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Coaches Tips

SELLING PROGRAM: DEVELOPING & MARKETING YOUR SELLING POINTS

SELLING PROGRAM: DEVELOPING & MARKETING YOUR SELLING POINTS

Competition is intense between programs across ALL levels. Even at elite programs, universities that seem like they would be an easy sell: they’re in heated competitions with 3-5 other elite schools for their top prospects. Believe me, no coach or school has it “easy!” For […]

COACHES CORNER: UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC SELLING POINTS

COACHES CORNER: UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC SELLING POINTS

Since academics are a key decision factor for most parents, and for some prospects, get to know key selling points for both the University and the Athletic Department. You want to have your facts straight and be well-versed in your campus knowledge! Have your staff […]

Coaches Corner: UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS POLICIES

Coaches Corner: UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS POLICIES

A huge resource-waster for you: putting a ton of travel time and money into recruiting a player who will never be admitted into the University. Every Admissions Office is different. Each school varies greatly on their admissions standards and how flexible they are with the […]

Coaches Corner: CAN THEY BE SUCCESSFUL WITHIN THE SYSTEM, PROGRAM AND UNIVERSITY?

Coaches Corner: CAN THEY BE SUCCESSFUL WITHIN THE SYSTEM, PROGRAM AND UNIVERSITY?

Transfers are inevitable—they happen in every program and under every head coach. As you are evaluating players from every angle – take a good look at the probability that they can be successful within your system, under that head coach, at that school and in […]

Coaches Corner: EVALUATING RISK VS. REWARD

Coaches Corner: EVALUATING RISK VS. REWARD

One of the toughest aspects of evaluating top players is analyzing risk versus reward, if you encounter red flags during your research. You will likely come across players who can be big playmakers for you– everything impresses you– until you start getting info that they […]

Coaches Corner: Evaluating if recruits are a fit for the head coach?

Coaches Corner: Evaluating if recruits are a fit for the head coach?

As an assistant coach you may have aspirations to be a head coach one day— even one day very soon. You’re sure to have a vision of how you would build your team, your style of play and the type of recruits you’d go after. […]

Virtual Team Building Activities

Virtual Team Building Activities

Great teams have strong relationships that are built on trust and genuine friendships — among players, coaches and staff. It’s impossible to win at a high level without trust, relationships and communication. Here are a few team-building activities that can be done remotely or safely […]

COACHES CORNER: Importance of Being Organized & Collecting Info

COACHES CORNER: Importance of Being Organized & Collecting Info

One of the biggest difference-makers in recruiting is organization as a staff, you can quickly get overwhelmed and running in 50 different directions without a system. Organization and consistency will help you get through stressful times, your day-by-day job is unpredictable, so being organized and […]

Coaches Corner: 8 Ways to Discover Players – RECOMMENDED BY PREP COACHES

Coaches Corner: 8 Ways to Discover Players – RECOMMENDED BY PREP COACHES

#4: High school and AAU coach recommendations, particularly if the prep coach has had success throughout their career or has an established relationship with you You will need to make daily recruiting calls to prep coaches, and this needs to be a habit you develop […]