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:
1. Write a draft.
Put all your ideas down on paper. Don’t be scared by this process, many athletes get intimidated by this step because they want to make sure that what they write showcases their talents perfectly and their profile ends up empty and lacking personality. You want your profile to stand out and not sound like all the other profiles coaches have looked at.
A draft is a good way to get started as you don’t want to take to long writing it. You want to put yourself out there as soon as possible. Coaches start looking for athletes very early, planning for the years ahead, so you want to make sure they take notice of you ASAP.
2. Add any career highlights, achievements, relevant skills and/or qualifications.
Include any recognition you’ve gotten during your career as it may reflect what your coach is looking for. This is not the time for modesty. You may also want to add any other sports you practice and that showcase additional skills.
However, what you do off the field is just as important. Coaches are looking for skilled athletes that won’t cause any trouble and that are easy to train, and grades may be a reflection of a responsible and dedicated student.
3. Add a video
Videos present a small demonstration of your skills. You may not have any major achievements, but a video would be the opportunity to showcase your talent.
A video is what most coaches use to make an initial evaluation as it sometimes is the only way they have to watch prospective students around the world in action.
4. Complete as much of the profile for you as possible
If you have the chance to include photos, video, information and links to any article do it!
This is the only way a coach has to find out who you are, so make it that easy for them because sometimes it is the only way a coach has to understand what type of person you are. Your profile is a reflection of you.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask us any questions! We are here to help you!