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Testimonial: Parent of a TC4A Athlete – Adrienne


“Working with Tina at Transition Coach 4 Athletes has been an amazing experience. Open and honest conversations are Tina’s trademark and it certainly works when there’s so much confusion and uncertainty in navigating the college pathway. 

From the start, Tina was clear on our goals and worked tirelessly until the right fit was found. Would highly recommend Tina to any athlete or family looking to pursue an athletic scholarship in a US college.”


Transition Coach 4 Athletes (TC4A) is a global coaching, mentoring and US College Sporting Scholarship Placement service helping athletes navigate the often challenging world of balancing school while maximizing sports performance.

TC4A is ideal for High School and College student-athletes. They will build on their strengths, address areas for development, and ultimately maximize their potential in sport, study and life.

QUESTIONNAIRE (Free Assessment)
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Your Potential Challenges ... 

  • Balancing the demands of study with sport to maximize your performance?
  • Not knowing what colleges and coaches might be the best fit for you?
  • Self-limiting beliefs and negative thoughts weighing you down?
  • Comparing yourself to everyone else due to the demands of social media?

If any of these statements resonate with you or your child, then TC4A is the right fit.


Email me for your FREE 30 minute call to experience the TC4A difference.


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What the student-athlete will experience ... 

We will look at what are you doing well and address areas for development. We will explore your personality and learning preferences to create a best practice blueprint on how to maximize your learning. This will help you become more SELF-AWARE by checking in with your REALITY.

We will have a strong focus on your TEAM and your relationships to make sure that everyone is on the same page and working together. This creates a much healthier CONNECTION to the world. 

Finally, we look at your PERFORMANCE to ensure that you are maximizing your potential.

Every week you will be given a game plan with clear accountability.


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Here are some of the Game Plan themes ... 

  • Enhance strengths
  • Focus on areas for development
  • Embed consistent routines
  • Bravery, not perfection
  • Visualization activities
  • Accountability goals
  • Build resilience 
  • Conflict strategies
  • How to use your authentic voice
  • College Advice (Right-fit)
  • Working WITH your coaches
  • Working WITH your parents
  • Creating a TEAM that works for you

The content of each week is tailored to meet the specific needs of each athlete. This is not a one size fits all program.

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Your Coach & Mentor

Tina Samara

Tina Samara is a Transition Coach helping athletes globally navigate the often challenging world of college sports. She played professional tennis and represented Norway in the Federation Cup from 1996 - 1998. In addition, she also turned semi-pro in golf,  therefore understanding what is required to compete on a world stage. On the WTA tour, she reached a career-high ranking of 223 in doubles and played in the US Open Singles in 1994 and 1995. During her US College playing days, she won three NCAA National Team Championships and was the #1 ranked NCAA doubles team for the University of Georgia in 1995.

Following her sporting achievements, Tina went on to coach Division 1 women's college tennis for 11 years and was known for her practical, empathetic and direct approach to the holistic development of both the person and the athlete. Currently, she is also helping  athletes globally from all sports find US College Scholarships. Tina privately coaches and mentors athletes during transition periods helping them to pursue their sporting goals and dreams.

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Testimonial: Parent of a TC4A Athlete - Celeste

"Wow!  Where do I begin?!  My experience with Tina at Transition Coach 4 Athletes was absolutely fantastic!  She truly cares about her clients and genuinely wants only the best for them.  Throughout the entire recruiting process, Tina shared great ideas and provided encouraging and constructive feedback.  She was always available to listen to any thoughts or concerns.  Tina’s integrity, dedication, attention to detail, and vast knowledge of college tennis, were invaluable assets during this journey.  I also have greatly enjoyed her positive attitude, sense of humor and enthusiasm for life.  These character traits have only enhanced the whole tennis recruiting experience.  I would highly recommend Tina at Transition Coach 4 Athletes!  She’s the best!!"


Lauren Chypyha, 4th winningest player at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Law School Graduate.

I had the opportunity to play for Tina during my time as a D1 college athlete, and I am so grateful for everything I have learned from her. Her experience as a high-performance player gave her great insight as a coach and as a mentor off the court. 

I have always been impressed by her knowledge of the game and her passion for success. In addition to her on-court expertise, Tina has been there for me during some of my most difficult times. For as long as I’ve known her, she’s been an incredible source of encouragement, honesty, and advice."


Angela Dangond, Former #1 player at University of Louisiana and Senior Risk Manager, QBE Insurance Group

“I met Tina when she joined our team as a Head Coach for ULL women’s tennis. I was entering my Senior year, which in my mind, it implied that I “knew it all”. It only took a few interactions between us for me to realise that I was very far from knowing it all, and that I still had so much more to learn and grow, both on and off the tennis court. 12 years later, I still wish I had had the privilege to play with and for her for longer than the senior year I got. Equally, 12 years later I can say that during that year, she gave me the strongest foundations to set me up for success in my professional life thereafter. Today I am proud to say she is the reason I am mentally stronger, I do everything with passion, I strive for the best and last but not least, I do not give up.”












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Testimonial from an Athlete:

Kobe Pearson

"Thank you so much TC4A for this amazing opportunity, but most importantly Tina for everything you were able to sort for me. I wouldn’t be here in the US without you! Extremely easy to work with you and would 100% recommend this to anyone trying to chase their goals and reach that next level. Thank you so much again!"