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Transition Coach 4 Athletes

Sports Consultant

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. We will build on your strengths, address areas for development, and ultimately maximize your potential in sport, study and life.

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My Story

I help athletes globally navigate the often challenging world of college sports. I played professional tennis and represented Norway in the Federation Cup from 1996 - 1998. In addition, I turned semi-pro in golf and understand what is required to compete on a world stage. On the WTA tour, I reached a career-high ranking of 223 in doubles and played in the US Open Singles in 1994 and 1995. During my US College playing days at the University of Georgia, I won three NCAA National Team Championships and in 1995 my partner and I were the NCAA's #1 ranked doubles team.

Following my athletic career, I went on to coach Division 1 women's college tennis for 11 years and was known for my practical, honest, and direct approach to the development of both the person and the athlete. I help athletes in ALL sports to find US College Scholarships. I privately coach and mentor athletes during transition periods, helping them to pursue their sporting goals and dreams.

Get in touch to learn more about my vision and consulting approach.

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Mentoring and College Placement

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The Path to Success

My services are customized to meet the specific needs of each client. I will work with you collaboratively throughout the entire process and guarantee measurable results. Contact me to find out how I can help today.


College Placement -ALL sports

A Step by Step Approach - with Tina

Unlike other college placement services, I will personally walk

side by with you from day one through the duration of the process.

My goal is to make sure I find a school/program that meets all of

your academic and athletic needs. I will not settle until we find

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The Cost of US College

Working With TC4A

TC4A will help you and your family understand all of the costs associated with attending college in the US. We will work with your budget and find the right fit for you both athletically and academically. 

A US athletic/academic scholarship, on average, saves families upwards of $40,000 USD.

Let us help you make this happen!

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Consulting 1 HOUR

  • Needs analysis

  • Discuss academic and athletic goals

  • Help with creating a player profile

  • Help targeting certain divisions and programs

  • Help with how to register with the NCAA/NAIA, academic requirements, and documents

  • Packages available upon request

$let's Discuss

  • Boutique 1 on 1 service

  • One stop shop from start to finish

  • Open doors you can't open on your own

  • Access TC4A's vast network of colleges and coaches

  • We work with each client individually to create a unique plan to ensure we find your dream school and athletic program

  • Mentoring packages discounted by $300



  • 3 sessions x 1Hr

  • 6 weeks of daily mindset activities

  • GROW model goal setting

  • 3 personalized visualisations

  • Sessions to be tailored to meet your specific needs


  • 6 sessions x 1Hr

  • 12 weeks of daily mindset activities

  • GROW model goal setting

  • 6 personalized visualisations

  • Sessions to be tailored to meet your specific needs


  • 12 sessions x 1Hr

  • 24 weeks of daily mindset activities

  • GROW model goal setting

  • 12 personalized visualisations

  • Future development plan

  • Access Master your Mindset (Online Course)


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Meagan Donovan - Mentoring & College Placement (Women's Tennis Washington & Lee)

"It has truly been a pleasure working with Tina Samara! I feel that she has not only been a terrific mentor throughout the college process but also has helped me develop as a tennis player! Her ability to talk and communicate about any situation or issue at any time was a huge plus because my experience with other recruiting agencies was that they treat you like a number. Tina’s professionalism, guidance, and sense of humor were greatly appreciated every step of the way. Overall, I have really enjoyed my time as a player with transition coach for athletes, and truly look forward to continuing to talk with Tina during my upcoming college years! I would highly recommend Tina Samara to any juniors looking for the next level!!"

Interested in joining my community of satisfied clients? Contact me today.

TC4A Questionnaire

Take a few minutes to answer some questions about yourself and your sporting goals. We would love to arrange a follow up call/email to discuss a good time for a free assessment.

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