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 recruitment happen. Below you will learn how recruiting profiles are used and how they benefit you during your recruitment.
Creating a Recruitment Profile on Your Own
If you have not taken the time to create your very own sports resume than get started right now!This should be your guideline when it comes to reaching out and communicating with college coaches. It’s important to include ALL your sports specific information along with your grades and SAT or ACT test scores too.
How Recruiting Profiles Can Increase a Recruit’s Exposure
The purpose of recruiting profiles is to make college recruitment easier. Online profiles make it easier for recruits to get their information out to college coaches, plus recruiting profiles are easier for coaches to search through and review quickly.
Updating Recruiting Profiles is a Must
Recruits who are enthusiastic about setting up a recruiting profile must make sure to complete it and to continue to update it throughout their recruitment. Updating profiles should happen often, and include grades, test scores, stats and current video footage. Most of the time, updating information will be the job of recruits. It’s up to them to keep current and maintain all profile information to ensure college coaches take notice.
Services that Create Recruiting Profiles
There are many recruiting services out there. Once you decide having an online profile will be the right choice for you it will be extremely important that you learn as much as you can about the service and how it will assist you in getting recruited.
Questions to Ask as You Learn About Companies Who Host Recruiting Profiles
- How much will the service cost?
- Can you send out your profile to college coaches of your choice?
- Are college coaches you are interested in members of the hosting website?
- Will you be able to see which college coaches reviewed your profile? How will you be notified?
- What is the success rate for recruits in your sport making it to college competition when they have their profile on a specific website?
- How many college coaches will have access to your online recruiting profile?
Recruiting Profiles Are Not a Guarantee
Just because you create an online recruiting profile do not think that you will be recruited by a college program. Recruiting profiles are an easier way to gain exposure, but ultimately your recruitment is up to you and how much time and effort you dedicate to the process.
Additional Recruiting Tips:
- Getting coaches to respond to your emails
- The Dos and Don’ts of College Recruiting
- Find the right college fit