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Q: I’m at a Junior College and want to transfer to an NCAA school, what do I do?

Q: I’m at a Junior College and want to transfer to an NCAA school, what do I do?

A: Coaches recruit Junior College players in the same way as they recruit high school players. In fact, many NCAA programs and coaches put quality time into scouting and evaluating Junior College players every season. If you are playing at a Junior College and aren’t […]

Q: What are the disadvantages of going to a JuCo before going to an NCAA program?

Q: What are the disadvantages of going to a JuCo before going to an NCAA program?

A: None, other than not spending all four years at an NCAA campus and coming in as a freshman with your signing class. I’ve worked with several players who began their playing career at a Junior College, and several who went on to play professionally. […]

Q: How does the recruiting process work with Junior College programs? How do I get in touch with JuCo coaches?

Q: How does the recruiting process work with Junior College programs? How do I get in touch with JuCo coaches?

A: The Junior College route is a great one for players who feel they aren’t getting the interest from NCAA schools that they want to play for. Most NCAA programs and coaches put quality time into scouting and recruiting Junior College players so it’s definitely […]

Q: Can Junior Colleges offer me athletic scholarships like NCAA programs?

Q: Can Junior Colleges offer me athletic scholarships like NCAA programs?

A: Yes, you can receive athletic scholarships to many Junior Colleges programs that include tuition, fees, room, board, books, course-related materials and transportation costs (one time per academic year). Each school varies with what type of athletic scholarship aid they are able to offer— ranging […]

Q: What is the best way to verify that a school or coach is right for your child?

Q: What is the best way to verify that a school or coach is right for your child?

A: Whether helping your child choose a school as a blue-chip prospect with 50 scholarship offers or as a Division III non-scholarship athlete, it is very important to develop personal selection criteria that will help them through the process – and prioritize it based on […]

Q: I was getting recruited by multiple schools last year, but had a season-ending injury. I’m back now, how do I get recruited again?

Q: I was getting recruited by multiple schools last year, but had a season-ending injury. I’m back now, how do I get recruited again?

A: Injuries, in most cases, are more mentally challenging than physically challenging to recover from. And depending on when your injury occurs (freshman year vs. junior year), you may have a little tougher route to getting scholarship offers, but it’s not impossible. Yes, you can […]

Q: At what point do injures become a factor in recruiting?

Q: At what point do injures become a factor in recruiting?

A: One of the toughest adversities all athletes face are injuries, particularly season-ending or career-ending injuries. From my experiences, they are much tougher mentally on most players than physically and a setback you can likely overcome. From a recruiting standpoint, not all season-ending injuries will […]

Q: When should I contact a coach about walking on to the team?

Q: When should I contact a coach about walking on to the team?

A: Within many programs, walk-on slots are just as competitive as scholarship spots. Many teams have children of former players, boosters and university staff on their roster as walk-ons. If you think your opportunity will come as a walk-on, it’s best to approach coaches in […]

Q: If I walk-on and am good, can I eventually earn scholarship money and/or get playing time?

Q: If I walk-on and am good, can I eventually earn scholarship money and/or get playing time?

A: Yes, if you are able to provide quality backup minutes to a starter, you will probably earn playing time and possibly a scholarship – but it may take you a few seasons. I’ve worked with walk-ons who saw significant playing time, who earned scholarships […]

Q: How can I become a preferred walk-on?

Q: How can I become a preferred walk-on?

A: Walk-ons make the team in two ways: as a preferred walk-on or through a tryout. Believe it or not, walk-on spots at many schools are just as competitive as scholarship spots—they are very limited! To become a preferred walk-on, coaches need to see you […]