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Month: July 2018

COMMITTING: What You Need to Know

COMMITTING: What You Need to Know

Committing to a coach and program will be one of the most exciting and proud achievements of your life. It can also be a pressure-filled situation, as many coaches will begin to put pressure on you at some point during the recruiting process to get […]

Recruiting Cycle: From Adding You to Their “Watch List” to Your First Day on College Campus

Recruiting Cycle: From Adding You to Their “Watch List” to Your First Day on College Campus

Like life, like nature, recruiting follows a cycle. There is an information-gathering period, an evaluation period, a getting-to-know- you stage, an offer, a woo-ing stage and a closing stage. At each stage, coaches drop players from their list and begin to narrow down their top […]

Before Recruiting You, Coaches Ask Themselves “Can They Get Into School Academically?”

Before Recruiting You, Coaches Ask Themselves “Can They Get Into School Academically?”

The first question a college coach will ask once they are sold on you as a player is, “Can they get into school academically?” Before you will be able to accept an athletic scholarship, practice and compete you will need to register with the NCAA […]

If Getting No Interest, Start with Local Schools

If Getting No Interest, Start with Local Schools

Since one of the first questions a coach will ask you is “Who have you been offered by?” you’ll be taken much more seriously if you can give them some names! If coaches know that you already have offers, it tells them that you have […]

Should I Pay Recruiting Services to Get My Name Out to Coaches?

Should I Pay Recruiting Services to Get My Name Out to Coaches?

Here is a tip to save you a few bucks—Never pay a recruiting service to send your information to universities, especially larger Division I schools. First off, this book will teach you to find the contact information that you need and to put together your […]

The First Question College Coaches Will Ask You… “What Offers Do You Have?”

The First Question College Coaches Will Ask You… “What Offers Do You Have?”

You finally get a college coach on the phone or in front of you! You are halfway there! After the introductions and small talk, one of the first questions that they will ask you is, “What other schools have offered you?” PAUSE. Don’t worry, there […]

The #1 Rule to Get Noticed by College Coaches

The #1 Rule to Get Noticed by College Coaches

The #1 rule to memorize heading into this process is that in order for a coach to be interested in recruiting you, they MUST see you play—either in person or on video. Remind yourself of this over and over every time you find yourself frustrated […]

How Many High School Players Make it to the NCAA Level?

How Many High School Players Make it to the NCAA Level?

Having the opportunity to become an NCAA athlete, scholarship or walk-on player, is an honor. Only a small percentage of high school players actually move on to compete at the NCAA level, by sport: Football: 6.8% Men’s Basketball: 3.4% Women’s Basketball: 3.9% Baseball: 7.1% Men’s […]

Scholarship Offers: Earned, Not Given!

Scholarship Offers: Earned, Not Given!

THE SCHOLARSHIP OFFER! What is the answer to the million dollar question—what can I do to put myself in the best position possible to get a collegiate athletic scholarship? Instead of starting this “how-to” at the very beginning with Step #1, I will start at […]

What to Expect: 14 Tips for Your First Year as a Collegiate Student-Athlete

What to Expect: 14 Tips for Your First Year as a Collegiate Student-Athlete

As an athlete, let your actions speak louder than your words! College coaches make a million promises during the recruiting process, understand it won’t be as easy for you as they’ve made it sound. There will be adjustments and tough times, but they brought you […]