Registering for the NCAA Eligibility Center: Don’t Jump the Gun

It is likely that as a high school student athlete or parent, you have been told once or twice that you need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse in order to compete in college sports. This is fantastic advice as long as it is given under the correct circumstances; unfortunately for many, it is not. Before going […]

Posted in NCAA Eligibility Center, Sports Recruiting

Parents’ Role on an Unofficial Visit

Researching a university is difficult; researching colleges for your child may prove to be even more difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is to make sure you are guiding your child and being a supportive parent during this crucial step in your child’s life. As a parent, you should be encouraging yet unbiased […]

Posted in Official & Unofficial Visits, Parents & Recruiting

#2 Recruiting Corner: The College Recruiting Process

This week on “The Recruiting Corner” we wanted to highlight the overall recruiting process by explaining that you or someone you know has likely been through this process before. If you haven’t gotten started with the recruiting process here are some great articles on getting the basics down. Setting up your recruiting email and writing […]

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College Recruiting: Why Character Means More Than a 40 Yard Dash

High school athletes are led to believe that their stats and athletic achievements are the only things that college coaches look for when recruiting athletes. They couldn’t be more wrong. In addition to athletics, coaches also want to see a dedicated student and, most importantly, strong character. Students who successfully participate in sports are usually well-rounded individuals. […]

Posted in Beginning your Recruitment, Sports Recruiting

Make Sure You Can Get into Your Dream School

Having a dream school and team to play for is great, but unless you know what it is going to take to get into your dream school, you are never going to get there. Getting a High Grade Point Average (GPA) Makes the Whole Process Easier The minimum GPA needed to be eligible by the […]

Posted in Academic Eligibility, Athletic Scholarships

#1 Recruiting Corner: Character in college recruiting

Welcome to The Recruiting Corner, our weekly web series aimed at keeping you in the front seat of your recruiting! You can watch all of our videos over on our Athnet You Tube channel. Subscribe to us on You Tube and get automatic updates every time we post new recruiting advice! We are to be […]

Posted in Sports Recruiting, The Recruiting Corner Videos

Are College Sports a Reality For Your Athlete?

Give Them the Choice to Play in College As a parent, you want the best for your child. Most parents with young athletes hope to see their child go on to play college sports one day. Once your child is in high school and continues to show an avid interest in playing sports, it’s a […]

Posted in Parents & Recruiting, Sports Recruiting

Getting Recruited as an International Student Athlete

One of the most common recruiting questions is, can I get recruited as an international athlete? The answer is yes. Coaches offer scholarships to international athletes quite often. But what do you have to do to get recruited as an international student athlete? You must be diligent and proactive in contacting coaches. Coaches will not discover you […]

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NCAA Rules: Contacting College Coaches

We have had some good conversations over on the Athnet Facebook page about when an athlete is allowed to contact college coaches, so we thought to expand our answers here. We scoured the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rule books to come up with a comprehensive list of when you can expect coaches to be calling […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Sports Recruiting

NCAA Academic Eligibility: Make Academics a Habit Before High School

Parents of athletes are always hearing about how important grades and grade point average are when their child plans to attend college. And it’s true; academics are the most important part of a high school student’s profile. Just as important, parents should be involved in their school curriculum and know what is expected of them. […]

Posted in Academic Eligibility, Beginning your Recruitment

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