Journal of Appreciative Education

Appreciative Advising as a Theory-to-Practice Framework for Recruiting and Retaining College Student-Athletes

Ryan James Abel


This article showcases how the Appreciative Advising theory-to-practice framework can be used to help recruit and retain prospective college student-athletes. With the world of college athletics continuously expanding to new opportunities for players, colleges and universities are tasked with creating new ways to recruit and retain student athletes in their systems. Appreciative Advising is a theory-to-practice approach used widely by academic advisors that has enhanced student success outcomes and can easily be adapted by college coaching staff to enhance their recruiting efforts.


Student-athletes; Appreciative Advising; recruitment

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ISSN: 2165-5421