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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.

Is Division I Really the Best?

By Next College Student Athlete 08/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

You can find more competitive opportunities and scholarships outside of Division I

Full-ride scholarships are rare, and unless you’re one of the top players in the nation, you should expand your search to learn about every opportunity available.

When Is the Right Time to Ask About Athletic Scholarships?

By Next College Student Athlete 08/15/2018, 12:00pm CDT

In general, recruits are advised to keep their scholarship queries or demands in check

If ever there is a time when a scholarship offer might be forthcoming, it is during a face-to-face meeting with the coach. This could occur during an unofficial visit or an official visit.

What Coaches Look for at Recruiting Events

By Next College Student Athlete 08/10/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Knowing what coaches are looking for can help you stand out

Coaches are looking for the student-athletes who listen and are engaged, exhibit a passion for their sport and have a positive influence on their team.

Multisport or Specialization: Which Is Best?

By Next College Student Athlete 08/07/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Playing multiple sports gives athletes time to heal and develop different muscle groups

After all the practices, skill development and games growing up, they get sick of their sport by the time college comes around. Multisport athletes are more likely to retain their love of the game.

Tips on Football Walk-On Tryouts

By M.L. Rose, LiveStrong 08/02/2018, 12:00pm CDT

The decision-makers may only take a brief look at you before giving you a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, so you must work as hard as possible in every test and drill during your tryout. 

Don’t Forget to Fill Out (and Update) Recruiting Questionnaires

By Next College Student Athlete 08/02/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Completing the questionnaire is an important first step that cannot be ignored

“If you haven’t filled out our questionnaire, you’re not on our radar.”

The Most Common Traits of Successful Recruits

By Next College Student Athlete 08/01/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Athletes should follow these steps these to maximize their opportunities

Top-tier recruits, on the other hand, keep an organized list of their coach communications and respond promptly when they receive something, whether it’s a personalized direct message or a generic camp invitation

Do You Have to Play Club Sports to Get Recruited?

By Next College Student Athlete 07/30/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Most current college athletes reported that they played both high school and club sports

We looked at the data to better understand the club versus high school sports debate and found some interesting answers.

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