Check out some important changes to the college athletic recruiting process including changes to financial aid, official visits, NCAA eligibility standards and more…
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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Do you play a sport like swimming or track and field with timed results? How can you use those to your advantage in the college athletic recruiting process? My friend reached out to me recently and asked the following: In your expert opinion, for sports with factual results, like running times, or jump heights, how […]
How do I get recruited to play college sports? There is a good quote. If you don’t have time to do it right, you sure don’t have time to do it twice. The college athletic recruiting process should not sneak up on you. It takes time, preparation, hard work and a little luck. Follow these […]
How to maximize your summer to help your college athletic recruiting process 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 games, events and […]
Learn some of the most common athletic recruiting questions we are asked Varsityedge.com has fielded lots of questions over the years. Here are some of the more common questions we receive. How many scholarships are there for d1 football? Division 1 football teams are allowed to offer 85 athletic scholarships for their entire team and […]
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 […]
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.
What factors do we need to consider in the college 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, […]
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 […]
How Common misconceptions hurt families in the athletic recruiting process 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 […]