TGU’s “Tough Talk” Educational Series is presented by former professional athletes for student-athletes of all ages and sports. Our seminars have been presented at more than 300 events nationwide, inspiring student-athletes to utilize academics and athletics to ensure a productive life during and after sports.
If you are a Middle School Activities Director, High School Athletic Director, Youth/High School Coach, or a College Administrator, and you’re interested in educating and empowering your student-athletes to lead through sports, please click the “Schedule a Speaker” link below and TGU will be in contact shortly.
We have listed our most popular presentations below with a brief description.
Starting Early, Starting Smart
Audience: Student-Athletes and Parents (Eighth Grade Only)
Topic: Transitioning from Middle School to High School Athletics / HS Prep for Student-Athletes
Description: For student-athletes, the transition from Middle School to High School can be a very stressful and confusing time. The transition can be filled with several social and academic challenges. Parents play a significant role in this process and must understand and be actively involved in the decisions their eighth graders are asked to make. Our speakers educate, motivate and prepare eighth grade student-athletes and their parents for the rigorous demands of this transition.
College Recruiting GPS™
Audience: Student-Athletes and Parents (Grades 9-12)
Topic: The College Recruiting Process
Description: The college recruiting process is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Unfortunately, thousands of student-athletes miss out on this experience because they don’t understand the process. Our speakers educate student-athletes and parents on the rules, regulations and harsh realities of the ultra-competitive college recruiting process.
4 for 40 Vision
Audience: Student-Athletes (HS Seniors/College Freshman)
Topic: Getting the most out of your college experience.
Description: 99% of the student-athletes in college go pro in something other than the sport they play. Our speakers help prepare student-athletes for success in the 5th quarter of life when sports come to an end, discussing topics ranging from graduating from college with a meaningful degree, to the long term benefits of being a collegiate student-athlete.
Educational Speaking FAQ’s
Is Tough Guy University a Recruiting Service?
No, TGU offers educational programs to middle school, high school, and collegiate athletes. TGU does offer FREE on-site college recruiting seminars hosted by former professional athletes. Our Recruiting Experts explain the rules, regulations, and harsh realities of the recruiting process.
Who are your speakers?
Our Educational Speakers consist of former collegiate and professional athletes, who are passionate about sharing their first-hand experiences and knowledge.
Are the educational seminars for football athletes only?
No, our educational seminars are for all student-athletes, in all sports, with a serious desire to participate in collegiate athletics while pursuing a college degree.