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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]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Parents & Recruiting, Uncategorized
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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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researching college rosters

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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It Isn’t Easy to Get Recruited on Your Own

If you contact almost any company that helps athletes in the recruiting process you will hear a similar story about why they started. Usually the founder got themselves or their child recruited on their own and after realizing how difficult … [Read More]

Posted in Football Recruiting, Parents & Recruiting
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college coaches recruiting junior high athletes

The Truth Behind Really Early Scholarship Offers

Every year there are stories of scholarship offers made to 7th, 8th and 9th graders. This year has been especially busy with stories showing up every few days. Recruiting companies (we are guilty of this as well) love to use … [Read More]

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Criticisms for Early Recruiting Missing the Mark

There are over 270 comments and climbing on a recent New York Times article chronicling the increased number of early commits made by college recruits. People are upset at the idea that families and recruits are being asked (some say … [Read More]

Posted in Beginning your Recruitment, Camps, Combines & Showcases, Club & Travel Teams, Communicating with College Coaches, Sports Recruiting
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communicating with college coaches

I Heard Back From the Coach, Now What?

We spend a lot of time discussing how to begin the recruiting process. It can be difficult to get the attention of the coach and universities that are right for you. Whether you are emailing coaches on your own or … [Read More]

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How to Avoid Wasting Money on Camps

I received an e-mail from a parent asking several great questions about choosing camps for their athlete to attend. I wanted to share the questions and my answers as  blog because in my experience, many families struggle with the same … [Read More]

Posted in Camps, Combines & Showcases
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