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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.

NCAA Eligibility Center: Do I Need a Profile Page or an Account?

By Next College Student Athlete 09/25/2018, 12:00pm CDT

There are only two scenarios when a college coach needs you registered with the NCAA

If all you need is an ID number, create a profile and wait for serious recruiting interest before upgrading to a certification account.

The Journey from Underrecruited to Unforgotten

By Eddie Cotton, The Hoosier Network 09/14/2018, 12:00pm CDT

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.

Recruiting and Recovery After an Injury

By Next College Student Athlete 09/12/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Injured or not, grades are still the most important thing

An injury can sometimes even be a blessing in disguise. It may force your student-athlete to develop better eating and training habits.

The Best Times to Send Coaches Video

By Next College Student Athlete 09/10/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Most coaches discover recruits because the student-athlete proactively reached out to them — not the other way around

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.

What It’s Like to Be Recruited

By Charlee Dyroff, Slate 09/05/2018, 12:00pm CDT

"My dad trained me for these conversations. Strong eye contact, strong handshake. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. "

How Do College Coaches Recruit Players?

By Jason Smith, USA Today High School Sports 08/30/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Many college coaches — especially for larger team sports — use recruiting boards.

The New Coach: How to Earn the Respect of Your Players

By TrueSport 08/28/2018, 10:30am CDT

Whether you're coaching a new set of players or welcoming a new individual to your team, earning the respect and trust of your newest players is key in developing a strong working relationship to build a cohesive team.

Learn the five ways you can earn the respect of your player as the new coach.

How to Spot Your Next Team Captain

By TrueSport 08/21/2018, 2:15pm CDT

Landing the title of team captain is a great opportunity for young athletes to further develop into strong leaders.

As a coach, what leadership traits should you be on the lookout for when it comes to choosing your team captain?

Check out these tips on how to spot your next team captain from TrueSport Ambassador and Colorado College Head Volleyball Coach Rick Swan. 

When Should Volleyball Athletes Start the Recruiting Process?

By Matt Sonnichsen, Junior Volleyball Association 08/20/2018, 12:00pm CDT

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.

Is Division I Really the Best?

By Next College Student Athlete 08/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

You can find more competitive opportunities and scholarships outside of Division I

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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