I want to make a great impression at a showcase but I lack size, do you have some tips for me?

I want to make a great impression at a showcase but I lack size, do you have some tips for me?

Never let your size dictate whether you will get a scholarship or not– if you have talent, you can find offers somewhere.

Your opportunities may be a little more limited, especially at first. Some head coaches won’t look at undersized players if you don’t meet minimum requirements set by their staff, but other staffs will take a chance if you have athletic abilities that can make up for your lack of size.

Coaches are evaluating skill, size and speed/strength, and at these events they’re looking for great hustle, great position fundamentals, your “motor,” leadership, attitude, how you take coaching and how you respond after any missteps.

You may need to make a position change, but as long as you can find a way to help a team win, a coach will buy into your passion and likely give you an opportunity. If it’s not happening for you by your senior year, consider attending a JuCo first to get stronger, faster and more developed.

There are over $500 million dollars in scholarships awarded at the NAIA level at over 250 schools. Be open to looking outside of the NCAA, there are plenty of great NAIA opportunities that can provide an education, life-long experiences and an opportunity to be a collegiate athlete.

At the end of the process, you just need to find that one coaching staff who believes in you! If playing college sports is truly your goal, you will need to pound the pavement by sending out emails, making phone calls and attending events.

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A.P. Bah Bioh brings over 16 seasons of experience to 1,001 Recruit Tips, having worked for some of the best recruiters in sports, including three "National Coach of the Year" winners -- Urban Meyer, Frank Haith and Jim Larranaga -- along with 70+ NCAA coaches while at Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and the University of Miami. Working primarily with football and men's basketball, Bah Bioh also spent time working with Olympic Sport coaching staffs including softball, women's lacrosse, fencing, golf, tennis and rowing. Bah Bioh has been part of numerous championships including the 2007 Florida Gator BCS National Championship; 2006 Florida Gator SEC Football Championship; the 2013 ACC Men's Basketball Championship and Sweet 16 NCAA Tourney run with the Miami Hurricanes that included both tournament and regular-season ACC titles; a 2002 UNC ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship and Final Four finish; a 2001 UNC ACC Softball championship and as a senior, was part of the 1999 Elon Football team that finished with a 9-2 record, one of the best seasons in program history. Over the years, Bah Bioh has worked with over 30 first-round draft selections (NFL, NBA, MLB) and numerous players who went on to sign professional contracts including Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Rex Grossman, Percy Harvin, Mike and Markuice Pouncey, Shane Larkin, Joe Haden and many more!