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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 your goal is to get recruited to play in college, it is up to you, not your coach.

High school coaches are busy people and they have a whole team of athletes to manage. They do not have the time to spend getting their athletes recruited. But they are there to support you and help you through the recruiting process.

You should start the recruiting process by having a discussion with your coach. Ask him questions about playing in college and at what he thinks is the appropriate level of competition for you. Talk about your strengths and weaknesses so you know what you need to work on as you start discussions with college coaches. Involving your coach in your recruiting process can prove to be a valuable asset.

Are you ready for the NEXT STEP!