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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.

Complete List of 2019 College Football Camps

By Next College Student Athlete 04/18/2019, 12:00pm CDT

College football camps and showcases are a great way to increase your exposure and get evaluated by college coaches.

2019 College Baseball Camps

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 04/11/2019, 9:00pm CDT

Attending college baseball camps can offer many benefits, including quality training, exposure to college coaches and possibly checking out a college that you may end up attending.

Your Guide to 2019 College Volleyball Camps

By Next College Student Athlete 04/09/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Find a complete list of college volleyball camps near you, and identify which camp is the right one for you to attend.

Three Ways To Get Noticed At Tryouts

By Elizabeth Boger, USA Hockey 04/01/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Coach recommendations aren’t an essential component to a tryout, but they can certainly help set a player apart from the competition.

I Lost My Starting Spot — Can I Still Get Recruited?

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 03/29/2019, 9:00am CDT

Losing a starting spot can be very frustrating, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to spell the end for your recruiting.

When Is the Best Time to Call a College Coach?

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 03/22/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Do thorough research on the school and program before you call. Know the coach’s name, background and roster attributes.

Five Ways High School and College Sports Are Different

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 03/21/2019, 12:00pm CDT

The transition from high school to college can be a big adjustment. It’s up to you to show up for class, study for finals, eat healthy and do laundry.

Visiting Colleges? Don’t Forget to Ask These Five Questions

By Next College Student Athlete 03/20/2019, 12:45pm CDT

To get a feel for everyday life as a college athlete, here are five important but overlooked questions you should ask college coaches.

Being Coachable May Require 'Zero Talent,' but What It Does Require Is Effort

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 03/14/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Being a coachable listener means keeping an open mind and considering another point of view.

4 Reasons Why College Coaches Aren’t Responding to Your Emails

By Next College Student Athlete 03/06/2019, 4:00pm CST

Waiting to hear back from college coaches is one of the most challenging parts of the recruiting process. You meticulously crafted the perfect email and confidently pressed send. But days and weeks go by and you hear nothing back. What happened? 

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