Ice Hockey Recruiting and the Sparks Advantage

Sparks helps you negotiate ice hockey 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. 

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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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The Sparks Difference - A Holistic Approach

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:

  • 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

Client Success Stories


Meet Leanne

Director of Counseling

Leanne has guided countless families through the college admissions process since joining Sparks in 2010. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, former helicopter pilot and Division I collegiate coach, Leanne will hold her M.Ed. in Higher Education from George Washington with a concentration in policy and finance by 2018 and also holds a graduate certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. She is a member of IECA, the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

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Free Tools You Need Now


Ice Hockey 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 ice hockey recruiting process. 

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Your personality and learning style can guide you toward the ideal academic match and ice hockey 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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Speak With A Ice Hockey Counselor To Get Started


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.