Who We Are

The A4A team is composed of former athletes and sports-related business people which includes, former Division I & II scholarship athletes, current coaches, and professional athletes! We are all about success in all facets of athletics, academics, and business! 



As a former college athlete and parent of a recruited collegiate basketball player, Steve understands what it is like to go through the college recruiting process. He has been in and around sports his entire life – including an over twenty-five year career in the athletic club industry – and has coached in one capacity or another for the past seventeen years. Steve has a passion for sports and helping athletes reach their potential.

Through his guidance, Steve educates the families on how to realistically assess their child’s level of talent, and provides a path to take full advantage of the educational and life benefits that could be earned through playing sports at the collegiate level. After over thirteen years as President of A4A, Steve has been responsible for successfully guiding hundreds of families and athletes through the college recruiting process.





As the eldest son of Steve Britschgi, Founder and President of Advocates For Athletes, Inc., Spencer was the driving force behind the A4A concept as a highly recruited student-athlete. Through his ten years with A4A, he has learned firsthand the intricacies of the recruiting process and sincerely understands the importance of athletes finding their best college fit. Spencer has been an integral part of the company's growth and currently is serving as Vice President for A4A. He holds previous roles as Researcher, Bay Area - East Bay Manager, and Social Media Director.

As a former collegiate basketball player, Spencer understands the recruiting process well. He was a two-time WCAL All-League player on the St. Francis High School's Varsity Basketball team (Mt. View, CA), where he was instrumental in leading them to the State Championship. He was recruited to play at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, the host of the famous Maui Invitational, and then recruited to Cal State East Bay (Hayward, CA), where he completed his basketball career. Spencer has helped countless student athletes in a variety of sports to help fulfill their dream of playing at the collegiate level. His deep passion for sports, strong will to win, and experience with the recruiting process, make him invaluable to all the student-athletes he works with.





Tre Mauldin is a former collegiate and professional athlete and has a deep passion for all sports. He was a four-year Varsity Basketball player in high school and received a scholarship to play Men's Basketball at California State University East Bay (Hayward, CA). While attending East Bay, Tre earned his B.S. Degree in Kinesiology as well as an M.S. Degree in Kinesiology-Performance Psychology.

Tre has coached in many organizations across the state of California such as The Golden State Warriors, USA Basketball, De La Salle High School, and multiple AAU programs in an effort to help athletes reach their full potential. He has been working for A4A for over three years now as an Area Manager and currently is serving as the Director of Student Athlete Recruitment. He continues to consult, train, and coach athletes across the country today.

Tre is married to his wife, Rachel, and is a proud father of two children, Kaiden and Ellie. As a highly recruited athlete, and now a father himself, Tre understands the emotions and sacrifices that take place for everyone involved. He uses his experience, knowledge, and passion to help student-athletes find their best college fit!





10 years of experience creating video highlights as a video production specialist at A4A. I provide full-service media production from shooting events, editing, and creating highlight videos that showcase the student athletes’ skills and techniques. I have the expertise to produce videos that the coaches are looking for and the best ways to highlight your student-athlete.

You can view a sample of my highlight videos at






Jake Britschgi, the youngest son of Steve Britschgi, has been involved with A4A since its birth. As a standout athlete in his own right, he played football and basketball in high school, but due to receiving too many concussions in his junior year, his athletic career was cut short. But, his passion for sports never died. Jake understands the seriousness of sports injuries as concussions became a large part of his life, but this injury only pushed him to find another way he could still leverage his competitive edge outside of sports.

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Sport Management degree, Jake found his passion in tech sales. He rose through the ranks and has been running Business Development teams at software startups in SF/Bay Area for the past five years. Over time he has coached, trained, and developed over 100 young professionals out of college and led them down their own sales/marketing journey.

Jake's experience in Marketing and Business Development is the perfect fit for his role as Director of Business Development and Marketing as A4A continues to grow. Jake has now helped multiple companies in San Francisco bring in new business through creative sales and marketing campaigns. He loves to push the envelope with his creative ideas and strategies and find new ways to support any business where it's needed. Whether it is on the field or in the office, Jake carries his competitive edge with him wherever he goes.