Coach Santiago

"Helping Athletes Gain Ground on Athletic Dreams"

Coach DJ Santiago, Founder of Aspiring Athletes, Inc. has been involved in sports and business for over 20 years. For the past 15 years he was one of the most successful youth sports entrepreneurs in the country. His accolades include generating over 10 million dollars in cumulative sales, helping over 300 athletes gain scholarship/grants, and being featured on the front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer section as a business to watch. Coach DJ Santiago has trained, recruited and mentored over 60 youth coaches in his time growing his footprint within the coaching world.  Prior to starting Aspiring Athletes DJ Santiago was an inner city at risk youth coming from a broken home with a dream of exceeding all expectations by playing sports professionally. In 1998 he was able to achieve that by signing professionally with the Cincinnati Reds organization becoming the first professional athlete from his High School in 36 years. Upon his retirement with no formal business training he again became motivated to overcome all odds and become a business leader and impact his community through coaching the next generation of athletes.    DJ in 2017 wrote his first book “Play sports for a reason not for season” which is the parental guide to nurturing an athlete through the journey of youth sports. In 2018 he began his public speaking career focused providing inspiration to those looking to overcome obstacles, develop grit and learn to win consistently. DJ believes  that anyone can become a winner with the proper motivation and willingness to use past experiences to their benefit.  Today he is a family man, public speaker, nationally sought after college placement consultant, business consultant and board member for the Believe In Dreams Foundation for inner city youth. 


Call Coach: 407-745-0509
Website: www.coachsantiago.com
Twitter @coachsantiago
Instagram @coachsantiago
Email me: dj@coachsantiago.com

The goal of the “Aspiring Athletes VIP 1-on-1"  mentoring program is provide you the players/parents with the truth about how the business of amateur sports works and how you can prepare for it moving forward. Nothing is a worse feeling then spending a ton of money and time thinking you were going places just to find out that you got taken advantage of or were not prepared to ask the right questions. Coach Santiago prepares you to make INVESTMENTS into your future not just spend your money in the sport your child is in currently.
1.     Schedule a call to interview with Coach Santiago
2.     Get accepted into the program
3.     Make Your Package Selection
4.     Schedule your first call and start getting recruited in 60 days!
*·Access Aspiring Athletes U     
* One-on-One monthly Coaching through the process of your journey focused on solving your issues·            
* Templates on emails, calls, & text to coaches·      
* Role plays with Coach Santiago on how to navigate recruiting or sales of youth services·      
* All the news on whats happening inside the world of youth sports
Quite simply certainty......certainty that all that could have been done will be done to get a scholarship and play sports at the next level. Coach Santiago removes "HOPE" and replaces it with "CERTAINTY" so the player can focus on playing and family can rest assured they have their own personal advocate while they chase a dream.

Coach Santiago

"Helping Athletes Gain Ground on Athletic Dreams"

Who is the coach?

Coach DJ Santiago, Founder of Aspiring Athletes, Inc. has been involved in sports and business for over 20 years. For the past 15 years he was one of the most successful youth sports entrepreneurs in the country. His accolades include generating over 10 million dollars in cumulative sales, helping over 300 athletes gain scholarship/grants, and being featured on the front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer section as a business to watch. Coach DJ Santiago has trained, recruited and mentored over 60 youth coaches in his time growing his footprint within the coaching world.  Prior to starting Aspiring Athletes DJ Santiago was an inner city at risk youth coming from a broken home with a dream of exceeding all expectations by playing sports professionally. In 1998 he was able to achieve that by signing professionally with the Cincinnati Reds organization becoming the first professional athlete from his High School in 36 years. Upon his retirement with no formal business training he again became motivated to overcome all odds and become a business leader and impact his community through coaching the next generation of athletes.    DJ in 2017 wrote his first book “Play sports for a reason not for season” which is the parental guide to nurturing an athlete through the journey of youth sports. In 2018 he began his public speaking career focused providing inspiration to those looking to overcome obstacles, develop grit and learn to win consistently. DJ believes  that anyone can become a winner with the proper motivation and willingness to use past experiences to their benefit.  Today he is a family man, public speaker, nationally sought after college placement consultant, business consultant and board member for the Believe In Dreams Foundation for inner city youth. 


Call Coach: 407-745-0509
Website: www.coachsantiago.com
Twitter @coachsantiago
Instagram @coachsantiago
Email me: dj@coachsantiago.com

Lets connect!!

Questions most often asked to Coach

The goal of the “Aspiring Athletes VIP 1-on-1"  mentoring program is provide you the players/parents with the truth about how the business of amateur sports works and how you can prepare for it moving forward. Nothing is a worse feeling then spending a ton of money and time thinking you were going places just to find out that you got taken advantage of or were not prepared to ask the right questions. Coach Santiago prepares you to make INVESTMENTS into your future not just spend your money in the sport your child is in currently.
1.     Schedule a call to interview with Coach Santiago
2.     Get accepted into the program
3.     Make Your Package Selection
4.     Schedule your first call and start getting recruited in 60 days!
*·Access Aspiring Athletes U     
* One-on-One monthly Coaching through the process of your journey focused on solving your issues·            
* Templates on emails, calls, & text to coaches·      
* Role plays with Coach Santiago on how to navigate recruiting or sales of youth services·      
* All the news on whats happening inside the world of youth sports
Quite simply certainty......certainty that all that could have been done will be done to get a scholarship and play sports at the next level. Coach Santiago removes "HOPE" and replaces it with "CERTAINTY" so the player can focus on playing and family can rest assured they have their own personal advocate while they chase a dream.