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Getting Noticed

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

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 […]

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?

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?

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 […]

Q: How do you get colleges from other states to recruit you?

Q: How do you get colleges from other states to recruit you?

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?

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?

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?

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 […]

Q: I want a certain coach or school to come watch me play, how do I get them to come to my game?

Q: I want a certain coach or school to come watch me play, how do I get them to come to my game?

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 […]

Q: Do athletic recruiting agencies work? Are they worth the money?

Q: Do athletic recruiting agencies work? Are they worth the money?

A: No, not really. My advice: never pay a recruiting service to send your information to universities, especially larger Division I schools. At competitive Division I programs, stacks of athlete resumes aren’t taken serious or even looked at, in most cases. If you have to […]

Q: How do I get recruited if I live in a small town where coaches don’t recruit or if my team isn’t very good?

Q: How do I get recruited if I live in a small town where coaches don’t recruit or if my team isn’t very good?

A: One of the most common questions or worries that I hear is, “Help, I live in the middle of nowhere, nobody will ever find me” or “My team sucks, nobody will ever come to my school to scout me.” WRONG! This is one of […]