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Evaluations

Q: Does size play a role in recruiting or do coaches focus solely on skill?

Q: Does size play a role in recruiting or do coaches focus solely on skill?

A: Coaches are evaluating skill, size, strength and speed. Most players may not be great at all four, but being exceptional with any of those qualities can help you get on the map or get the recruiting conversations going. Never let someone tell you that […]

Q: Is it possible to get recruited if I’m not a starter?

Q: Is it possible to get recruited if I’m not a starter?

A: Yes but it will be tough. Coaches are looking for players who can help them WIN. Period. Players who can consistently provide at least one skill that can affect the outcome of the game. Even if you aren’t a starter, that doesn’t have to […]

Q: What if I am undersized or underweight, can I still be considered for a scholarship?

Q: What if I am undersized or underweight, can I still be considered for a scholarship?

A: Great size is a trait that can help you get on the recruiting map, often even if coaches haven’t had the chance to evaluate your skills or see you play. But, what happens if you have the skill but not great size? Will getting […]

Q: What grade to college coaches start looking at you?

Q: What grade to college coaches start looking at you?

A: While they can’t contact you until sometime around your junior year (it varies by sport), coaches are researching and compiling lists of top sophomores and freshmen, sometimes even younger. Coaches work off a list of players that they are recruiting, let’s call it their […]

Q: What is the best way to stand out to college coaches?

Q: What is the best way to stand out to college coaches?

A: Here are seven keys to impressing coaches… 1. FUNDAMENTALS, FUNDAMENTALS, FUNDAMENTALS! Execute your responsibility! Be focused! Play to the whistle! Coaches are looking for players who can make every play thrown their way—not just that one ESPN-type highlight. MASTER the simple skills of your […]

Will Suspensions Ruin My Recruitment?

Will Suspensions Ruin My Recruitment?

One of a coach’s toughest jobs during the recruiting process is to evaluate the risk vs. reward with players. All coaches in America ask themselves: “Will I sign a more talented player with off-the-field issues or mistakes in their past… or will I sign a […]

Respond to Questionnaires

Respond to Questionnaires

At every program I’ve worked we’ve gotten daily calls, letters and emails requesting a questionnaire. This isn’t usually a helpful or efficient way to get on a coach’s radar, particularly at many Division I schools. Again, the only true way to get the school to […]

What Makes You Unique? Get an Edge…

What Makes You Unique? Get an Edge…

If you are looking for an edge in recruiting, a way to separate yourself from the other players at your level and to climb into the next level of competition—think about how you can become unique, how can you separate yourself? What can you become […]

Truth: Coaches are Evaluating EVERYTHING About You

Truth: Coaches are Evaluating EVERYTHING About You

When making decisions about which players to offer, once coaches have decided that you have the athletic talent to potentially be a prospect for them– they begin evaluating you entirely. They watch your behavior on the bench, how you take coaching, how you interact with […]

How to Get Coach’s Contact Info & to Get an Evaluation of Your Video

How to Get Coach’s Contact Info & to Get an Evaluation of Your Video

– Find the official athletic department website. Google it! – Most official university athletic websites have a ‘Department Directory’ or a ‘Staff Directory’ link. Find the phone number for the Athletic Department switchboard or the direct number for you specific sport. Some schools list direct […]