Communicating with College Coaches

4 and 1/2 Tips for an Excellent Baseball Recruiting Resume

Baseball coaches are continually seeking athletes that are a good fit for their teams. Contrary to popular belief, the recruiting process for baseball does not begin because athletes are found via scouts, athletes are found because they took the initiative to reach out to coaches themselves over e-mail and/or phone. If you are serious about […]

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Contacting College Coaches: Add Academic Information to Your Resume

Knowing what academic information you want to include on your resume is a big part of creating a resume that coaches like to read. Many athletes believe that just because they are good at their sport, their academic profile does not matter. This is not true. The NCAA is more focused than ever on increasing […]

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Email College Coaches:Get Your E-mails Opened!

It Starts with a Great Subject Line You will want to take some time to put together a great e-mail subject (e-mail title). If this is your first time attempting to contact a coach, your subject could determine whether or not he or she will open your e-mail at all. Presenting your best skills and attributes in a […]

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How to Write an Introduction to Your Resume

The first step you should take in the college recruiting process is to put together your sporting achievements in a resume you can e-mail to college coaches. In this blog, we cover how to write a really great introduction to your resume. The Next Step is Following up With More Personalization and Doing Some Research […]

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College Coaches Explain What Social Media Is To Them

There are Three Categories of Coaches in This Video The first, they are admittedly naive about social media and, for one reason or another, unwilling to even take the time to learn what it is (Jim Boeheim). Second, they are aware but frightened of social media to the point they try and control it; and third, they […]

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Cody Paul: College Football Recruiting the Hard Way

Do You Know Who Cody Paul Is? If you like watching football highlight tapes on YouTube, then you should know Cody Paul. His highlight video from 2007 in Pop Warner football has almost 9 million views. If anyone was going to be next for being a major college football running back, surely he was. If […]

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4 Signs You’re an “I” College Recruiting Parent

Parents of high school athletes have a lot to be proud of. Their kids are juggling going to class and studying, as well as dedicating themselves to being part of a sports team. It’s easy for parents to get really involved in the sports and teams that their kids participate in; that’s great! But when […]

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5 Ways to Save Big on Recruiting Videos

Recruiting videos are an essential component to any good athlete’s portfolio. Many college coaches don’t have the time or budget to travel and watch high school athletes at their games. So having a professional highlight video online is the best way to get a college coach to see you play. Coaches need to evaluate your abilities in […]

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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 […]

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5 Reasons to Start College Recruiting Earlier Than You Think

The college recruiting process should begin much earlier than most families are aware of. It seems as though the recruits that coaches are looking at are getting younger and younger. In order for you not to lose any ground in your recruiting process, make sure you are familiar with everything you need to know for your […]

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