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Paragon Sports Consulting believes that every player should be treated and educated like a professional. As a player-focused family advising company, Paragon Sports Consulting’s mission is to provide each player with vital information, development resources, and mentorship, so he may develop and reach his full potential on and off the ice.

Founded by Colby Drost.

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Paragon Sports Consulting was founded by Colby Drost in 2019. Paragon Sports has placed players in the NCAA (DI/DIII) USHL, NAHL, BCHL, AJHL, CCHL, NCDC, and in elite prep school and midget hockey programs. As a player-focused family advising company, Paragon’s mission is to provide each player with vital information, development resources, and mentorship, so he may develop and reach his full potential on and off the ice.

COLBY DROST

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Founded by Colby Drost in early 2019, Paragon Sports Consulting has quickly become an industry leader. PSC has placed players in the NCAA (DI/DIII) USHL, NAHL, BCHL, AJHL, and in elite prep school and midget hockey programs.

Colby has more than 24 years of experience in hockey. He was a goaltender for 17 years before entering the hockey business at the age of 18. Over the last 10 years, he has held various roles in coaching, scouting, and hockey operations in midget, prep, junior, and college hockey. He has built an extensive network of contacts at every level throughout North America.

From 2015-2019, Colby was the Director of Scouting for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. He worked closely with the team’s General Manager and helped the Fighting Saints to a record of 144-99-20-10. During his tenure, the Fighting Saints produced 19 NHL draft picks and more than 80 NCAA DI commitments. Colby was instrumental in building the 2019-2020 team that finished 33-13-2-0 and identified Dubuque’s star Riese Gaber, the USHL’s 2019-2020 Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.

From 2013-2017, Colby worked with the Skipjacks Hockey Program’s midget and junior teams.

Colby recruited 21 players who committed to NCAA DI programs In addition, in 2015-2016, Colby was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Skidmore College. In one season, he recruited 13 student-athletes who helped the program reach national ranking in 2016-17 for only the second time in school history.

Colby graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History from University of New England and received his Master of Legal Studies from Northeastern University.

We spend time getting to know our players and ensure we understand their needs. We make sure they have access to the resources and information necessary to achieve their goals.

Development

Development is the foundation of success. We evaluate each player’s development needs. Paragon Sports Consulting has relationships with world-class professionals involved in every aspect of player development to meet those needs.

Our network includes skill coaches, power-skating instructors, position-specific coaches, goaltending coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, sport psychologists/mental performance coaches, nutritionists, ACT/SAT tutors, and many more resources to help our clients.

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Consulting

We spend time getting to know our players and continually seek feedback from them, scouts, and their coaches to ensure we UNDERSTAND their needs and that they have access to THE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION necessary TO HELP them achieve their goals.

AT PARAGON SPORTS CONSULTING,WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERY CLIENT IS UNIQUE AND HAS DIFFERENT NEEDS.

Recruiting

Paragon Sports Consulting scouts players around the world. We only recruit players with elite ability, passion, and the potential to play at the collegiate level. Paragon Sports Consulting is highly selective in the recruiting process, ensuring that our clients receive unparalleled attention and mentorship.

Career Path | Process

We value our clients’ careers and handle them with the utmost care. We believe it is our duty to provide timely, accurate, and honest feedback to our clients in order to help them navigate their careers effectively and efficiently. The information we gather on our clients allows us to create player-specific career plans.

We only place our players in situations where they are most likely to succeed on the ice, in the classroom, and in the community. We provide families with the information and data we believe supports our advice and the recommendations we make. This is vital because it enables families to make informed decisions at each step in the process.

Academics

Academics are extremely important. One of the first things we do with new clients is request their transcripts. We understand that each player’s academic potential is different. So, we assess this potential in order to determine the best opportunities for our clients. We evaluate transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to help families set goals and understand how these numbers will affect the player’s options.

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A 360-APPROACH

Paragon Sports Consulting is a full-service family advising company. We focus on the big picture. Our extensive expertise and vast array of resources has enabled us to establish an impressive track record of placing our clients at the highest levels.

We understand that players have long-term goals and require strategic planning and expert advice in order to achieve them. With that in mind, we develop strong relationships with our players and their families, so we can understand each player’s individual needs and ambitions on and off the ice.

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AMATEURISM

We help our clients understand how to maintain their amateur status, while exploring the NCAA and Major Juniors.

02.

NCAA

We help our clients navigate the NCAA Clearinghouse process, so they are eligible to compete in the NCAA. Also, we make sure our players are well informed about the college recruiting processes for both Division I and II/III.

03.

DEVELOPMENT

Paragon Sports Consulting is committed to providing our players the best resources, so they can reach their full potential on and off the ice.

04.

DRAFT AND TENDER PREPARATION

We ensure our players have a complete understanding of the junior hockey procurement processes throughout the United States and Canada.

05.

GUIDANCE

Paragon Sports Consulting educates clients about the various development paths available and provides the information necessary for them to make the best career decisions possible.

06.

COMMUNICATION

Paragon Sports Consulting prides itself on being fully accessible to our clients and their families 24/7. We understand that timely advice is of the utmost importance and are prepared to provide it whenever necessary.

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NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER ANNOUNCES FLEXIBILITY IN INITIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2021-22

Students who initially enroll full time during the 2021-22 academic year and intend to play...
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COVID-19 IMPACT ON NCAA RULES

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PARAGON PLACES CLIENTS AT ELITE MIDGET HOCKEY ACADEMIES

As the 2020-2021 season begins, we are proud to announce we placed players in elite...
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COVID-19 UPDATE | PATH FORWARD WITH PARAGON SPORTS CONSULTING

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PARAGON SPORTS CONSULTING PARTNERS WITH B&R SPORTS

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Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce its partnership with InStat. InStat supplies video of...
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CODY SEALEY COMMITS TO DANBURY HAT TRICKS

Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce Cody Sealey has committed to the NAHL’s Danbury...
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PARAGON SPORTS CONSULTING PODCAST

  Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce the addition of a podcast. Interviews with...
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BLAKE DANGOS MAKES MADISON CAPITOLS OF USHL

Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce Blake Dangos has made the USHL’s Madison Capitols....
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BRIEF NOTE FROM COLBY DROST | FAMILY ADVISORS

I understand that managing a player’s career is a huge responsibility and take great pride...
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CARTER ROSE CHOOSES NANAIMO CLIPPERS

Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce Carter Rose has committed to the BCHL’s Nanaimo...
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JEFF LEE SIGNS TENDER WITH KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS

Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce Jeff Lee has signed a tender with the...
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8 PLAYERS SELECTED IN 2020 NAHL DRAFT

  Paragon Sports Consulting is proud to announce that 8 clients were chosen in the...
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PEYTON VAN BUSKIRK COMMITS TO GUNNERY SCHOOL

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ALEX BONROUHI COMMITS TO NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON

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SEVERI SULONEN COMMITS TO GUNNERY SCHOOL

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SAM MYERS SIGNS TENDER WITH WICHITA FALLS WARRIORS

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Testimonials

Mother: Nora
Finland

“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.”

Mother: Kim
Illinois

“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%!”

Father: Ed
New York

“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.”

Player: Matthew
Canada

“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.”

Father: Randy
Pennsylvania

“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.”

Player: Jack
New York

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.

Mom: Julia
New York

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.

Father: Stuart
Tennessee

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.
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