Knowing how to respond to a coach and what to do when you get these responses is a crucial process in securing a sport scholarship. For coaches giving out scholarships is like running a business, think of yourself as an employee, the coach is trying to get the best players they can for as little money each as they can afford. A general rule coaches will enforce is you can’t lose scholarship money but you can increase what you are getting. Despite this, full scholarships are a possibility.
What To Avoid When Meeting A College Coach
As we’ve previously mentioned coaches are not only looking for athletes with talent, when recruiting they take into consideration many other factor and during a meeting there are many things that they will look for that could ruin your interview.
First and foremost, don’t get down if things aren’t perfect and don’t go as planned, it is expected that you will be nervous and coaches know that. However, there are a few things you should avoid if you want to make a good impression.
Qualities Coaches Look for in Recruits
When recruiting, coaches look for athletes that will fit into their teams, usually filling their weaknesses. As a result, not all coaches are looking for the same type of athlete and will look for different particular characteristics that may be decisive in the recruiting process.
Here are some of those things:
The Importance of Making a Good Recruiting Profile
Most recruiting processes begin online through recruiting services, so your profile is the first impression you make with the coaches. A good online profile allows coaches to find and evaluate prospective athletes quickly and efficiently.
Here are 5 things you should consider when writing yours:
Differences Between NCAA Divisions I, II and III
“The NCAA’s three divisions were created in 1973 to align like-minded campuses in the areas of philosophy, competition and opportunity” – NCAA
The NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, regulates the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. The purpose of creating different divisions is to create an even playing field for college teams, giving teams with fewer resources a chance to compete in championships. However, the higher the division the more publicity and prestige it gets.
We compiled a list of differences between each division, so you can see which one suits your goals and abilities the most:
SAT or ACT?
As soon as you start looking for colleges you have to pay attention to the admission requirements schools ask for. When it comes to test scores, colleges accept both the SAT and ACT for admissions and merit-based scholarships, so which one should you take?
These are the differences:
We talked with, Australian soccer player, Brian Jamba after he had settled in his new home at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. UCF is the second largest University in America with roughly 60,000 students enrolled. UCF is also part of the NCAA Division 1 universities. Since his arrival, Brian has already become a key player on the team. Check out what he says about his first few months in the states.
5 Things to do on College Visits
Choosing the right school is a HUGE decision. Part of the decision making process is touring prospective schools. While it may seem overwhelming make sure to incorporate these 5 steps into every tour to get the most out of your college visits. Continue Reading…
3 Reasons you won’t be Recruited
Many recruits make the mistake of thinking they only have to be good athletes to get recruited. In reality being a good athlete may not be enough to be recruited. Many scouts not only look for talent on the field, but behavior off the field and in the classroom.