With the impending blizzard rumored to be dumping 24 inches of snow on New England this week, thousands of college athletes who play spring sports are soon going to be wondering if they will have a season.
Dave Galehouse is a former Division 1 baseball player. He founded Varsityedge.com in 2001 to assist parents, high school athletes, coaches and guidance counselors with the college athletic recruiting process. In 2003 He wrote The Making of a Student-Athlete, a 241 page guide on the college athletic recruiting and college selection process now in it's 13th edition...
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Five non-negotiable’s in the athletic recruiting process. There are many things to consider in the college athletic recruiting process for high school athletes and their parents. What works for one family will not work for another. Where one family succeeds, another might fail. While there are some best practices, there is no set path to […]
Success or failure in the athletic recruiting process often is determined by a family’s beliefs about how they think the process works. Some believe good high school athletes will be found or discovered because that’s what college coaches do. Others think their high school coach will handle the recruiting process for their son or daughter. A […]
You’ve worked hard in your sport for several years. You’ve taken private lessons and attended camps. You’ve played on an elite club/AAU team that’s traveled your region or country exposing you to other good players where you have held your own.
The summer can be one of the most important times in the athletic recruiting process. It is a time when college coaches are free to recruit and high school athletes are free to visit colleges and play in different athletic venues that potentially have college coaches in attendance. Ask yourself this question: When does my high […]
Check out some important changes to the college athletic recruiting process including changes to financial aid, official visits, NCAA eligibility standards and more…
Varsityedge.com has fielded lots of questions over the years. Here are some of the more common questions we receive. How many scholarships for d1 football? Division 1 football teams are allowed to offer 85 athletic scholarships for their entire team and up to 25 new recruits each year. There is some discrepancy in football where […]
Recruiting video plays an important role for both families and college coaches today. Video allows college coaches to get an insight into your skills when you are not afforded the opportunity to play in front of a college coach in person. While nothing replaces performing in front of a college coach, a good video coupled […]
Recently I read a recruiting article that says the greatest catalyst in getting your son or daughter recruited is their coach! But the author didn’t say WHAT COACH. Your high school coach and/or summer coach is one tool in the recruiting process. How that tool functions in your recruiting efforts depends on many factors. A […]
To specialize or not to specialize. I field many questions from parents and recruits via email. I often find myself repeating the same line, “what is right for one family is not necessarily right for another family!” Specialization is a controversial topic. I was a multi-sport athlete and I think it made me a better […]
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- Snowmageddon coming to New England and the college recruiting process.March 13, 2017 - 8:13 pm
- Five Non-Negotiables in the College Athletic Recruiting ProcessMarch 2, 2017 - 8:27 pm
- Perception vs. Reality in the Athletic Recruiting ProcessJuly 25, 2016 - 8:24 pm
- There is another you in the athletic recruiting processMay 6, 2016 - 7:08 pm