How To Navigate The College Sports Recruiting Process

By Andrew Beinbrink, CEO of SportsForce – http://www.sportsforceonline.com

Are you looking to feel more confident as you look to prepare for college sports and the recruiting process? At SportsForce, we hear many different questions, opinions, and stories from student-athletes, parents, and coaches all the time.

  • When do college coaches start recruiting?
  • What are college coaches looking for?
  • How can we maximize exposure to college recruiters?
  • What do we need to do and when do we need to do it?
  • What about the SAT, ACT, financial aid, NCAA Eligibility Center, etc…

Here are two simple and proven ACTION STEPS you can use today to begin taking control of your sports career and college sports goals.

Step 1: Student-athlete assessment

ACTION ITEMS:

1. Ask yourself “What type of college experience am I looking for?”

Attention student-athletes:

You need to reflect on what type of experience you are looking for. Write your thoughts down in a casual format (bullet points are fine) and be able to verbalize what type of college experience you are looking for.

Attention parents:

We recommend parents letting your son or daughter answer this question with no undue pressure. See if your student-athlete can describe the type of experience they are looking for.

GOAL = To get a clear idea of what college experience you want as a student-athlete.

2. What are your key college decision factors?

Create a list of all of the key decision factors and give 1 to 5 points for each decision factor (5 being an extremely important decision factor).  Potential decision factors including: Academics (Majors offered, career development, alumni), Athletics (level of competition, W/L record, tradition), Social environment, Size of school, Public vs. Private, Cost, Location, Coaching Staff, Intuition (gut feeling, emotional connection). Then rank the colleges you are interested in.  By using this system you will be able to create an overall point total for each school.  We recommend doing this on a spreadsheet.

GOAL = To have a proven ranking system to know what potential colleges you are really interested in.

To accelerate your education on the college sports preparation and recruiting process, I recommend signing up for our FREE SportsForce College Sports Recruiting Guide.

* FREE Sign up click HERE

To get access to more advanced college recruiting tips, strategies and advice visit our website and RESOURCES section.

The SportsForce team, which is comprised of former college and professional athletes and coaches, is relentlessly committed to providing an ongoing education to help you best navigate your journey as a student-athlete, parent or coach.

Article courtesy of SportsForce, Home for professional and affordable College Sports Recruiting Tools, Tips, Online Profiles, Highlight Videos and Premium Services.

www.sportsforceonline.com

info@sportsforceonline.com

858.350.5889

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