Cross Country Recruiting and the Sparks Advantage

Sparks helps you negotiate cross country recruiting on your own terms.

Make smarter choices for academic, athletic, and personal growth.
Step up your game by working closely with researchers, educators, psychologists, and former collegiate coaches.

Find the Right Cross Country College

Cross Country 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 cross country recruiting process. 

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

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

Find the Right College for Me

Happier athletes.
Happier parents.


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

  • Saving money and time on school visits and recruiting efforts
  • North of 90% first choice admit rates on average
  • Better four-year graduation rates
  • Direction in college and career outcomes

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with Sparks:


Meet Ryan

Founder & CEO

“There isn’t a universal school or team culture that catalyzes athletic, personal or intellectual development,” says Sparks, “That said, every school and team has a culture. The question is whether it’s going to meet the student-athlete and encourage their specific potential.”

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Are you ready to take control of cross country recruiting and find a college that’s right for you?

 

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