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A LOVE STORY

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Published: Wednesday, 06 September 2017

At midnight tonight, right now, it will be our 30 year anniversay since I met my wife at Nazareth College in the library. For those of you who have known me for a long time you know the library is the last place you would find me..Did you know they have books and other educational materials in there? Who knew? Everybody but me. I thought the library was where really pretty smart nerdy girls went to avoid and hide from guys like me., and I was right! Well there she was. She was lost and I helped her out.She looked so sad and frumpy. Thought that was it. One week later she was lost again in the Shultz center and I helped her out again and she smiled at me and that was it..I had no idea but she did. But truth be told, I was the one who lost and she saved me. She truly chased me until I caught her. What a journey. I feel so blessed and fortunate to have shared this journey with her and my kids Molly and Clayton. It has not been easy. There have been ups and downs,but WOW the fun we had and are having still today. This lady has been there for every single important event in my life with support and loyalty, and I am truly thankful. Happy anniversary my love, Kathleeen Susan Stanley. Vj Stanley

Rental Cars

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Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017

Its what we do every dayw ith our company. We guide and educate coaches, parents, athletes, organizations, and medical professionals about balanced excellence, BOTH mentally and physically. We call it the "rental car" syndrome with young athletes. Looks okay on the lot, but it has been driven way to hard for too long, and it is not how good it appears outside as it really is on the inside.

970 AM in New York City Our Interview

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Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017

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Is it ELITE cause you paid ELITE staus $$?

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Published: Monday, 27 February 2017

Diane Scavuzzo: For the elite players, what recommendations do you have?

VJ Stanley: I would first ask the question, what is your definition of an elite athlete? I would then ask who is telling this athlete that they are elite. About 80% of a college coach’s time is spent on recruiting. College coaches have access to many different ways to find and evaluate elite athletes. They have assistants who go out and watch athletes play every day.

The pool of athletes for a Division I scholarship is truly global now. So you may think you are an elite athlete when in fact you are only a big fish in a small pond.

There are a limited number of scholarships available athletically. There are 77 times MORE non-athletic scholarships than athletic ones and very few full athletic scholarships to college, so I would say emphatically, STUDY! Hit the books! It is very unlikely that any athlete cannot be found if they have talent.

Now, if a Division I coach has told you that you can play at that level, and not your youth coach, any relative, a “wanna be” scout or a scouting service, my advice for you would be to keep your grades up, get plenty of rest, make sure you are having fun playing your sport, and to balance your athletics with academics.

Don’t get caught up in the hype of having to play on this one specific team. Find a team that encourages a positive attitude, modeled by the head coach, with humility, accountability and sportsmanship. If you combine talent with that paradigm, a college coach will find you. In the very odd chance that you are not found and have talent, there is a thing called “walk-ons” in college sports, and you can try out when you show up to the college of your choice.

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