when deciding a school, and realistic about athletic ability. Scholarships are limited and high school student athletes should be proactive!
2. Student athletes are considered college prospects starting in the ninth grade
, the recruiting process is up to the parents and student athlete. The process is demanding, so become familiar with the recruiting rules, recruiting contact periods and recruiting calendar to obtain significant knowledge about the college recruiting process.
4. Do not
wait for a coach to contact you, show initiative and make the first contact!
5. College coaches generally recruit two years
ahead and being a high school senior puts you behind in the process.
6. Research, research, research
obtaining the right fit will require invested time and communication.
the college student population, type (public or private), geographic location, distance from home, majors, admission requirements, team roster, cost, activities, and events.
8. Identify a minimum list of 25-50 schools
of interest and complete the sports questionnaires on the teams websites. This process opens the door to opportunity for high student athletes and places the athlete in the school's recruiting database.
9. After completing the questionnaires
, follow-up with a formal introduction identifying yourself and why you have an interest in the program.
10. Obtain a useful sports recruiting profile that contains prevalent information needed for college coaches to complete an evaluation. It not all about pictures and YouTube videos! The profile should be HTML, and able to be distributed conveniently.
effectively with college coaches is the most important process for high school student athletes to become college prospects. Student athletes are able to contact college coaches at any time and e-mail is the most preferred method. E-mails are convenient for both parties and provides the opportunity to proof read your message. more info