Parents

Q: What is the best way to verify that a school or coach is right for your child?

Q: What is the best way to verify that a school or coach is right for your child?

A: Whether helping your child choose a school as a blue-chip prospect with 50 scholarship offers or as a Division III non-scholarship athlete, it is very important to develop personal selection criteria that will help them through the process – and prioritize it based on […]

Q: Is it mandatory that I register for the NCAA Eligibility Center, and when do I need to do so?

Q: Is it mandatory that I register for the NCAA Eligibility Center, and when do I need to do so?

A: Yes, in order to play either NCAA DI or DII sports you must be cleared through the NCAA Eligibility Center, a process that requires you to register online at www.EligibilityCenter.org. It’s best to register at the end of your sophomore season or early in […]

15 Thoughts for Addressing Issues with Your Child’s Coach

15 Thoughts for Addressing Issues with Your Child’s Coach

I often hear the phrase, “My coach is against me,” or “My child’s coach shows favoritism towards other players.” Yes, favoritism does sometimes happen and yes, almost every player feels their coach is against them at some point. (These are intended for college-aged players but […]

Home Visits: Trying to Close the Deal with Official Visits & In-Home Visits

Home Visits: Trying to Close the Deal with Official Visits & In-Home Visits

There are two important events that take place in the recruiting process, both revolving around that ‘at home’ feeling— Official/Unofficial Visits and in-home visits. To recruiters, there is no place like home! Remember that it’s very important to get to the campus of the school […]

What to Expect: 14 Tips for Your First Year as a Collegiate Student-Athlete

What to Expect: 14 Tips for Your First Year as a Collegiate Student-Athlete

As an athlete, let your actions speak louder than your words! College coaches make a million promises during the recruiting process, understand it won’t be as easy for you as they’ve made it sound. There will be adjustments and tough times, but they brought you […]

VOCAB: NCAA Recruiting Definitions

VOCAB: NCAA Recruiting Definitions

Important Terms to Know From the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete… Contact: A contact happens any time a college coach says more than hello during a face-to-face meeting with you or your parents off the college’s campus. Contact period: During a contact period, […]

20 Signs of a Successful College Coach

20 Signs of a Successful College Coach

#1: They demand perfection in everything that you do, even off-the- field #2: They understand that winning is the only thing that they will be judged on and can balance game preparations, strategy and player development with other job requirements that don’t necessarily effect wins […]

Committing: 30 Factors Recruits Consider When Selecting a School

Committing: 30 Factors Recruits Consider When Selecting a School

Players choose schools for a variety of reasons, many recruits focusing on a key three or four factors they must-have when making their decision. Below are a list of 30 factors (some good and some worthless) that players consider when making their decisions: #1 – […]

20 Signs a Coach is Considering You for a Scholarship

20 Signs a Coach is Considering You for a Scholarship

Below are 20 signs that a college coach is interested in recruiting you. Depending on their interest level, their actions will vary. Remember, depending on your age, there are limits on to how coaches can recruit you and what type of contact they can have […]

Freshman Year: What to Expect & How to Prepare

Freshman Year: What to Expect & How to Prepare

:: FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS… within your sport and become a master of those! Don’t worry about the recruiting process; focus all of your energy on being the best player that you can be and on being a great leader and teammate. The better you play, […]