Selection Factors

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: I have never been on an Official Visit, what should I expect?

Q: I have never been on an Official Visit, what should I expect?

A: On both Official and Unofficial visits, coaches are trying to both get to know you better and want you get a better understanding of them, what they have to offer and to get to know their coaching staff and players. It’s a two-way street […]

Q: What exactly should I be looking for on visits?

Q: What exactly should I be looking for on visits?

A: Whether choosing a school as a blue-chip prospect with 50 scholarship offers or as a Division III non-scholarship athlete, the process of choosing a school can be time consuming and overwhelming. It’s important to develop your personal selection criteria that will help you through […]

Q: How do I ask for scholarship money without looking like I’m just in it for the money?

Q: How do I ask for scholarship money without looking like I’m just in it for the money?

A: Realistically, for many players, money WILL be a major decision factor when selecting a future school. Colleges vary greatly with the costs of tuition, room and board, course-related books, fees, along with transportation and extra expenses you may have such as cell phone bills, […]

Q: How can I evaluate the coaches who are recruiting me? What separates a good coach from a great one?

Q: How can I evaluate the coaches who are recruiting me? What separates a good coach from a great one?

A: During the recruiting process, college coaches are evaluating hundreds of thousands of athletes across the country. Your job as prospects and families of prospective student-athletes is to also do your research and evaluations of the coaches and programs who are recruiting you! Not every […]

Scholarship Money: What Will YOUR Scholarship Offer Include?

Scholarship Money: What Will YOUR Scholarship Offer Include?

Realistically, for many players, money WILL be a major decision factor when selecting a future school. Colleges vary greatly with the costs of tuition, room and board, course-related books, fees, along with transportation and extra expenses you may have such as cell phone bills, clothing, […]

Selection Factors: Write Thoughts in the Moment & Keep Detailed Notes

Selection Factors: Write Thoughts in the Moment & Keep Detailed Notes

As you take Unofficial Visits, Official Visits and spend countless hours talking with coaches on the phone, it’s easy for your thoughts and impressions to begin to blend together weeks later once you’re home. A great practice is keep a notebook, with space for each […]

Official Visits/Unofficial Visits – What to Expect

Official Visits/Unofficial Visits – What to Expect

On Official and Unofficial visits, coaches are trying to both get to know you better and let you get a better understanding of them. It’s a two-way street and visits are their opportunities to show you what they have to offer. The important takeaway from […]

10 Must-Ask Questions During the Recruiting Process

10 Must-Ask Questions During the Recruiting Process

10 MUST-ASK QUESTIONS DURING THE RECRUITING PROCESS AND DURING OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL VISITS #1: What are grad rates of your sport nationally, and how do they compare to the schools that you are looking at? Does that university and your specific team graduate their players? What percentage […]

… More Questions to Ask During Recruiting Process

… More Questions to Ask During Recruiting Process

Whether choosing 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 your personal selection criteria that will help you through the process – and prioritize it based on your non- negotiables […]