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.
The recruiting landscape has experienced a shakeup over the last several years. From the advent of social media recruiting to junior year official visits to early signing periods, student-athletes are getting discovered sooner and committing to college programs well before high school graduation. Constant changes to the recruiting timeline often impacts when recruits should begin their process.
Visits are an integral part of the college admissions process, regardless of whether you're a recruited athlete or not. When you get the opportunity to visit a campus you're potentially interested in, take full advantage of the time you have there.
Athletes and parents often think that college coaches have a big influence on the process, while many coaches may think their influence is minimal. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.
Although parents typically just want to help their student-athletes navigate the recruiting process, sometimes becoming overly involved as “helicopter parents” can negatively impact their student-athlete’s experience. Here are some important things parents should know before starting the recruiting process to help them manage it better.
Character building is something we are taught from an early age. Good character makes a big difference not only in the world but also on an athletic team. College coaches are judging student-athletes character on and off the court. Here is what character to means to college coaches and why you should take it seriously.
Here's what you need to know about disordered eating to help your athlete develop a healthy relationship with food and navigate their nutritional choices when it comes to eating to fuel their sport performance.
Receiving an athletic scholarship is not as common as families think. Offers are often confused with an actual scholarship, and they are two different things. Before you have accepted an athletic scholarship, it is important to know how often it will be renewed because not all athletic scholarships are renewed annually. Here is why an athletic scholarship may or may not be guaranteed for four years.
Be responsible and accountable for your recruiting experience. You need to be proactive and market your skills for college recruiters.
College volleyball is highly selective, so it is important to be prepared for the recruiting process. When recruits are reaching out to coaches, they should send a highlight video, especially to coaches in division levels that may be a good fit. Your highlight video should showcase your athletic and mental ability on the court.
The recruiting process can be complicated, and with changes to the NCAA recruiting rules, even more myths and misconceptions arise. It is important to know the facts about the recruiting process at all times. The best way to do this is by staying up-to-date on the NCAA rules. We have outlined some of the most common myths and misconceptions in recruiting.
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