Interested in finding an opportunity to obtain a scholarship to play your sport at a university in America? Here are five simple strategies that will allow you to maximize your chances of getting recruited.
1) Match footage is crucial
While playing at a high level will certainly allow you to showcase and improve your abilities, it won’t help your chances of getting recruited unless coaches are watching your play. If there is no way for coaches to come to your competitions, there is only one real solutions. Our scouts need video footage to take to coaches in order for the coach to have an accurate perception of you as an athlete. These highlight videos must look as clean as possible, showcasing your abilities in a clear, accurate format. This doesn’t mean you have to go buy a fancy camera, just have a parent/sibling/friend take a video from a good angle on their phone and make sure you are as visible and noticeable as possible.
2) Better grades lead to better scholarships
Finding the right college opportunity isn’t all about having outstanding athletic abilities. By studying hard and earning a high score on the SAT/ACT, opportunities will undoubtedly fall into your lap. While earning a 36 on the ACT won’t necessarily land you a spot on a D1 team, it will certainly help your chances of being admitted to the school and earning an academic scholarship. The more scholarship money you are able to earn through academics, the less pressure the coach has to spend the program’s money on your tuition. If you are recruited for a spot on a team and create an opportunity to afford school without taking an athletic scholarship, you are allowing your program to reallocate funds to build a stronger team.
3) Keep your social media clean
This is a huge rule that we can’t stress the importance of enough. DON’T POST ILLEGAL/OFFENSIVE THINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Coaches have accounts on every platform and they have the power to strip scholarships/opportunities from athletes that don’t follow this rule. Don’t post anything with drinking, smoking, cussing, racial comments, offensive comments and/or basically anything you wouldn’t want your mother to see. A good rule of thumb for this recruiting tip is if you are not sure if you should post it or not, don’t post it. There is no reason to risk losing your scholarship opportunity by posting something stupid to be funny. Keep it clean, and keep it positive on social media.
4) Don’t be afraid of exposure
Getting recruited won’t happen overnight. Most D1 coaches begin building their team years before the first match of the season. They are constantly scouting, and to get on their radar, you need to do go above and beyond what you think is necessary. Participate in as many recruiting camps as possible. In order to get recruited coaches need to see you play. While inviting them to your games is great and sometimes useful, coaches are not always available to see you play. Making sure that you have a solid highlight video and a way to put it in front of coaches is crucial to the success of international athletes because it is nearly impossible for coaches to see these athletes play in any other way.
5) Communication is key
In order to receive a scholarship offer, you must either be in contact with a coach, or you must have an agent that handles the communication for you. It is extremely difficult to get in contact with a D1 coach without a highlight video, a list of stats or any initial interest from the coach. The strict recruiting rules and regulations that the NCAA inforce makes this process difficult for international recruits that haven’t had the chance to showcase their abilities in person. The most beneficial strategy for international athletes is to put together a collection of highlights, both in real matches and in training, to send to coaches here in the States. However, this strategy is not always enough to get their attention. Using our service allows you to showcase your skills in front of hundreds of coaches across the United States. While our service does charge an initial cost, the money saved over a four year college career is well worth it.
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