insight covering every major college team in the United States.