Top 10 Things
TOP TEN THINGS TO DO TO GET
YOURSELF GET RECRUITED
1. Make sure your grades/test scores are good enough for the colleges you choose.
2. Pick your best sport, not your favorite sport.
3. Compose your player profile/resume and update it frequently. (Every 3 months for 9th and 10th, and monthly for 11th and 12th grades)
4. Have a skills and game video done and update it yearly.
5. Pick colleges that have what your want to major in.
6. Pick colleges where you can realistically play.
7. Ask your coach if he or she thinks you can play, at least, at a small college, by the time you graduate.
8. Tell your coaches and parents you want to play in college.
9. Contact coaches by email and phone to set up unofficial visits. Show interest in every college until you commit to one.
10. Read and follow all the suggestions on every link of this web site. The answers to your questions are here. If not, email me your question.
This works if you do.
Getting yourself recruited is a lot of work,
with or without a recruiting company.
It could change your life for the better, if you do it right.
Top 10 Thinks NOT to DO
to get recruited by college coaches
10. Do poorly in school
There is little doubt that doing poorly in school will scare many schools away. Not putting much time into your school work usually creates a hole that is very hard to dig out of.
9. Talking back to officials/refs/umpires
College coaches want to find athletes who just play and not have an ongoing sideshow with an athlete. The more you focus on succeeding in the game, the better off you will be.
8. Get in trouble off of the field/court/diamond
With the amount of publicity that athletes get for off the field problems, the last thing you want to do in high school is get in trouble.
7. Treat your teammates bad
Why would a college coach want to recruit an 18-year who thinks that they are better than their teammates? I can promise you that coaches will watch your demeanor in all phases of the game if they are considering you.
6. Disrespect your parents
I read an article a while back about a coach who had an in home visit with an athlete and he moved on as soon as he heard the athlete talk to his parents. Treating your parents poorly is a huge sign of disrespect towards those around you.
5. Skip workouts/practice/team meetings
College coaches do not want to have to deal with players who are headaches off the field or court. Skipping this type of thing means you dont care all that much.
4. Have bad sportsmanship
If you are someone who feels that it is necessary to taunt your opponent every time you can, or argue calls by officials or umpires, you are not going to help your case.
3. Lying about recruiting attention
Athletes want to make themselves feel important to Rivals, Scout, and other recruiting sites. Dont lie about who has been recruiting you and dont assume schools will make offers you.
2. Have a poor relationship with your coaches
When college coaches call about an athlete, they wont initially be talking to you or your parent. They will call your coach. IIf you have treated your coach badly and that has resulted in a poor relationship, good luck getting recruited.
1. Dismiss any recruiting attention because of the Division level
This one just kills me when it happens. You may have Division I dreams. Dont ever think you are better than a college. With as how hard as the recruiting process is to figure out, you just never know what offer may await you.
Here are the 10 Most Common Misconceptions
About the Recruitment Process
Many families wrongly believe
these basic concepts:
(1) That most athletes are discovered like a Hollywood movie star for their scholarship
(2) DI level of play is the only one that provides financial assistance
(3) It is the high school coaches responsibility to get their athlete a scholarship
(4) Academics really are not that important if they are talented enough athletically
(5) Every scholarship, in every sport is a full-ride.
(6) That they can handle the recruitment process on their own.
(7) They only need to contact 20 30 schools.
(8) Playing on an elite travel team (Cup Soccer, J.O. Volleyball etc..) will get them recruited.
(9) That they can wait until their senior year to get started.
(10) Because they get a letter from a certain school that school is going to offer them a scholarship.
”It’s hard but it ‘s fair.” Donis Tolar
Top Ten Different Factors Making a College Decision,
Before Signing Day, high school athletes will be signing their Letters of Intent and in the process finalizing a college decision. If anyone questioned that their verbal commitments meant much, it will be signing this National Letter of Intent that makes things completely official. I have decided to put together the top ten different factors that likely play major factors in any college decision. These ten are in no particular order but each should be something to consider before you sign away a year of your life with the National Letter of Intent.
The coaches are the ones recruiting you so unless you grew up dreaming of playing for their school, they should play a major role in your decision. They will help you get comfortable with the program overall.
If it is ten minutes or ten hours away, location is something that you should think about. Can your parents make the trip to your games? Can you drive home over a weekend to see your family (or girlfriend)?
3. Playing time
Competitive athletes dont go to a college thinking they will never play. So if you spend four years sitting the bench, would you really be happy in the long run?
You will be a student athlete who is there to get an education, not play sports (despite what some schools think). Academics must play a major role in your college decision. You will regret it later on if you dont think about it early.
5. Success of the program
Do you want to go to a team that will be spending the next few years rebuilding? That may mean more playing time so success of the program is something to think about. Would you be happy losing a lot of games early on?
6. The players
Unless a school is going through major rebuilding (and it does happen), then the players at the school will likely be ones that you hang out with while there. Becoming comfortable with these players is important in a decision.
Are you going to college to play golf, softball, or baseball? Then maybe going down South will help you be able to play year round. It is a minor decision but something that really should be thought about.
8.) A feeling of home
The thing that most athletes say about making a decision is that they finally found a school that felt like home. It is basically impossible to describe the feeling but something you just know in your gut.
9. Following of the team
Many times, you will play for bigger crouds in high school than you will at a small college. Check out how many people attend games. This is something that is vital for the overall outcome of your decision.
10. Scholarship money
This may actually be number one for a lot of athletes. The amount of scholarship money that you receive is huge.