“Hands down, Ira’s and Andrea’s workshop at the beginning of the Sports Communication class this spring was the favorite of more than a dozen guest presentations as judged by the students.  I look forward to developing this new phase of our relationship as Ira guides my students to career success in the sports industry.”

Dr. Sandra Alspach, Professor & Sports Communication Program Coordinator – Ferris State University

“(My son) enjoyed the (recruiting exposure) experience completely. This was his first one and he loved playing with everyone and loved the speaker you had there. It was very motivating for him and it was a huge confidence booster to be chosen as one of the 16 to play at the end. My husband’s highlight was the speaker that you brought in for the kids and parents.”

Parent of a Student-Athlete

“I’ve known Ira for a number of years and have worked with him many times during my coaching career.  Recently, I had Ira and his team present to my football program at Notre Dame on the positive impact social media can have on a student-athlete and the team.  I found the message was strong, effective and well received by the team.  I look forward to working with Ira again down the road.”

Brian Kelly, Head Coach – University of Notre Dame Football

“Their presentation was motivating and inspiring. It was so nice to have the chance to sit down and talk with people who are in the industry, have experienced some pretty amazing things, and are completely passionate about what they do. After talking to Andrea, I feel much better about going into what I really want to do and impacting young athletes lives. Student Athlete Development is the direction I continue to seek and have learned so much in the last five hours that I wouldn’t have learned from anywhere else. Thank you for your time and commitment to students like me.”

College Student

“The experiences of both Ira and Andrea in college athletics provide a real life blueprint for all to follow, if they want to try to get to “next level” of athletics.  In this day and age of promises and internet misinformation on recruiting, it is refreshing to see the facts presented in an educational format that all can apply to their future successes in the classroom or on the court.  I highly recommend Childress Sports Consulting as a way to inform and educate your parents, coaches and student athletes on the realities of college sports and the recruiting process.”

High School Athletic Director

“This (college athletic recruiting workshop) was one of the most outstanding informational and hands on workshops I have ever been involved in when it comes to preparing young men and women for college athletics. My parents and students gave me a great big thank you for making this workshop available for them. I would strongly recommend this workshop to any athletic director. It is a must for every school.”

High School Athletic Director

“Ira and Andrea have truly changed my approach to becoming a young professional in the sport industry. I started with them on a recommendation from a friend and it turned out to be much more than I expected. Their detailed approach to career development and networking has been extremely beneficial in launching my career. They made a determined effort to connect with me on a personal level and help me prepare myself for many of the obstacles I will face. They kept in constant communication with in a mentoring approach. Additionally, their many prominent connections throughout the industry can be seen as a great advantage. I greatly appreciated their confidence and knowledge and highly recommend their services to any rising professional.”

Career Coaching Client