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Six Pack Recruiting: A Game Changer!

At first, I was skeptical. I wondered, “Do we really need a recruiter? What value can they add?” How wrong I was! Six Pack Recruiting has been invaluable to our family!  From my very first conversation with Dale, it was clear that this service genuinely cares about its athletes.

Dale is well-versed in both Canadian and US athletic associations and possesses a comprehensive knowledge of schools and coaching staffs. What stands out is how tirelessly Six Pack Recruiting works for their athletes. The recent BioSteel Allstar game and Canada Cup held last summer saw significant attendance from U Sport and NCAA coaches, thanks largely to Six Pack Recruiting’s efforts.

Dale’s guidance and patience are unparalleled. I will continue to highly recommend Six Pack Recruiting, ensuring more families recognize the incredible support they offer in helping young athletes chase their dreams.

Debbie and Kelly Flack

Parents of Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Alyssa F. - Class of 2025, Committed to the University of Oklahoma - Indoor NCAA Division 1

When I started this process the idea of figuring out which school I wanted to go to felt very stressful. Dale took the stress out of the situation by providing great advice, helping me narrow down which schools would be best for me, organizing opportunities for me to been seen by US coaches and representing my interests to the schools. Dale was always there to answer any questions that I had. I would have never been successful to find my dream school without Dale and Six Pack Recruiting.

Sisi McDermott

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2025, Committed to Kansas State University - Indoor NCAA Division 1

Hi Dale,

I wanted to personally send you a note thanking you for everything you have done for us and Sisi.

It is an absolute pleasure working with you! You are so dedicated to help young athletes achieve their dreams to continue to play a sport they love at the next level. You give your time and knowledge so generously to help make dreams come true!

Saying ‘Thank you’ doesn’t seem like it’s enough especially with all that you have done for us.

This process is very overwhelming and we never knew how much work is needed before the verbal commitment day.

D1 NCAA US colleges is a different world with so many rules and regulations. We would have not had the success we did for Sisi’s recruitment without you.

We truly are grateful and appreciative of your guidance, expertise and connections through out Sisi’s recruitment.

You will always be part of Sisi’s volleyball story and we are so grateful that you are!

Jessica McDermott

Mother of Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Sisi M. - Class of 2025, Committed to Kansas State University - Indoor NCAA Division 1

If I had one word to describe working with Six Pack Recruiting it would be hopeful. Working with Six Pack Recruiting gave me hope…which is something I started losing. Six Pack Recruiting believes in all of the athletes as well as puts them first and really pushes to find not only schools but a place you can call home. Six Pack Recruiting has such a strong support system, especially after going through a big injury. The continued drive and passion to find a home for me is something I’m very grateful to have. 

Maddy V.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to Western University - Indoor Usports

Dale has a genuine interest in helping athletes achieve their goals. She is extremely passionate and knowledgable about the recruiting process. She shared Jasmine’s information with university coaches and provided her with helpful advice on managing her communication and official visits. We found Dale to be very proactive, responsive and are extremely grateful for the support she provided our family. I would recommend Dale to anyone looking to pursue their dreams of playing their sport at the post-secondary level.

Jasmine E.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to the University of Oklahoma - Indoor NCAA Division 1

I loved my experience with Dale at Six Pack Recruiting. Throughout my recruiting journey, she held me accountable on sending emails to coaches and to do extensive research on what kind of schools peaked my interest. She always followed up to see how I was doing and introduced me to new volleyball programs that I may have missed in the research process. I would recommend Six Pack Recruiting Sports to athletes that want to be held accountable on accomplishing their post-secondary goals. 

Alexandra R.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to Brandon University - Usports Indoor Volleyball

Six Pack has a great website which helped me spread my information and promote myself. Being from a small northern community, Dales’s connections to coaches all over Canada were extremely helpful. The webinars that are available helped me know exactly what I needed to be doing to contact coaches and go through the recruitment process. Dale’s help and suggestions were a big part of my success in finding the right team for me!

Tamara M.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to the University of Manitoba - Usports Indoor Volleyball

Dale at Six Pack made the recruiting process easy as can be. She was always available to help me prep for calls, answer questions, and guide me through the process. Dale took a huge weight off my shoulders with the uncertainty of the process, by making me feel comfortable with every decision I made.

Declan D.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to Toronto Metropolitan University - Usports Indoor Volleyball

Hey Dale!
Just wanted to say thank you for your help in the recruitment process it helped a lot. Having your guidance really helped with the stress of figuring out where and what to do. Thank you! Have a great day and good luck in what comes next!

Stefanie C.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to Durham College - CCAA Indoor Volleyball

At the beginning of my recruiting journey, I was so overwhelmed and lost about what I was supposed to do and how I was supposed to achieve my goals.

When I discovered Six Pack Recruiting Sports, and spoke to Dale, she made it so easy to follow along and visualized what I was supposed to do. She guided me through every step, such as finding coaches to talk to, narrowing down my searches for the perfect school, and filling out questionnaires and making my own page on her website!

Dale allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and feel confident in myself and she truly made it a learning and impactful experience with her ongoing support and positivity!

Teona T.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to University of Tampa - NCAA D2 Beach Volleyball

My experience with Dale and Six Pack Recruiting was a game changer for me. Dale pushed me to make my recruiting process my own, while supporting me every step of the way. Dale helped me through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during my recruitment.

Six Pack helped me find my perfect home for the next 4 years and I would recommend Six Pack Recruiting to anyone going through the recruiting process! 

Abby F.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to LeHigh University -NCAA D1 Indoor Volleyball

I would like to thank Dale and the Six Pack Recruiting team for assisting me in understanding all the important steps in the recruiting process. With the team’s support I was able to focus on making sure I found a fit between my academic program and my goal of playing volleyball.

Dale and her team were very helpful in creating my profile, identifying potential schools and volleyball programs that met my criteria.

I am excited to start my post secondary studies at Nipissing University and my volleyball path with the Canadore College Panthers!

Julia D.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2023, Committed to Canadore College - CCAA Indoor Volleyball

Huge thanks to Dale for all the assistance with getting my name and videos out to the coaching staff.

The whole recruiting process seemed overwhelming, but with Dale’s guidance I was able to focus on what’s best for me.

I was able to connect with schools from coast to coast which absolutely would not have been possible without Dale’s help.

I’m truly happy with my decision and can’t wait to start the next stage of my development.

Thank you Dale and all the best to you and the gang at Six Pack.

Ella P.

Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Class of 2024, Committed to Pepperdine University - NCAA D1 Indoor Volleyball

Our daughter Calinda started working with Dale in Grade 8. Now Calinda has verbally committed to play NCAA D1 Beach Volleyball at USC which is a dream come true!

Dale was always very available to answer our questions, and helped us make important decisions along the way. Dale is extremely well-connected in the volleyball world, and she was always encouraging and full of enthusiasm!

We truly appreciate the help, guidance and integrity Dale showed us throughout the recruitment process, and we fully recommend Six Pack Recruiting Sports.  

Christine and Jonathan K.

Parents of Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Calinda K. - Class of 2024, Committed to University of Southern California - NCAA D1 Beach Volleyball

Being recruited as an athlete as well as being a parent of an athlete is overwhelming to say the least. Thankfully, we didn’t have to take this journey alone and we were very fortunate to have met Dale of Six Pack Recruiting through a referral from a teammate of Hannah’s (Anya-Arizona State Beach athlete).

Without Dale’s expertise and guidance, we would not have known where to even begin, and definitely wouldn’t have known the ins and outs of the many different leagues and conferences available for Hannah to explore.

We have met other parents who believe their athletes will organically be seen and discovered on their own, I can tell you that is very unlikely to happen. While attending Nationals, I realized that each university coach was there on a mission to see the girls they had been in communication with for years in some cases. They just don’t have time to see everyone.

Dale teaches her athletes to step out of their comfort zone and reach out to coaches of programs they are interested in very early on in the process. Knowing how to research programs, who to start emailing, when to email, what to email, when to request a call, she taught it all. Before this, Hannah wouldn’t even order her own coffee at a drive through, but, within a few weeks of meeting Dale, she was having phone and zoom calls with Usport and NCAA coaches on a regular basis. Hannah has definitely benefitted so much from meeting and joining Dale, not only by being signed by the University of Windsor Lancers for 2023, but also in the amount of confidence and growth she has gained by the experience and the guidance from Dale. As a parent, I can’t stress enough how great it was to have Dale to answer my questions as well. Even those times when she was travelling and returning messages between flights and snowstorms, she was always there for us.

On behalf of Hannah and our entire family, thank you Dale and Six Pack Recruiting! We did it!!

Steve G.

Father of Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Hannah G. - Class of 2023, Committed to University of Windsor - Usports Indoor Volleyball

I met Dale in the summer of 2019, the end of my 16U season. I am so glad I met Dale when I did – she encouraged me to start reaching out to coaches right away since that is the time many university coaches begin looking for new recruits.

I had no clue what schools and coaches to reach out to, but with Dale’s help, I was able to gather my thoughts and confirm my priorities, both as an athlete and as an academic student. She brought to my attention many schools that I didn’t even know could be an option for me, both within and outside of Ontario. She was able to give me her insight on what different schools had to offer, what positions and/or types of athletes coaches were looking for, and knew the personalities of some coaches. This information helped me determine what schools would best suit my needs and what coaches and teams would best suit my personality as well as the skills I could offer. She also helped to ease my parents’ concerns on schools outside of Ontario.

Dale was very supportive through the recruiting process, especially during the COVID pandemic. With many teams retaining their current rosters, my conversations with potential coaches became limited and scarce. Dale kept reminding me to stay patient and positive, and recommended I keep an open mind to different school options. I did as she recommended and after a short wait, I was given the opportunity to join the school that I felt offered me the best balance of athletics and academics.

Dale and 6 Pack Recruiting, I cannot thank you enough for your support, encouragement and guidance to stay patient and positive.

I highly recommend Dale to help you with your recruiting needs. If you are on the fence, reach out and speak with her. She is so experienced, full of knowledge, and just an amazing person. I am thrilled to be joining the women’s volleyball team at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, all thanks to Dale.

Ava K

Recruited Six Pack Athlete - Class of 2021 , Simon Fraser University - NCAA D2 Indoor Volleyball

Getting an athlete recruited is hard and it is a lot of work. Finding schools that are a good fit both academically, athletically and culturally with the college experience you are looking for can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Getting those coaches to look at your video, return your calls, communicate and share information is even harder.

Dale did a great job of listening to our wants and needs, finding the schools that will fit, reaching out to those coaches and getting responses. She was great at guiding us through the process, bringing opportunities and developing relationships with the coaches and the athletes. Her strongest and most cherished characteristic is making sure the school and athlete are a fit.

Many recruiters push you to the schools that they have contact with and trying to fit your athlete to that school. Dale’s skillset allows her to find the right school for the athlete, not the other way around, without pressure or disappointment. It was a great experience working with Dale and her team and I would recommend her services to anyone that is looking for the RIGHT Volleyball program in both Canada and the US.

Anne A.

Mother of recruited Six Pack Athlete, Presly A. - Class of 2020, Committed to Elon University - NCAA D1 Indoor Volleyball

As a parent of a high-performance athlete who competes in both Indoor/Beach Volleyball, I wanted to write a note about the amazing service provided by Dale Ann Melnick and Six Pack Recruiting.

Canadian athletes are challenged with limited exposure to bigger tournaments where coaches are recruiting, especially for Beach Volleyball. Our season is short, and there needs to be a strategy in building relationships with coaches at NCAA schools that offer a varsity beach team on campus.

It is often confusing and overwhelming to navigate the opportunities available for post secondary scholarships, and many opportunities are overlooked simply because there is so much information, so many rules/contact periods to learn, and countless unknowns throughout the process.

Dale Ann works very closely with her clients (both the athlete/parent) to understand their current situation (accolades/academics) and identify where they see themselves playing after graduation (Usports, College, NCAA Div 1/2/3, or NAIA). Each of these have different timelines and contact ‘rules’ and it’s so helpful to have Dale Ann in your corner to champion your athlete, introducing them to schools and coaches that will be the best fit overall.

Dale Ann was proactive in reaching out to numerous schools on Anya’s behalf, and also promoted her at recruiting showcases/events to coaches she had cultivated relationships with.

Coaches listen to Dale Ann and respect her recommendation of an athlete based on her experience as a Provincial/National level coach, a former Varsity athlete, and a parent of a high-performance athlete.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the services of SixPack Recruiting to help your son/daughter realize their dream of competing at the Varsity level.
Tera and Anya P.

Parents of recruited Six Pack Athlete, Anya P. - Class of 2021, Committed to Arizona State University - NCAA D1 Beach Volleyball

I first met Dale in August of 2019 and from first impressions, I can say that I wish I would have enlisted her services months sooner.  Right from the initial conversation, she was as passionate about my daughter’s varsity path as Aimée has been as an athlete and I as a parent.

The recruiting process takes time and requires dedication and we would have definitely benefited from Dale’s services much earlier in the process.  If the Varsity path is for your child, I sincerely recommend her experience and services as early in the process as possible. They are so incredibly worth it!

In the months where we were lucky enough to work with Dale, she supported both Aimée and I with regular conversations and made the process exciting.

She also helped guide Aimée with things only someone as experienced as herself could do or would know.  We learned that hundreds, sometimes thousands of athletes are contacting coaches, and having someone like Dale created a communication line otherwise not present.

Her services, expertise, guidance and support were truly invaluable and deeply appreciated.

Diane L.

Mother of Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Aimee L. - Class of 2020, Committed to Queen's University - Usports Indoor Volleyball

Supporting our daughter with the recruiting process was a daunting task, however, the minute we started working with Dale and Six Pack Recruiting we instantly had the support and guidance Kat needed.
Dale’s had years of experience working with athletes and coaches at all levels.  She understands what it takes to be a high performance athlete, what conversations should be had and how to navigate through the entire process of recruiting.
Dale was always available for a conversation when we had questions.  Her attention to detail when it came to researching programs was second to none.  She made the entire process enjoyable and stress free, even up to planning Kat’s SAT exam.
Thank you Dale for all your support. I would highly recommend Dale as your recruiter. She’s a great mentor, leader and support for everyone involved.  Now we get to sit back, relax and enjoy watching our daughter play her final year of club volleyball before she heads off to Santa Clara in 2020.
Jerry G.

Father of Recruited Six Pack Athlete, Katerina G. - Class of 2020, Committed to Santa Clara University - NCAA D1 Indoor Volleyball

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