When can I contact a college coach?

You are allowed to email or call a college coach at anytime. NCAA rules restrict when and how a coach can respond to you; but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be reaching out to coaches as soon as you identify that school as one you are interested in. How coaches can talk to recruits before […]

How do I get the contact information for a college coaches?

Most athletes and families don’t realize the contact information (phone and email) for almost every college coach is listed on their schools website. In addition, there are several different recruiting agencies that also have that information available for free. Here are two options for finding the contact information for coaches. On the school’s team website […]

Does my coach get me recruited?

Because each coach runs their program different, it is impossible to give general advice on how to best work with your coach. That said, we have been helping athletes with the recruiting process for over 10 years and have seen all sorts of good and bad coaches in that time. Below are some of the […]

What does contact with a coach mean?

An official contact according to the NCAA is “any time a coach has any face-to-face contact with you or your parents off the college’s campus and says more than hello”. The NCAA regulates how, when, and how often a college coach can contact you during the recruiting process. Many Division 1 coaches begin their recruiting […]

What is my coach’s role in recruiting?

Many high school athletes assume that their high school or club coach will get them recruited to a college athletic program. Most of the time, this is not the case. While your coach is a terrific resource when it comes to advice and tips for recruiting, they will not do the work for you. If […]

If I receive a letter from a coach does that mean I am being recruited?

Just getting a letter from a college coach does not mean you are being seriously recruited. Some programs send out thousands of letters to a mailing list of student athletes just to see who is interested. That said, if you are receiving specific kinds of letters it could mean you are being seriously recruited and […]

How will a coach find me?

The traditional advice about how to get discovered by coaches was to attend the big tournaments, combines and showcases that coaches have attended in the past and hope you catch a someone’s attention. This is how the process worked for decades, but it doesn’t work very well. Thousands of qualified student athletes were not getting […]

Can a coach take away my scholarship without telling me?

The subject of losing a scholarship is always very touchy because the process is never easy. Usually, if you ask a coach and the athlete what the story is, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Almost never does an athlete just have their scholarship taken away (usually they never had it in the first […]

How Do Coaches Evaluate Potential Student Athletes?

How Coaches Evaluate Potential Student Athletes Each coach has their own way of evaluating athletes and gauging how well you will fit in at the college level. That said, while coaches might evaluate recruits a little different, they are all looking at more or less the same things; your current ability, your potential and your […]

How do I get recruited by a college coach?

Proactively contacting a coach to introduce yourself is the most important part of the recruiting process. Start by creating a list of schools you’re interested in. Research whether or not those schools have the sport you want to play. Once you have an initial list set up you can start focusing on putting together a […]

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