So Your Resume is Done and You Know Where You Want to Send it, What Should You Do Now?
The first thing you should do is make sure your e-mail address is appropriate to send to college coaches.
Once you have a dedicated recruiting e-mail address, go ahead and send your resume to coaches.
If you haven’t created a recruiting highlight video yet, you should do so.
You will also want to start thinking about taking unofficial visits. If you are a senior, you may be offered official visits. Remember, you get five combined official visits to NCAA Division I and Division II schools and unlimited unofficial visits.
- Official Visit: Make Sure It’s Your Athletes
- Unofficial Visit: Your 10-Point Checklist
- 10 Things to Do on Your Official Visit
You will need to take either the SAT exam or the ACT (or both) to compete at the NCAA level. Start researching the necessary standardized tests.
If you are going to compete at the NCAA Division I or II level, you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
- Registering for the NCAA Eligibility Center: Don’t Jump the Gun
- NCAA Academic Eligibility: Make Academics a Habit Before High School
Don’t just sit around and hope for a coach to respond to one resume you sent out. You need to be persistent and work to get in contact with coaches. Receiving a response from a coach is just the start.
- 50 Reasons to Contact College Coaches
- 7 Questions to Ask When Calling a College Coach for the First Time
- 8 Ways to Use E-mail in the College Recruiting Process
- 8 Most important NCAA College Recruiting Rules
- Get Prepared for College Recruiting Phone Calls
Also, don’t forget, coaches are limited in contacting you, but you can contact them whenever you want. It is always good to be aware of the current rules though.
Finally, don’t jeopardize your chances of receiving a scholarship by saying inappropriate things on social media. Find a way to make it a tool for your recruiting.
- Facebook, Twitter, and Athletic Scholarships: 5 Things to Check
- 3 Ways to Use Social Media in the College Recruiting Process
- Villanova Athletic Department Forces Athletes To Be “Friends”