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.
When a college coach calls, you need to be ready to answer his or her questions. Think about what they might ask, give some thought to your answers and be ready with some questions of your own.
Obviously, athletic ability is the primary deciding factor for a coach, but when candidates of similar abilities are considered for the same roster spot, a player’s academics, behavior and character become the deciding factors.
Just remember that your email needs to express specific interest in that coach’s program if you want them to pay attention to it.
Unofficial visits can be used much the same way as attending a camp or showcase event. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the coaching staff while you’re on campus and make sure you are comfortable with the campus environment.
They act as if coaches, players and officials are just obstacles who need to be cleared out of the way so their athlete can more easily obtain greatness.
College recruiting isn’t rocket science. A lot of it is common sense. If you’re not a highly-recruited athlete, then your success in finding a college scholarship will largely depend on how much effort you are willing to put into the process.
College coaches recruit you based on your potential and the impact they think you can make on their program both on and off the field.
If you feel pressured or don’t understand their role in the process, that is a warning sign. Don’t make a decision based on emotion.
Get past the shiny and cool when deciding on a college, and focus on what matters for you.
Hard work by the athlete in the classroom and on the court. Education of the process by those who engage in it on a daily basis. Instituting a simple set of goals based upon attainable and real factors, clear academic, athletic and life goals.
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