Check out some important changes to the college athletic recruiting process including changes to financial aid, official visits, NCAA eligibility standards and more…
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 […]
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.
How do I create and market an athletic recruiting video to college coaches? What do I include in an athletic recruiting video for college coaches? 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 […]
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 […]
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? What percentage of high school athletes will play at the college level? Some recruiting services pitch exposure as the ultimate recruiting tool and the number […]
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 […]
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 […]
The NCAA has recently created two classifications of eligibility enrollment that serve students wishing to play NCAA D1 or D2 athletics, and students who are undecided or will play NCAA D3 athletics.
What is the best way to succeed in the college athletic recruiting process? Question: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time. I talk to a lot of parents about recruiting. The word I hear over and over again is “overwhelming.” The quote about eating an elephant was in […]