About Us

Athletic Consultants Asia (ACA) is an Asian-based sports consultancy that guides student athletes and their families through the complexities of the US college recruiting process. 

We help promote students to all colleges in the U.S. including those governed by NCAA, NAIA and the NJCAA (junior colleges). We assist families and their athletes through
every step of the process from putting together a profile and video all the way through to college application and visa requirements.

Why choose ACA?

Relationships

ACA has the connections to help you reach and get recruited by a US college. College coaches in America use our online programs to recruit athletes from around the world.
This is an opportunity for you to catch the eye of one of more 35,000 active college coaches and take one step closer to being recruited to play sports at a U.S. university.

Technology

Our database system allows you to build a custom profile complete with stats, athletic highlights and a skills video so you can get your info in front of the right coaches. ACA’s recruiting technology with complex custom algorithms work to match you with your best-fit opportunities – exposing you to roster spots and scholarships you’d otherwise never be aware of. Over 95% of all college programs use our technology to find and recruit players.

People

ACA is driven by a passion to help athletes succeed. We are here because we love sports and we want to help you to play it and at the same time get a university degree. Our staff of experienced sports and college recruiters will navigate the complex recruiting process on your behalf so you get the attention and service you need to succeed in college sports in America.

Our people

CEO

Jim has lived in Asia for more than 35 years and is the former general manager of IMG Taiwan. Prior to that time he was the executive vice president of Sports International, an Asia-based sports marketing company. For the past 20 years he has been the president of Bayshore Pacific Sports & Entertainment Ltd., an event management company with broad-reaching interests in professional sports, music, and consumer lifestyle events. During his years in professional sports Jim has worked with many of the world’s leading sports groups and associations including the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals), WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), FIVB (International Volleyball Federation), the Chinese-Taipei Golf Association, the Chinese Professional Baseball League, and many others.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science/international relations from U.C.L.A. and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He speaks Mandarin Chinese with near fluency.

Director, Client Services

Jason Lin graduated with a degree in Speech Communication from Shih Hsin University in Taiwan.  During his time at university he was a member of the school’s tennis team, and worked a tennis coach Taiwan after finishing his degree.  His tennis playing ability was such that he was chosen as a practice player for competitors in the 2018 WTA Taiwan Open.  Jason has worked as a sports commentator for the Taiwan High School Basketball League and was also chosen as a bilingual public announcer for the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade.  He is the head of ACA’s tennis division, and is actively involved in our college recruitment program both assisting current clients and in scouting talented student-athletes.

CTO

Thomas Kuiper is originally from Germany and based in Taiwan since over 10 years. With a software engineering background he has built products for the top technology companies. Currently he manages the domain name business in Asia for a top domain name registrar and acts as CTO for multiple companies.

College Counselor

Clive Hsu is currently a high school Guidance Counselor at Morrison Academy in Taichung. A former math teacher of 10 years, Clive is in his 9th year as a counselor where college counseling is one of his passions. He has led several summer college tours in the US, hosts 20-30 college reps yearly, and has experience with all aspects of the college application process. Clive grew up in the US, Hong Kong, and Taiwan prior to attending college at Claremont McKenna College where he received a B.A. in Environment, Economics and Politics.  He also holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Secondary Education and Teaching (Math) from John’s Hopkins University, and one in School Guidance Counseling from McDaniel College.

He had the opportunity to interpret for Taiwanese player Chin-Feng Chen of the Los Angeles Dodgers and continues to serve as an interpreter during international tournaments hosted in Taiwan.  He speaks fluent English and Chinese.

Golf Advisor, U.S.

Todd is the CEO of Recruiter Elite, one of the premier golf recruiting agencies in the United States.  He was the head coach at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas for 10 seasons, and while there St. Edward’s was one of the most consistently successful programs in the Heartland Conference and NCAA Division II.  Under Todd’s direction the golf team claimed 15 team titles, including the 2010 and 2014 Heartland Conference Championships, and a 16-shot victory at the 2014 NCAA South Central/West Regional Championship.   Todd coached 24 all-conference players, 18 GCAA All-American Scholars, 12 all-region selections, 5 All-Americans and 2 members of the NCAA All-Freshman Team.

In 2000 and 2001 Todd played golf professionally on the Golden Bear Tour, the Developmental Players Tour, Pro Tour Hawaii and the Tight Lies Tour.  A two-time Connecticut High School All-State Golf section, Todd attended Pepperdine University in California and graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree.  While at Pepperdine Todd was a member of the golf team and in 1997 the team captured the NCAA Division I National Championship.

Golf Advisor, H.K. & China

Iain Roberts has spent a lifetime in golf since first picking up a club at the age of 14. As player, coach, retailer, administrator and senior executive, he has vast experience in the game. His outstanding contribution to golf was given the ultimate recognition in 2015 when the Professional Golfers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland awarded him Master Professional status.  He turned professional in 1975 and earned full membership status of the PGA in 1979, eventually reaching a high enough standard to compete on the European Tour as a fully exempt player for the 1981 season. 

After his playing years Iain embarked on a 15-year stint as Club Professional at the prestigious Hong Kong Golf Club. As well as coaching a range of professional and amateur players, he supervised a highly regarded academy and ran the top-ranked golf shop in Asia. During this time he was also the Hong Kong national team coach.

He joined Mission Hills, in China as Group Executive Director in 2010, overseeing all golf operations.  After five years with Mission Hills, Iain left in 2016 to pursue new opportunities, which included coaching two-time Major winner Suzann Pettersen and, expanding the Iain Roberts Golf School.

Baseball Advisor, Asia-Pacific

Joe is a coach and strength and condition coach with Major League Baseball China. Joe was a stand-out high school player in Taiwan and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009. In his rookie season Joe hit a homerun on his first time at bat against the New York Yankees. After his time in the US Joe returned to Taiwan to attend college and now holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical & Sports Science from National Taiwan Sports University. Joe also holds certifications in strength and conditioning, and in sports science and nutrition.

UTR Counselor, Asia-Pacific

Isaiah is a leading expert in sports education in Asia, with strong roots in tennis and strength training. He is promoting science-based training methodologies for coaches. He is also the Director Coach of the Chinese Taipei Mini Tennis Association and is promoting tennis and UTR throughout Asia. He has worked in the past for many professional ATP and WTA events including the Taiwan Open.

Soccer Advisor, Asia-Pacific

Matt is a British ‘A’ licensed coach who holds experience in a variety of roles at college, academy, professional and international levels. Having coached professionally in the top tier leagues of the Philippines, Taiwan, and the 2nd tier leagues of China and Ghana, he is also the founder of the British Football Coaches Network and Matt Ward Consulting, both offering recruitment and soccer services across the globe at every level.

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ATHLETIC CONSULTANTS ASIA

5F, No. 108 Nanjing East Road, Section 5
105 Taipei, Taiwan
Tel +886 2 2742 5579

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