Recruiting Advice

Keep your parents in the recruiting loop (especially with financials), but make sure you’re the one leading the charge.

While it’s important to maintain consistent contact with coaches, keep in mind that they are incredibly busy people that probably don’t want to hear about every little update in your life on a daily basis.

Visiting the schools you want to compete for is essential. Be sure to inform a coach when you’re coming to visit because, most often, he or she will set you up to room with an athlete on the team for a night. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn about the school, the team, and the coach, and be sure to send the coach a thank-you note afterwards!

Talking money can be awkward, but coaches do understand how significant a part of the equation it is. Don’t be afraid to ask coaches to tell you more about the financial side of your recruitment.