How your high school or summer athletic coach can assist your athletic recruiting process Should my high school coach handle my athletic recruiting process? 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. I believe the […]
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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How does specialization play a role in the athletic recruiting process? Do I need 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!” Do I need to play one sport in […]
How does the number of high school athlete affect my chances of receiving an athletic scholarship? How does the number of high school athlete affect my ability to get recruited? Some recruiting services pitch exposure as the ultimate recruiting tool and the number one reason that you won’t be recruited, using the theory that if […]
What is the right college division for me to get recruited at? How do I determine what level of college athletics I can play at? “The No. 5-ranked Ohio Northern football team began preseason practice for the 2005 season on Sunday beneath overcast skies. One hundred and eighty six players, including 107 freshman, were expected […]
Will a summer athletic camp help high school athletes get recruited? How do college coaches use summer athletic camps for recruitment? Many families inquire as to the effectiveness of attending college athletic camps for the purposes of getting recruited. Some people will have you believe that college camps are a waste of money if you […]
Five tips to help parents and high school athletes succeed in the college athletic recruiting process 1 – Understand who is responsible. Many families assume that their high school coach is responsible for their recruiting process. High school coaches are great people; they work really hard and usually don’t earn much money. Often, they are […]
Can high school athletes control what college coaches recruit them? I read an article recently about a recruiting seminar by a “renowned speaker.” He says: “You don’t choose the colleges. The colleges choose you.” I beg to differ!!! While your non-athletic classmates are busy researching, applying to and “choosing schools”, high school athletes seem to […]
What is the most important factor in the college athletic recruiting process? Can I increase my exposure in the college athletic recruiting process? If I asked you who Phillip Phillips, Carrie Underwood, or Kelly Clarkson are, that might be an easy answer for you. They were all American Idol winners and immensely talented singers who […]
Do athletic showcases help high school athletes get recruited? Do high school athletes need to attend athletic showcases? Players looking to broaden their exposure in the college recruiting process will often turn to showcases. These one or two day events offer high school players the opportunity to display their skills to college coaches and are […]
How do I contact college athletic coaches to try and get recruited? What is the best way to contact college athletic coaches? I recently got an email from a student asking how they should contact a coach. They asked via email or formal letter? The easy answer is as follows. Fill out the online recruit […]
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