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 […]
Athletic Scholarship Advice for student-athletes
A: Your coaches can help you get your foot in the door, but you can also get the process started without them. Believe it or not, a lot of high school coaches don’t send out much film or help their players be proactive with the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A: If you’re interested in attending school out of state, and they’re not coming to you… go to them! One of the first overall decisions to think about during the recruiting process is: do you want to go to school close to home, or do […]
Q: I didn’t have a good junior year, is there any way I can get looks my senior year? Is junior year the most important year?
A: Yes, recruiting can pick up or even begin your senior year. If you have little or no interest after your junior year you have a few options. The most important things to remember if you are in this situation are that you must be […]
Q: You talk about scouts in my area, how do I get them to notice me or how do I get my info to them?
A: There are scouts in many regions that are scouting local tournaments and players in the area. You are probably aware of the National Top 100 lists for many sports, run by websites and media members. If you happen to be named to such Top […]
Q: Coaches want to switch my position but I think I’m too slow for that new position. What should I do?
A: Coaches are going to have an idea of what position they will use you at. Depending on your base size, speed and general skills (ball handling, ball control, hands, burst, toughness, ability to play defense)—they have a pretty good idea of where they want […]
A: Coaches need a REASON to come see you as a prospective student-athlete, it’s an investment and they are very selective about how they spend their time and budget. Coaches are investing travel time, flights, hotel stays, nights away from their family, practice time with […]