Joe
Calendo
Regional Scouting Director
Mesa

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Is it your dream to play sports at the collegiate level?  Have you worked hard with your team, performed well in the classroom, yet you are overlooked in the recruiting process?  Don't worry...there is still time to build your recruiting exposure and college connections.  The Dream Scouting Network has helped thousands navigate the recruiting process.   Let me tell you a little about myself and how my knowledge and experience will help you every step of your recruiting journey.
My wife and I have lived in Arizona for six years. Previously, we lived in Central Illinois for eight years, but I grew up in Chicagoland. I am a die-hard Chicago sports fan! I love the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs. My wife, Tanya, and I enjoy our time with our three sons, Joe (17), Josh (15), and Jake (12). I'm passionate about helping high school students reach their athletic and career goals. I work hard to get know the unique qualities about each student and I'm excited to offer them the guidance and valuable resources to help them reach their dreams. I understand what it means to be a high school athlete, but I didn't get the guidance that would have made the difference for me in college. I graduated from Hoffman Estates High School where I played football as an offensive and defensive tackle where I started both ways. I started college years later and received my B.A. in Human Services from Judson University in 1998. By this time I had a much better understanding of the opportunities for athletes in college and I was an athlete at Judson University as a member of the cross-country team. During my two years on the team, Judson won two conference titles and I received the Coaches Award my first year. My personal best for the mile was 5:20 while at Judson. Since my days at Judson I ran three marathons with my personal best times were: half marathon 1:29.13, full marathon 3:23:02. I earned my teaching certification from Trinity International University in 2003 and my Master's Degree in Counseling from National Louis University in 2006. While attending those two universities, I worked as a crisis counselor, mentor, PE teacher, Director of Guidance, school counselor, and coach. I have fourteen years of experience as a school counselor. In 2014, while working as the Director of Guidance at Warrensburg-Latham High School I was awarded Educator of the Year for Macon County school district in Illinois. In recent years, I have worked in higher education at Ottawa University in Surprise, Arizona as an Enrollment Advisor and as the College and Career Counselor at Gilbert Christian High School and Queen Creek High School. I am an experienced coach and believe that hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. Over the years I coached travel baseball teams and basketball teams. I have experience coaching high school teams in cross-country, football, and baseball. I also started a cross-country program at a middle school and coached that team to a state meet where our boys team took 3rd place in state. Currently, I am coaching a middle school baseball team. Making the transition from high school athlete to college athlete is made easier when there is someone in your corner, being your advocate and guide. DREAM big and let's go on this journey together!
The first step is to complete our player spotlight.  Be sure to list my name as your referral so I can quickly make an evaluation.  Please provide a link to your highlight video to help me develop a plan of action.  After evaluating your recruiting information, I will contact you for a national feature and to discuss your goals and any potential barriers you may face in your recruiting.  Your national feature will be shared to our 80 thousand followers and our network of college coaches.  
I want to help you achieve your dream of making it to the next level.  As a team, we will work to find the best academic and athletic fit, ultimately receiving a great education, while saving your family thousands in college tuition fees.

What You Receive...

  • Unlimited Highlight Features On Our Social Media Outlets 

  • Unlimited Pictures, Stat Updates And Awards Featured On Our Social Media Outlets

  • Monthly One-On-One Recruiting Consultation Sessions With Our Regional Scouting Directors

  • Yearly Personal Evaluation By Regional Scouting Director

  • Enrollment In Dream Masterclass 1.0 With Unlimited Access To Recruiting Tips, Strategies To Engage Recruiters, Self-Evaluation Assessments, And Templates

  • Enrollment In Dream Masterclass 2.0 With Weekly Recruiting Coordination, Action Steps And Guidance

  • Quarterly Reviews Of Transcripts And Test Scores

  • Over 200 Monthly Contacts to NCAA And NAIA Programs (Division I, Division II And Division III Levels)

  • Monthly Personal Recommendations Sent On Your Behalf To Target Colleges

  • Bi-Annual Interviews On Our Media Platforms

  • Bi-Annual Articles On Our Media Platforms

  • Discount On All Dream Scouting Network And Recruit Nation Showcases And Camps