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How to Know If a College Coach is Interested in You

Once you have put in the work of identifying schools and reaching out to coaches, your list of potential colleges will takes shape based on what coaches are interested in you. Not every program you contact is going to be interested … [Read More]

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Do Walk-Ons Have Something to Sign on Signing Day?

The early signing period for many schools begins next week. These events are a wonderful celebration of a student athlete’s hard work and represent years of dedication on behalf of athletes and their families. One of the questions we get … [Read More]

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Am I Good Enough to Get a Track and Field Scholarship?

If you are trying to get a track and field scholarship you need to find a program where you can be one of the best athletes in your event and score points at the conference/national level. Many athletes or parents … [Read More]

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NCAA Rules Loopholes for Contacting Coaches

The NCAA rules around when and how college coaches can contact recruits are very poorly understood by the majority of new recruits and families. The biggest source of confusion is the fact NCAA rules say coaches can’t contact a recruit … [Read More]

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How Coaches Evaluate Character in the Recruiting Process

One of my favorite sports quotes comes from the legendary coach John Wooden who said “sports don’t build character, they reveal it.” Increasingly, character is becoming an important part of the recruiting process. College coaches are no longer only evaluating an athlete on … [Read More]

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The Difference Between Generic and Serious Interest from a Coach

As a recruit or family it can be difficult to feel like you are making progress in recruiting when coaches send what feel like impersonal emails. People are wise enough to know, generic letters and camp invites don’t constitute serious … [Read More]

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What does it Mean When a Coach Says: Trying to Get You an Offer?

Some of the best advice comes from the questions others families and recruits ask. While no two recruits are the same, there are a lot of common questions and relatable situations that can be applied to your recruiting. In this … [Read More]

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It’s Not a Coach’s Job to Give Scholarships

The topics of scholarship offers and dollar amounts are regular sources of frustration in the recruiting process. Most athletes and families over estimate how common and how big scholarship offers are and they get discouraged if a coach doesn’t make … [Read More]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, Communicating with College Coaches
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Timeless Advice on Dealing With College Coaches

Bill Pennington is a writer for the New York Times. Back in 2008 when his children were going through the recruiting process, he wrote many excellent articles detailing the various aspects of recruiting and scholarships. One of my favorite pieces … [Read More]

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Are You Good Enough to Play for the School You Want

Research doesn’t sound like something you would expect to be doing when it comes to college recruiting, but it plays a critical role in identifying the schools with the best scholarship opportunities. When looking for a scholarship, you need to … [Read More]

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