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.
If all you need is an ID number, create a profile and wait for serious recruiting interest before upgrading to a certification account.
His older brother, father, grandfather, grandmother and four of his aunts and uncles all attended Indiana. So when the time came to visit his brother, Phillip, at school, his mother presented him with the idea to reach out to the Indiana coaching staff.
An injury can sometimes even be a blessing in disguise. It may force your student-athlete to develop better eating and training habits.
You want to keep in touch with coaches you’ve already been in contact with, such as from camp, to show them how you’ve been performing so far.
"My dad trained me for these conversations. Strong eye contact, strong handshake. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. "
Many college coaches — especially for larger team sports — use recruiting boards.
Don't base your recruiting journey off someone else. You might have a teammate who started hearing from coaches as a freshman, but you might not be ready to start contacting coaches until your junior year.
Full-ride scholarships are rare, and unless you’re one of the top players in the nation, you should expand your search to learn about every opportunity available.
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