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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.

Four Ways Coaches Can Help Their Athletes Get Recruited

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 12/06/2018, 12:00pm CST

Some coaches have held their position for 20 to 30 years and have a really good college network

When college coaches are interested in a recruit, they often seek out people who know the recruit well for recommendations. Their first stop? You guessed it: High school or club coaches.

Not From a Recruiting Hotbed? Five Ways to Stand Out

By Next College Student Athlete 12/02/2018, 8:00pm CST

Follow these tips to get on the radar of college coaches — no matter where you’re located

Social media is a great platform to show off highlight clips, follow college programs you’re interested in and even send direct messages to coaches.

How to Strengthen Your Athlete's Growth Mindset

By TrueSport 11/27/2018, 9:15am CST

Fostering an environment that prioritizes learning and growing allows athletes to develop a strong growth mindset, which is key to ongoing improvement.

Continue reading for ways you can help strengthen your athlete's growth mindset

Fashion Fades - Don’t Let Uniforms Sway Your College Choice

By Next College Student Athlete 11/21/2018, 12:00pm CST

The look you like today might not even be around for your freshman year

Like the Lady Justice statue with her blindfold, you want to make a clear and impartial college decision based on the long-term investment in education.

Four Decision Making Methods to Guide Your Recruiting Journey

By Patty Costlow, Junior Volleyball Association 11/21/2018, 12:00pm CST

Consulting can be an efficient way of gaining ideas and support without bogging down the decision-making process. 

How to Really Support Your Child During the College Recruiting Process

By Skye Eddy Bruce, Soccer Parenting Association 11/20/2018, 12:00pm CST

If they’re not going to the gym and lifting, and seeking more, and training on their own it’s not going to likely happen, and that’s okay.

Why Sleep Should Be a Big Part of Your Recruiting Routine

By Next College Student Athlete 11/16/2018, 12:00pm CST

While sleep is no guarantee you’ll go injury-free, it can certainly help better your odds

A study of collegiate basketball players showed that by extending their sleep time they not only significantly improved speed but also the accuracy of their free throws and three-point buckets

Eight Ways to Gear Up for the Recruiting Process

By Matt Sonnichsen, Junior Volleyball Association 11/13/2018, 12:00pm CST

Don't show clips/repetitions from September of your high school season, as this is too old. Film the last matches of high school, or better yet, film the first few club volleyball practices or scrimmages.

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.

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