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COACHES’ CORNER: KEEP EVERYTHING

COACHES’ CORNER: KEEP EVERYTHING

A unique characteristic among great coaches is that they are coaching packrats—they keep every game plan, drill, practice schedule, bowl schedule, pre-season plan, self-scout, camp packet, team rulebook, budget, recruiting philosophy, workout manual, motivational quote and more! They all have binders and binders full of […]

COACHES’ CORNER: SELLING YOURSELF IN RECRUITING – GENUINE PERSONALITY

COACHES’ CORNER: SELLING YOURSELF IN RECRUITING – GENUINE PERSONALITY

A championship team is made up of puzzle pieces of different personalities, and it’s okay for there to be unique personas and personal strengths throughout the staff. What’s more important than conforming personalities, is that everyone is working towards the same GOALS. Fake and phony […]

COACHES’ CORNER: SELLING YOUR PROGRAM – TIPS FOR CONVOS WITH RECRUITS

COACHES’ CORNER: SELLING YOUR PROGRAM – TIPS FOR CONVOS WITH RECRUITS

DIRECT CONTACT INFO: Get their direct cell phone number and email address and confirm their correct social media accounts. Give them your direct contact info and tell them to call you whenever, especially if they are too young to contact under NCAA rules. REMIND THEM: […]

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

As you move up throughout your career you will need allies in the front office, not just in coaching circles. If you eventually aspire to be a head coach– next year or 10 years from now– you need to invest some time building relationships with […]

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AMONGST ASSISTANT COACHES

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AMONGST ASSISTANT COACHES

A trust test of a great head coach is not only their ability to put together a great coaching staff, but to manage one that can work together effectively. Whether you are a head coach or an assistant coach, you will be dealing with staff […]

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PREP COACHES

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PREP COACHES

Simply put– your network and relationships with prep coaches will #1- be the key to signing recruits and #2- be the key to getting future jobs. The best philosophy is this: you need to treat every prep coach as if they have a top prospect […]

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARENTS OF RECRUITS

COACHES’ CORNER: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARENTS OF RECRUITS

Before you even make your first call, always keep in mind that Mom and Dad often hold the veto card. As this is the first major decision most players are making– no matter how independent or tough they seem — recruits often go to their […]

COACHES’ CORNER: DON’T BURN BRIDGES WHEN KIDS CHANGE THEIR MINDS

COACHES’ CORNER: DON’T BURN BRIDGES WHEN KIDS CHANGE THEIR MINDS

Throughout your career, you will occasionally have great players fall into your lap with little or no work at all—signed, sealed and delivered with no stress. You will also have other players change their mind and sign elsewhere at the last minute after years of […]

SELLING YOURSELF: 39 TIPS WHEN TAKING OVER A NEW JOB

SELLING YOURSELF: 39 TIPS WHEN TAKING OVER A NEW JOB

Your first few months on a new campus will be a blur—be sure to have a well-thought out plan for your first few days, weeks and months of what is of the utmost importance! TIPS: Eliminate the unnecessary from your schedule. A few minutes here […]

ACADEMICS: LIKELIHOOD OF GRADUATION

ACADEMICS: LIKELIHOOD OF GRADUATION

A common philosophy that many great coaches have is to primarily recruit players who have a high likelihood of graduating from the University. If not, it’s a stressful life working with a roster full of players who are borderline-eligible every semester. The stress is often […]


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8 Reasons Why Players May Begin to be Recruited

8 Reasons Why Players May Begin to be Recruited

Players may begin to be recruited by college coaches if they…

#1: Were named as a great player by a reputable scouting service on a national or regional report that the coaches subscribe to

#2: Had impressive regional or national combine results (height, weight, speed, vertical, stats, notes) that were sent to the coaches

#3: Were an impressive player at a tournament or game where college coaches were scouting

#4: Were recommended by your high school or AAU coach, especially if your coach has had success throughout their career or has an established relationship with particular college coaches

#5: Stood out as a great player at a college or university camp

#6: Sent a highlight or game video to the coaches and they were impressed

#7: Were offered by a rival or comparable school within the conference or region

#8: Political ties (a best friend of a top recruit or family member of an influential person within the University or Athletic Department)