TOPIC: Beginning your Recruitment

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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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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NCAA Recruiting Calendar September 1st

September 1st and the NCAA Recruiting Calendar

September 1st is considered a big day in recruiting because it signifies important dates for when NCAA DI schools can begin contacting senior recruits. It’s important to understand what rules change September 1, but more important is understanding the NCAA … [Read More]

Posted in Beginning your Recruitment, Communicating with College Coaches, Senior year & Recruiting
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finding a college scholarship

Some Schools Lose A Lot and That’s a Good Thing For You

It happens every year where athletes who aren’t particularly great at their sport basically walk into a scholarship opportunity or makes a team at a school. You are spending hours every week on your recruiting and it seems like you … [Read More]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, Beginning your Recruitment, Senior year & Recruiting
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Insider Secrets to Finding Scholarships and Opportunities at the College Level

This article describes specific situations that happen in the recruiting process where you as a recruit have an advantage. These are situations where the athletes I have worked with have taken the opportunity to get scholarships or roster spots at … [Read More]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, Beginning your Recruitment, Senior year & Recruiting
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What to write in an email to a college coach

The Mistake 90% of Athletes Make When Emailing College Coaches

One of the dirty little secrets about recruiting is that it is easier than it has ever been for college coaches to find recruits. What hasn’t changed, is that they don’t have the time to sift through all of these … [Read More]

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What Your Local College Recruiting Story Isn’t Telling You

All across the country newspapers publish stories about the local star athletes who are getting recruited by the top college coaches. These are great stories meant to fill communities in on what’s happening with their top local prep athletes. Unfortunately, … [Read More]

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Recruiting Profile

Are You Ready to Learn About Recruiting Profiles?

Understanding Recruiting Profiles A recruiting profile can be your link to communicating with college coaches. This is where you can tell college coaches all about yourself both academically and athletically. As a potential recruit, it’s your job to make your … [Read More]

Posted in Beginning your Recruitment, Communicating with College Coaches, NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA
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This is How to Start Getting Recruited

This is How to Start Getting Recruited

Athletes, you are one of a kind; you are dedicated, you are hard-working and you are competitive. You understand that if you want something bad enough you have to work hard to achieve it- which is exactly what you should … [Read More]

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