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There’s no right or wrong way of being an athlete, everyone’s situation is different. These are just some things to think about when deciding what athletic path to take. Learn the in and outs and pros and cons of getting involved in the recruiting process.

Five Social Media Tips for Student-Athletes

By Next College Student Athlete 11/08/2018, 8:00am CST

Social media is a great way to tell the world about your accomplishments

Besides following the team and the head coach, search for current athletes and strength and conditioning coaches.

There’s More Than Just Red Shirts in College Sports

By Next College Student Athlete 11/07/2018, 10:45am CST

The shirts are less about extra laundry and more about an athlete’s specific eligibility status

What all of the many different color shirts tells you is that it’s now more important than ever to know exactly how a coach plans to bring you on board and why, and what that means to your eligibility.

Twenty Questions to Help Athletes Find Their Best College Match

By Next College Student Athlete 10/25/2018, 12:00pm CDT

By gauging their academic and cultural fit athletes can start building a list of potential schools

To parents, academics may be the most important aspect of determining the best college match. For high school students, it may be the first thing they push to the side.

Five Signs of Recruiting Interest and How to Interpret Them

By Next College Student Athlete 10/19/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Coaches typically send questionnaires en masse to freshmen and sophomores to gauge their interest

Before the camp, reach out to the coach with your highlight video and key stats to make sure you’re on their list. And follow up after the camp with a thank you email.

How Prospects Should Handle Saying No to a School

By Eric Olanowski, Trackwrestling 10/09/2018, 12:30pm CDT

Coaches say the worst way to learn about a recruit's commitment is on social media

With recruiting season in full swing, we offered 11 coaches the opportunity to openly and anonymously share their thoughts on how recruits should handle telling a program no.

How to Make the Perfect Recruiting Highlight Film

By Youth1 10/05/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Coaches are less impressed with the end result of a play than the progression of the play. They want to see an athlete through an entire play; watching footwork, off-ball movement and everything else that goes into a team effort.

Do's and Don't of College Recruiting

By US Youth Soccer 10/03/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Make personal contact (don’t make mom or dad call). Follow up on the season; ask about experiences with the team. Doing this shows real interest.

The Case Against Locking Youth Athletes Into One Position

By Nelson Gord, Next College Student Athlete Team Edition 09/27/2018, 12:00pm CDT

It’s difficult to predict a young athlete’s physical development, so have them play multiple positions

A good way to oversee this process is to ask kids which position they love playing and which ones they are curious about and start mixing up lineups. This can also prove to be lots of fun for the team.

Jones is known as one of the most humble players in the NFL, a characteristic that those who knew him said he carried all the way back to his youth days. But it almost cost him in the eyes of some scouts.

Finding Success in the Evolving World of Collegiate Recruiting

By Patty Costlow, Junior Volleyball Association 09/26/2018, 12:00pm CDT

If you make the choice to pursue the prosperity of Education, Action and Commitment, they will be your partners of success beyond the court!

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