Facebook, Twitter, and Athletic Scholarships: 5 Things to Check

If you are a varsity high school athlete with aspirations of playing your sport at the collegiate level and your performance in high school was noteworthy enough to attract college scouts, you need to prepare for the recruitment process. It is an exciting, heady experience that is designed to sell you on attending a specific […]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, Social Media & Recruitng

The College Application and Admissions Process: What You Need to Know

Start the Summer Before Your Senior Year The process of selecting schools to apply to, getting the application packets, writing the essays, and sending them off can be very time-consuming. Starting your senior year is full of all sorts of excitement, and before you know it, deadlines for applications are looming. Do yourself a favor […]

Posted in Academic Eligibility, Athletic Scholarships

Unofficial Visit: Your 10 Point Checklist

1. On Your Unofficial Visit, You Need to Establish What the Academic and Athletic Requirements are Whether it might be a certain grade point average, involvement in different athletic programs while you were in high school, elite athletic status, recommendations from coaches, or past game footage, you will want to find out the exact details […]

Posted in Academic Eligibility, Official & Unofficial Visits

5-Point College Recruiting Checklist for High School Seniors

As a high school senior, you should be in your final steps of the recruiting process. If you aren’t actively talking with coaches, it is critical you get started contacting coaches right away. For recruits who have been talking with coaches, it can be a very nerve wracking time. By double-checking the five points below […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Senior year & Recruiting

4 Must-Have’s in a Cover Letter to a College Coach

Every College Coach is Now Recruiting Online in One Form or Another One of the best ways to introduce yourself to coaches and initiate the recruiting process is with a well-written email containing your cover letter and athletic and academic resume. Here are some tips for writing a quality cover letter for coaches. Be Concise […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Recruiting Resume

8 Most Important NCAA College Recruiting Rules

There are rules covering just about every action that happens in the recruiting process and it can be over whelming trying to know what applies to you. One area that has many athletes and families confused is regarding the rules around communicating with college coaches. The information below is designed to help you understand the […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, NCAA Eligibility Center

The Real Value of an Athletic Scholarship [Infographic]

There has been a lot of debate about whether athletes on full-scholarships should get more money when they are on scholarship or even just get paid. While it looks like this won’t be happening this year it is important to remember how much a scholarship will be worth to an athlete over their lifetime as well as how […]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA

Get Prepared for College Recruiting Phone Calls

To get prepared for recruiting calls several steps can be taken to ensure a positive, productive, and perhaps, most importantly, legal experience. Coaches won’t be able to start calling until late in your Junior year or summer before your Senior year. If you haven’t been already calling them, then you need to get ready to make […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches

8 Ways to Use Email in the College Recruiting Process

You reach out to coaches before they can contact you. Recruiting starts in the eighth and ninth grades, but coaches can’t actively send you recruiting material before your junior year. That means ambitious recruits are getting a head start by actively emailing coaches to get  a jump on the recruiting process. Contact Other Coaches and Staff E-mail […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Sports Recruiting

7 Questions to Ask When Calling a College Coach for the First Time

Are You Ready to Start Calling College Coaches? You’ve done all of your research on each program. You have the e-mail address and phone number for each coach. Now what do you ask when you are actually talking to them? To help you prepare for calls with coaches, write out your questions ahead of time […]

Posted in Academic Eligibility, Communicating with College Coaches

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