Should You Play For a Coach Who Commits Violations?

While it might seem like every coach in college athletics is committing serious recruiting violations, that is not the case. The overwhelming majority of prospects, even in the revenue sports like football and basketball, will not be offered money, gifts, or services to enroll at a certain school. Even if it is common among top […]

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Las Vegas Recruiting Showcase: What Athletes Can Learn

If you want to get recruited by college coaches, attending summer camps and showcases is a must. We’ve talked about it before, but taking the right steps before you attend camps and showcases can make all the difference between getting a scholarship and not getting a scholarship. Collin Host, a senior set to graduate in […]

A Plyometric Training Regimen to Fuel Your College Recruiting

Sport Plyometric Programming Physiologically, plyometric jumping exercises put a very high demand on the tendons , muscles, and neuromuscular system of the hip, knee and ankle joints. The learning and perfection of jumping skills must be technically correct and specific to the athlete’s age, sport and physical development. Restricted use of the exercises in young […]

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Lacrosse Proves to Help One Football Recruit Get Better

Serious athletes take all aspects of their training into consideration; they are always looking for ways to improve and be the best. You may think that because you are a two-sport athlete that you are doing all the work you need because you are always working out, getting stronger and training. No doubt, being a […]

Learn More About a Potential School With This Information

We talk about what to look for in a school in terms of athletics quite often, but athletes sometimes overlook the academic aspect of the recruiting process, even though academics and athletics are equally important. Here are some things to look at when researching the academic side of college opportunities. Admission Requirements Academics play a larger […]

What an Early Scholarship Offer Really Means

Getting offered a scholarship is one of the most exciting moments for a high school athlete. It means the validation of years of effort, it can be the start of an exciting, if confusing, journey through the recruiting process, and a relief for many athletes and families. When that offer comes as an eighth grader […]

Lessons From a Top 30 Basketball Recruit

When most athletes think about preparing for their college recruitment, they picture themselves working harder in the gym or maybe attending showcases and combines so they can have the opportunity to play in front of college coaches and increase their exposure. Many athletes don’t choose to think about helping their recruitment by putting in more […]

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What Happens to Athletes When a School Cuts a Sport?

The University of Maryland recently announced that they will cut seven sports teams from competition for the 2012-2013 school year. In the past, we have written about how funding for college sports may have a different impact on your recruiting, but this story goes even deeper to highlight the issues around money behind college sports. […]

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Schools Use Flexible Scholarship Limits to Get More Athletes Aid

When choosing a school, whether or not the university can offer a scholarship and how big that scholarship might be are critical questions for prospects. Once a prospect starts being offered athletic scholarships, the ability of a school to offer a scholarship is often the first requirement for the prospect to consider that school. Walk-on […]

Don’t Lose Eligibility Because of Travel Team Associations

The NCAA has focused on limiting the influence coaches at top AAU basketball teams have in the college recruiting process in recent years, and they are continuing to crack down on the issue due to athlete eligibility issues. Playing on a club or AAU team is a key part of the recruiting process; they allow […]

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