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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 […]

Q: A school is sending mail, coming to see me play or has invited me to camp—how do I go about asking for an Unofficial Visit?

Q: A school is sending mail, coming to see me play or has invited me to camp—how do I go about asking for an Unofficial Visit?

A: As coaches are evaluating prospects and prioritizing their recruits, they want you to do your research and be just as proactive and involved with the process as they are. While college coaches first must be interested in your athletic and academic abilities they love […]

Q: Will colleges give you free tickets to a game for an Unofficial Visit?

Q: Will colleges give you free tickets to a game for an Unofficial Visit?

A: Yes, during an Unofficial Visit, the institution may offer a maximum of three complimentary admissions (issued only through a pass list) to a home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of a member institution’s main campus, in which the institution’s intercollegiate […]

Q: Are Junior Days invitation only?

Q: Are Junior Days invitation only?

A: Yes, coaches have been putting together their preliminary ‘Watch Lists’ of prospects for each class, even if players are too young to contact or recruit. These are just their base lists, their early lists—used to get the process going for the next recruitable class. […]