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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.
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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 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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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.
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.
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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 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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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.