University of Maine
University of Michigan
Player: Adam Johnson
Working with Colby has been great for my career. His guidance and advice over the past two years has played a huge role in earning a division 1 commitment.
Player: Will Howard
Paragon Sports was instrumental in my goal of obtaining a NCAA Division 1 scholarship. Colby was instrumental in guiding both myself and my family through the process of evaluating prospective junior and college opportunities. I would strongly recommend Colby to any hockey player who has aspirations of climbing through the ranks from minor hockey to the NCAA level. I would like to thank Paragon Sports Consulting for all they have done for me!
We were able to quickly connect with Colby and he was eager to work with our son. Since that day our journey with him has been incredible. Working with our son, together they have been able to secure roster spots on a 16U AAA team, a USHL team, a NAHL team and a Division 1 commitment. Colby is totally focused on his players, guides them and is very knowledgeable about all the youth, prep, and junior leagues along with colleges and will work to ensure that your player is placed where he needs to be. We would recommend Colby in a second for families and players needing guidance for their next steps in hockey. We are very happy to continue our journey with him.
“Colby has really shown his commitment to help my son’s development as a hockey player. He has a very good understanding when it comes to younger players and he has shown that he is deeply focused on his job and really likes his work. His opinion means a lot to my son and he listens to him. With Colby’s help, my son has realized that academic skills are as important as hockey. Colby communicates with my son weekly and always keeps him up to date on new developments. I have been more than satisfied and I trust that his decisions and advice are best for my son.”
“The moment we met Colby we felt we had a person in our corner who was working as hard as our son off the ice towards helping our son reach his goal to play division 1 hockey. His communication skills are amazing. He never hesitated to answer a call or text. His advice was spot on. We recommend him 100%!”
“My son and I really appreciated working with Colby. The hockey business can be tricky and confusing and really hard to find someone to guide you through the process. Colby was our guide, mentor, and advocate who always made sure we were in the proper place to succeed and was an integral part of getting us to college. We are very grateful.”
“My family and I had the opportunity to work with Colby Drost of Paragon Sports Consulting over this past hockey season (2019-20). Colby’s reliability, integrity, and professionalism helped guide me through the process of transitioning from Junior A hockey to NCAA hockey. Colby’s knowledge of the college hockey process, his work ethic, and rapport assisted me in committing to the Mercyhurst Lakers. I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Colby and would highly recommend his services.”
“We decided it was time for an advisor after our son was faced with the difficult decision of having to decide on a new team midway through his first season of midgets. We interviewed a few advisors and Colby took an immediate interest in helping our son. In the very short time we've worked with Colby he's helped us with U16 and again in choosing the best fit for prep school. Anytime our son has questions Colby makes himself available through phone, text, or email. Having an advisor is a invaluable resource when navigating through the various levels of hockey; Having Colby in our corner has really eased the burden when making difficult decisions.”
"My experience with Colby has been beneficial to my hockey development, and without him, I would not have the opportunities I have today. Before working with Colby, I had minimal junior interest, but once I began working with him, many different teams started contacting me. Even once I began receiving junior attention, Colby still reached out to more organizations to try and give me more and better opportunities for my future. Colby is also a different type of player advisor as he gets to know his players and will only send his players to organizations where he believes they will do well."
"Navigating the opportunities hockey presents is a daunting, stressful task. For us, it was important to have someone with integrity and professionalism representing our family. Colby is a tremendous resource and advocate. He provides honest feedback and works with each son to identify (and secure) the best placement for their style of play and skill development. We are truly grateful."
"When Paragon Sports Consulting was created in 2019, Colby was successful in landing two very good D1 scholarship offers for us, including a “full-ride” offer, from successful programs. Communication throughout the whole process was fantastic. Colby is an extremely hard worker and is well-connected with coaching staff from midget programs to juniors and on through D1 college programs. We couldn’t have asked for a better advisor experience."
"Colby Drost represented our son Ty. We were extremely happy with how he managed the college process. He guided Ty through constant communication from start to finish. Ty had lots of trust in him throughout the process and received a scholarship to a good academic school. We are extremely happy as parents that we chose to work with Paragon Sports Consulting."
"Colby Drost has been amazing! After hiring Colby Drost as my son's advisor things started happening fast! Coaches starting calling my son asking him to play for them and talking about how they will get him committed to a D1 school! My son received a full scholarship in 6 months from the start of our relationship. Colby Drost has put my son in the proper opportunities to succeed!"
"I would highly recommend Paragon Sports Consulting to prospective players/parents! Colby helped us navigate the landscape of the recruiting process and provided us with great insight and advice. Through his numerous contacts he was able to facilitate my son finding a great fit at the next level. I strongly believe Colby to be a man of integrity and always had my son’s best interest as his top priority."
"Colby Drost professes to be a player-focused family advisor, and that is EXACTLY what he and Paragon Sports is. When we signed up with Colby we had used other advisors and did not expect much as we had not had a lot of success, but boy did he proved us wrong and go to bat for my son Ryan. During a very difficult Pandemic time and changing NCAA rules, he persisted; drove hard with coaches; and kept my son and myself updated almost daily resulting in several D1 opportunities which allowed Ryan to select the best for himself. If you want the best opportunity, you need to use the best advisor, and Colby is that person. Thank you Colby."
“Colby did a great job advocating on behalf of my son and opening doors that were previously not open to him. Colby is extremely personable and professional and worked hard on my son’s behalf. I would strongly recommend Colby to anyone looking to work with a great guy who knows the game and knows which situations make the most sense for each specific player. Colby is a great person to have on your team”.
Port Moody, BC
“Colby helped me achieve my goal of a NCAA Division 1 scholarship and for that I could not be more grateful. Colby has his players best interests at the forefront of everything he does, he is direct, honest and takes the time to ensure you and your family fully understand the NCAA process, while at the same time listens to your goals as a student athlete. “
"Colby is a very well connected advisor in the hockey world. He worked very hard and closely with my coach Dan Wildfong in trying to help me secure an NCAA D1 scholarship that was the right fit for me. He was also very helpful at finalizing me a spot in the NAHL, since the BCHL was not looking promising to start back up. Thank you Colby for all your help and support."
"Colby is honest, trustworthy, likable, and hardworking. Colby helped me to navigate my hockey path, always following through with concrete actions. I feel supported and that he truly has a vested interest in my success. He always has my back and helped me receive a Division I NCAA commitment."
“The first thing we noticed was the amount of prescreening and research Colby did before he agreed to represent our son. He watched film, spoke with coaches and other references to determine if he had the skills needed to further his hockey career. He was also upfront and honest to set expectations before we moved forward. He is very knowledgeable and well connected within the recruiting process, which opened many doors. Finally, he coached and worked with our son on communication skills necessary during the recruiting process.”
“Colby has been very instrumental in guiding our family through the hockey process. He works with integrity, has been available and supportive to our son every step of the way. Colby has provided constructive feedback to our son to keep him focused on his present objectives. Colby also has open doors and orchestrated conversations between our son and organizations to help further my sons hockey career. Even after my son announcing his D1 commitment, Colby continues to provide trusted feedback on next steps. He focuses on “what's next” while letting our son focus on the “now” allowing our son to grow as a hockey player. We are truly grateful to Colby.”
"Colby Drost of Paragon Sports Consulting was fundamental to our son's pursuit of NCAA hockey. Colby's honesty regarding true opportunities available based on our son's hockey history and skill levels were appropriate and appreciated. Colby worked directly with our son answering all his questions as he considered his choices. We are truly grateful for the support and excited about our son's hockey future."
"Colby was great at helping our family navigate the complex hockey landscape. He had a good balanced communication approach with our son. He gave him space and yet was always available to help answer questions or provide mentorship. He was very up front and honest about the current state. Even if there wasn't any interest, he would let us know and provide guidance. I would recommend Paragon sports especially from the perspective of families that are not from a long line of hockey relationships. Colby saw potential in my son and was an advocate for him."
“Working with Colby from day one was amazing. Anytime I had questions about certain teams or hockey scenarios, he was always there to answer them immediately. I think it really shows how much work and effort he puts into his clients and it shows.”
"Working with Colby has been fantastic, he has been all hands on deck for both my son and I at any given moment.
He makes sure Mason and I understand all options for his future, he checks in often to go over games, and touches base to see how Mason is doing outside of the game.
Colby is extremely professional and warm at the same time… it’s not just about the game with Colby, I feel he truly has Mason’s best interest at heart as an athlete and a young man."
"Colby was very professional and knowledgeable with my family who knew nothing about NCAA hockey before I started pursuing it. He made our lives a whole bunch easier and our decision less stressful from his experience and connections! Couldn’t have done it without him and we are grateful for all his help, work and support!"
"Colby is very knowledgeable, responsive, open and honest. Having him available to help us to understand and navigate the world of NCAA Division 1 hockey was critical. He also jumped in to help manage a challenging situation when junior hockey threw our son a curve ball. His calm, steady and consistent advice was most welcome."
“While Colby and Paragon Sports Consulting did not make promises on scholarships, he did promise to work on the players behalf and support him. Colby leads with honesty and integrity. He took the time to learn about our son, understand what type of opportunities might be best fit and maintained open communications. “Under promise and over deliver” that’s Colby Drost. My son recently received that D1 opportunity he had been working hard for and Colby deserves all the credit.”
"Our son plays Division 1 hockey and recently went into the transfer portal. Colby helped our son navigate through the many decisions that come with deciding to play for a team and move to a new school. When he didn't know what to say to a coach, Colby gave him the words. He listened to what Ben wanted, but shared his extensive knowledge of the college hockey world to assist our son's decision making process. Colby was instrumental in securing a new future for our son's hockey career at UAA and he couldn't be happier. As parents, we never expected the sense of calm we experienced once Colby stepped in to help. Our son was in good hands."
"Paragon Sports Consulting was invaluable in helping my son navigate the process of becoming a D1 commit with Northern Michigan University. Colby was extremely attentive to our needs and his communication throughout the process timely. His advice was spot on and his feedback honest. I have another son that plays hockey and we will be using Paragon Sports Consulting again."
"After meeting Colby and having discussions with him regarding the goal of achieving a D1 NCAA scholarship for my two sons, it was clear he had done his homework on them. He was knowledgeable on what they have achieved and what was possible and what work needed to be done. After less then a year he was able to help my oldest achieve his dream of a D1 scholarship and is now focused on my younger son. I have no doubt Colby and Paragon Sports will get him there. "
"Before Colby, I didn’t know anything about advisors. Colby not only helped me advance, but develop as a player. He’s just easy to talk to and I’m very grateful to have him!"
"Navigating the hockey world can be difficult, but always knowing that I have Colby working hard to get my name to the right coaches, and finding the right fit for me allows me to put my focus into performing well on the ice without any distractions. He was always a text or call away, was candid and straightforward with me and always had my best interests in mind. Results matter and Colby got the job done in assisting me with my Division I commitment. I look forward to continuing to work with him and I am incredibly glad I made the decision to work with him when I did."