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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 not worth it! Ultimately, you want to be able to recruit players who will transition …

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ACADEMICS: YOUR PLAYERS IMPROVE

Similar to showing that your players improve on-field, it’s important to track their academic and off-field improvements as well. Are their GPA’s improving? Can you show position GPA increases and team GPA increases semester-to-semester or year-to-year? Can you increase your number of Athletic Department or Conference Academic Honor Roll honorees? Track and improve these academic numbers for added recruiting power, …

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EVALUATIONS: EVALUATING INTANGIBLES

Stats, measurables and video can tell you a lot—but the ultimate difference-maker when evaluating players is understanding and confirming intangibles. Every championship-caliber player and coach that I’ve worked for has had strong intangibles. Discuss as a staff the top 5-10 characteristics you would like for your team to play with. Great qualities to look for beyond position skill, size and …