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How do Division 1 Colleges Find Recruits?

Big time DI college sports are the dreams for a lot of athletes and families. It’s no secret this level of sports is big business with billions of dollars being generated through TV and commercial contracts. College coaches at this level are among the highest paid coaches in their profession and they know the life […]

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How to Negotiate a Better Athletic Scholarship Offer

The idea of getting a four year full-ride athletic scholarship is the dream for many athletes and families. As the reality of the recruiting process sets in, you realize how rare athletic scholarships are and how infrequently athletes receive full-rides. If you are fortunate enough to be offered scholarship money, you might be surprised how […]

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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 in you and not all coaches’ interest is the same. It is important you know […]

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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 from a family or an athletes is, “will I have anything to sign on signing […]

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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 of athletes are looking for over all time, distance or height requirements to get a […]

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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 until Sep 1st of their Junior Year but athletes are routinely committing to and talking […]

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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 their athletic and academic abilities, they are also looking to see what kind of a […]

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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 recruiting interest. When trying to determine if a coach is interested, it is easy to […]

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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 post I share an excellent question about getting a scholarship offer from a coach. “I […]

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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 a big offer. Below I share some of the most common situations where athletes and […]

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