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advice for communicating with college coaches

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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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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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]

Posted in Beginning your Recruitment, Parents & Recruiting
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Getting Answers to Your NCAA Questions

As an organization that helps athletes and families with the recruiting process, we get a fair share of questions about dealing with the NCAA. The most important thing to understand about the NCAA is that it is designed to serve … [Read More]

Posted in Grades, Tests & Core Courses, NCAA Eligibility Center, Parents & Recruiting
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Common Traits of Successful Recruits

For over 10 years we have been helping athletes and families find scholarship opportunities by utilizing online recruiting tools. Over that time we have spoken with all types of recruits and seen amazing results, both positive and negative. We’ve seen … [Read More]

Posted in Parents & Recruiting, Recruiting Mistakes
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Going from Junior College, to DII Walk-On to Changing Sports and on a Scholarship

In high school, I was never a good enough athlete to catch a coach’s attention based on my athletic achievements. At the time, I thought this was because I wasn’t good enough to be a college athlete, but now realize … [Read More]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, Parents & Recruiting
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A Coach Contacted Me and Now Won’t Respond

One of the most difficult things to do is get college coaches to notice you and begin recruiting you. That’s why when you get your first letters from coaches you get so excited and you should be. But what happens … [Read More]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Parents & Recruiting, Recruiting Mistakes
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Lessons From Athletes Who Transfer Colleges

The rate of athletes transferring colleges is growing every year. I get a lot of questions from recruits and parents about what their options are and many times, athletes have no choice but to lose a year of eligibility. This … [Read More]

Posted in College Transfers, Communicating with College Coaches, Parents & Recruiting
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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]

Posted in Beginning your Recruitment, Communicating with College Coaches, Parents & Recruiting
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How Do I Get College Coaches to Watch Me Play?

More than any other single event in the recruiting process, athletes and parents equate seeing scouts and coaches at your games as the sign that you are being seriously recruited. It is certainly true that if a school is going … [Read More]

Posted in Club & Travel Teams, Communicating with College Coaches, Parents & Recruiting
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