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 process is tricky and stressful, and it’s easy to overthink communications with college coaches.
Maybe it’s our style of coaching, the composition of our team or even certain elements of the university. Whatever the reason might be, we wouldn’t want any young person to be unhappy as a part of our program.
Whether you’re being heavily recruited, lightly recruited or not recruited at all, the fact of the matter is that you’ve got to be proactive with this process. Like anything in life, you should be your own advocate.
This shouldn't need to be said, but make sure what you are writing is the truth and not a made up story of things that coaches want to read and know about a prospect.
College recruiting is about you, the student-athlete. It’s about what you want. It’s about your education, your playing experience and the college life you ultimately want to live.
Junior beach coaches need to do their part to continue challenging their athletes and finding ways to incorporate technical training, as well as strength and agility training into each practice.
If your actions show how badly you want to play at the next level, your coach will most likely follow you every step of the way. Make this as easy for them as possible. If they are willing to help you out, let them!
Your coach sees your effort in practice every day, sees how you react to game situations and is the best source for a college coach to gain insight on you as a player. You better earn that recommendation.
Take the time to collaborate with your key staff and develop a statement that reflects your overall vision as a club. Vision is crucial to the future of your program.
Make the commitment to being persistent, because playing at the next level will undoubtedly change your life, forever.
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