About

Tens of thousands of kids each year have the dream of playing collegiate athletics. Quite frankly, only a fraction of this number will go on to play at the next level.

The Athletic Academy serves as a one stop shop for prospective student athletes looking to prepare and gain exposure for the next level. The recruiting process is different for everyone. There is no standard plan. The Athletic Academy takes pride in understanding each client’s goals and creating a custom-built plan to meet these goals.

Mission Statement
To provide the most innovative and effective recruiting solutions for prospective student-athletes, coaches, and parents.

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“Recruiting doesn’t result in a 4 or 5 year decision – it results in a 40 or 50 year decision.”

Each team member of The Athletic Academy has either played or coached together at the high school or college level. They share a passion for sports.  Although their careers have led them in different directions at one point or another, their dreams of coaching together remain intact. Above all, they believe in building a “dynasty” together as the creators of The Athletic Academy.

Corey Shandrick

Corey Shandrick

Co-Founder

@CShandy23

Corey Shandrick finished his football playing career as a wide receiver at Illinois State University earning a degree in business.  He then went on to serve two coaching stints at Missouri Western State University and later returning to Illinois State.  Corey has experience coaching at all levels as well as coaching in the USA football programs.

Blaine John Bennett

Blaine John Bennett

Co-Founder

@coach_BJB

B.J. Bennett finished his football playing career while earning a bachelor’s degree in coaching and motor skill development from Central Washington University in 2014. In addition, B.J. is currently working towards a master’s degree in athletic administration. 

Levi Armstrong

Levi Armstrong

Co-Founder

@Armstrong1Coach

Levi Armstrong played wide receiver for Saint Joseph’s College football team, earning a bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing.  As a former student athlete, Levi has implemented the same tenacity and commitment to reaching the top in his field as he did throughout his athletic career.

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The people running The Athletic Academy were kind, prompt, and honest . They offer a great product at a great value. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be a part of their own recruitment process.

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They are an amazing organization, they will walk you through step by step on everything, they are so nice, and all my experiences have been 100% amazing!

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High School coaches, if you are looking for a high-quality recruiting site to promote your athletes, these guys are #1!! The features they have are unrivaled by other recruiting platforms.