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All Getting Noticed Injuries

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 come back from most injuries—it just takes plenty of extra patience, work and faith. This …

All Communicating with Coaches Getting Noticed

Q: I’m ready to send my info to colleges – what should I write in the letters to coaches?

A: The #1 Rule to getting coaches to notice you is that they MUST see you play—either on person or on tape—to have any legitimate interest in recruiting you. So before you send college coaches’ letters or emails, get your highlights and game film together and get them on YouTube or Hudl. Upload 3-5 minutes of highlights from the season …

All Communicating with Coaches Getting Noticed Highlight Video Tips

Q: Where do players send their film to be evaluated? Can they send it to college coaches directly?

A: Yes! Each coaching staff splits recruiting responsibilities, normally by location, position or grad year. For this reason, it is a big time and energy-saver to begin the process by contacting the coach who is responsible for recruiting your hometown or position. Once the recruiting coach has done their research on you, the position coach has done their evaluation, your …

All Getting Noticed What to Expect: Year-by-Year

Q: My daughter is a junior and a DII coach said if she’s not recruited by D1 schools by now that she never will be. True?

A: Everyone’s situation is different and college coaches are constantly evaluating talent and trying to find the best players available. From my experiences, there is no such thing as “too late” to coaches (even Division I coaches) if they think a prep player can help their team win. Period. Timing is important in the recruiting process—a program may only need …

AAU / Club Sports All Getting Noticed

Q: Does my child need to play on a high profile club/AAU team? Do coaches comb through all teams at tourneys and evaluate?

A: No, not necessarily. When coaches are evaluating players at tournaments, yes, they are looking for new talent that is not currently on their radar. But, they’re also there supporting players they are already interested in and actively recruiting, and even players who have already committed or signed. Even when a recruit commits or signs their NLI, the “recruiting” doesn’t …