Posted On: 06/20/20 8:54 AM

By Michael Selecky

Contributing Writer

While playing college volleyball may very well be exactly where most high-school-aged players would like to eventually see themselves, the difference between dreams and reality is as harsh as it is real.

Even for the top athletes that path can be incredibly wrought with a myriad of different perils, and one person who truly understands the ins-and-outs of that process is Michael Saier of Crank It Volleyball in Clinton Township. Having spent five years coaching with the American Athletic Union School, Saier has been up-close-and personal for every step of all the trials and tribulations that tend to arise in these situations.

Not only is he well-versed on what the individual athletes are experiencing, but Saier also is no stranger to the colleges’ side of things. That’s why the thoughts of this current Junior Varsity coach at Chippewa Valley High School are so incredibly valid when it comes to understanding everything as a whole.

“College recruiters generally reach out to the athlete. Hence the importance of marketing yourself and competing in many states,” said Saier. “Colleges will invite the athletes to open houses, camps, practices etc. usually a scholarship with some benefit is negotiated and

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