Guiding Future Stars is a student-athlete development company that is committed to transforming the next generation into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people.  GFS will help prospective student-athletes LEARN, ACHIEVE, and SUCCEED in the classroom,  on the field, and in the community. 


The GFS College Recruiting Education Programs are designed to educate prospective student-athletes, parents, and coaches about what it takes to play at the next level,  how the college recruiting process works, and how to be a successful student-athlete who excels in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.    GFS has created an action plan and tailored resources to help families navigate through the college recruiting process successfully.  We want the students and families we work with to find the school that will provide them with the best college experience ACADEMICALLY, ATHLETICALLY, AND SOCIALLY OR PERSONALLY. WE CALL THIS “FINDING YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE TRIFECTA”
 college-recruiting-playbook-coverThe College Recruiting Playbook ($24.99)  is a student-athletes guide to finding the right college to fit their academic, athletic, and personal needs.  Finding the right college for your student-athlete doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, with College Recruiting Playbook, you can navigate the five phases of the recruiting process with surprising ease.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The College Recruiting Academy E-Course is a on-line interactive course designed to educate prospective student-athletes about what it takes to play at the next level, how the college recruiting process works, and how to be a successful student-athlete.  


Guiding Future Stars has created a community of prospective student-athletes, parents, and coaches called “The GFS Tribe.”  Join the GFS trip to stay up to date on all college recruiting news, discover answers to any questions you might have, and share your recruiting experiences with others who share a common goal.   Download the FREE GFS Mobile App in the Apple or Android Store.   You can also join the “GFS Tribe” through our Facebook Group






GFS Team

stackChristopher J. Stack – Founder and CEO 

Stack is the Founder and CEO of Guiding Future Stars, a student- athlete development company that transforms high school players into excellent students, great athletes, and extraordinary people. Author of the College Recruiting Playbook

A former Division I soccer player for Mount St. Mary’s University, he holds a degree in sports management and an MBA in marketing. Stack has worked in intercollegiate athletics for over twelve years. Starting his career in college administration at his alma mater as the coordinator of intramurals, he also served as the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the university’s women’s soccer team. He eventually transitioned to the academic side of college sports as the coordinator of student-athlete academic support. The College Recruiting Playbook is a guide for high school student-athletes that helps them identify the school that best fits academically, personally, and athletically—so they can find success on and off the field.

Stack now enjoys using his higher education experience to help high school students achieve their dreams of playing sports in college while also gaining first-rate educations.


“Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the college recruiting process and delivered a very comprehensive presentation to the Lax Factory players and parents.  His ability to touch on specific variables that many people overlook during the recruiting process was particularly impressive, especially for our coaching staff. “


Josh Funk, Director Lax Factory

“As a parent of a student athlete just starting the college exploration process, Chris’s insights were invaluable. He understands the system and has the student’s best interests at heart. I’d recommend his services to anyone seeking informed guidance in this arena.”


Amanda L , Mother of a U15 Girls Soccer Player

GFS Services

Guiding Future Stars College Recruiting Education Services have two purposes


GFS is connecting with a number of College ID Camps/Clinics and College Showcase events to provide prospective student-athletes exposure to college coaches. Gaining exposure to college coaches is one of the most important aspects of the athletic side of the college recruiting process. It is necessary that student-athletes have the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities to college coaches.


Education is the key to college recruiting. Knowing and understanding all aspects of the college recruiting process is essential as prospective student-athletes try to find their “College Experience Trifecta.” There are so many aspects to navigating through the college recruiting process. GFS has created a surefire approach to win in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. The GFS Education Initiative is an innovative approach comprised of educational resources, recruiting seminars, workshops, and on-site event education assistance. GFS simplifies the college recruiting process by breaking it down into 5 phases that prospective students can navigate in order to reach their goal of playing college sports.



Here is list of organizations and events GFS has worked with in the past.  This list continues to grow everyday.