If you are a high school athlete who is good enough to play college sports, you now have two options for getting recruited to play at the university level.
- You can continue to sit back and wait for college sports opportunities to come to you.
- Or you can get some help in obtaining opportunities to play college sports.
The following questions are progressive in nature. The more YES answers you can make, the more seriously you are getting recruited.
If you are not getting phone calls (plural) from a college coach (as a Senior), or your High School Coach or Club Coach is not getting regular phone calls from a College Coach (if you are a 9th, 10th or 11th Grader), then the College Coaches are not seriously recruiting you and you are not in their Top 10 Recruits for your specific Player Position or Event.
Ask yourself these questions to find out if you are being recruited or not:
- Have you received any letters, e-mails or recruiting questionnaires yet?
- Have you received any phone calls (plural) from College Coaches yet?
- Are College Coaches contacting you every 7 to 10 days?
- Have they offered you an Unofficial or Official Recruiting Visit yet?
- Have they offered any type of financial funding yet in the form of a Scholarship, athletic, merit or academic?
If none of these things are happening, then you are WAY you behind in the recruiting process and may need some additional help.
So what else can you do?
First, become a serious “STUDENT” athlete. Take academics very seriously. It is the number one way to get money for college and also the best way for college coaches to take you seriously. College Coaches will have plenty of options and hundreds of athletes to choose from. The better your grades, the better opportunities and options you will have.
Second, do not sit back and wait for College Coaches to come and find you. Become Pro Active and start reaching out to College Coaches.
Third, consult with a professional with college recruiting experience who can help to guide you through the college recruiting process. After all, the best way to successfully navigate the college recruiting process is to be mentored by someone who has gone through the process before.