The college search for athletes is an enduring process with a definite starting and ending point. Just like a well-run race, the successful student-athlete will remain focused until she breaks the tape. Below are some simple tips to consider when heading down the homestretch in the college recruiting process.
Periodically, the NCAA amends and updates rules and regulations that keep prospects and families on the cutting edge of college recruiting. Below (click read more) is a snapshot of relevant legislation about NCAA Academic Eligibility Standards.
The college search for athletes has evolved into a difficult journey. The competition for roster spots and admission support is stiff and college prospects, in many cases, experience moments of frustration and misdirection. What follows is a brick by brick approach student-athletes can consider when navigating college recruiting.
College prospects need to work strategically harder to get the attention of college coaches. Furthermore, student-athletes need to separate themselves from the high volume of prospects that are competing for similar roster spots.
There is a laundry list of tasks on the college recruiting checklist that requires attention. College recruiting interviews are vital for two reasons: First, as a means of creating a stronger interpersonal connection between prospect and coach; second, as an opportunity for both sides to size each other up. This article offers 3 Critical Tips to Maximizing College Recruiting Interviews with college coaches.
Families and prospective student-athletes who have a firm grip on NCAA recruiting rules will run into fewer roadblocks while navigating the college quest. The NCAA manual is a comprehensive resource, and sometimes difficult to comprehend and navigate. Let’s take a “cliff notes” approach to the NCAA Dead Period.
Realizing the potential leverage families and prospective student-athletes have in the college admissions process, especially as it pertains to non-scholarship schools and for student-athletes who may not qualify for athletics aid, should increase confidence and hope as families begin the college quest.
Financial aid is an essential component for many families to consider as they move forward in the college athletics recruiting process. College costs continue to increase, and the family that makes a concerted effort in developing financial aid planning as part of their overall college recruiting plan will have a greater chance of gaining a manageable package.
With summer on the horizon and the end of the academic year fast approaching, high school prospects have every opportunity to get a well-deserved breather. Taking time to relax a little after a demanding school year and a rigorous training schedule creates “new life.” The summer offers prospective student-athletes a chance to organize and utilize specific recruiting tactics to grow awareness and momentum in your college recruiting effort. The prospect that looks at the next 100 days as an opportunity to maximize the college recruiting process will be positioned well.
Effective communication between prospective student-athletes and college coaches can be a critical component in the final analysis of the college athletic recruiting search for high school athletes. That being the case, prospects should ramp up their effort during the championship portion of the season to weld the coach-prospect relationship strongly.