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Highlight Video Tips

Q: When is it legal to send emails or videos to a college coach?

Q: When is it legal to send emails or videos to a college coach?

A: Any time. High school prospective student-athletes can call or email college coaches at any time at their own expense. The rules only apply to when coaches are able to contact prospective student-athletes or their families. You can reach out to them at any time! […]

Q: What do I do if my high school coach isn’t sending out my film?

Q: What do I do if my high school coach isn’t sending out my film?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The #1 Rule to Get Noticed by College Coaches

The #1 Rule to Get Noticed by College Coaches

The #1 rule to memorize heading into this process is that in order for a coach to be interested in recruiting you, they MUST see you play—either in person or on video. Remind yourself of this over and over every time you find yourself frustrated […]

SETBACKS: Not Hearing Anything Back After Sending Video or Questionnaire

SETBACKS: Not Hearing Anything Back After Sending Video or Questionnaire

First off, this is normal for many players. You may have hundreds of unreturned phone calls and emails—I’m not exaggerating! It’s not always easy. For most of you, it won’t be easy. There could be a few issues: #1- Are you old enough for coaches […]

What’s Better – Highlight Video or Game Video

What’s Better – Highlight Video or Game Video

Which do coaches prefer? Have them both ready and included in what you mail/email to coaches, if possible. Coaches get tons of emails with YouTube/Hudl links and hard copies of DVDs from players and have a limited amount of time to go through unsolicited videos. […]

Highlight Videos: 15 Tips to Put Your Video Together

Highlight Videos: 15 Tips to Put Your Video Together

#1: Send highlights from varsity games only #2: Send recent highlights, games within the last year (unless you sat out due to injury) #3: Be sure to note your jersey number and jersey color (white/dark) so that coaches can identify you quickly #4: If possible, […]

How to Follow Up After a Coach Told You to Give them a Call or Send Video

How to Follow Up After a Coach Told You to Give them a Call or Send Video

Coaches normally mean what they say, and say what they mean. If a coach gives you their contact info and tells you to call them—call them, and call them soon! Often I would get calls from high school seniors or their parents, telling me they […]

8 Reasons Why Players May Begin to be Recruited – #6 – Highlight / Game Video

8 Reasons Why Players May Begin to be Recruited – #6 – Highlight / Game Video

#6: Sent a highlight video to the coaches and they were impressed In most sports, another quick way to get on a school’s radar is by sending in a copy of your highlight video. Remember, the only way a coach can tell if you are […]