How to Get Ahead in the Recruiting Process

Get some actionable tips from our recruiting experts for staying ahead of the curve in your college recruiting process.

TIMECODES

1:00 Show outline
1:28 Be proactive: contact college coaches
4:23 Start your recruiting process on the right foot
8:04 Understand how college coaches recruit
15:05 Check things off your spring recruiting checklist
18:04 Summary
Live Q & A
19:18 My sophomore is interested in schools that are far away, what is the best way to catch the coach’s attention?
21:44 How effective are skills videos with coaches?
23:29 What do you do if a coach wants to watch you in person but you live far away?
24:59 My son, who is a senior, has never reached out to college coaches, is there still opportunity for him?
26:43 Should a sophomore take part in an ID camp or would it be more advantageous to wait until next year?
28:02 Does it cost anything for my son to have a profile put up for college coaches to see?
30:19 Ring the Bell #NCSACOMMIT

SUMMARY

From underclassmen just getting started in the process to student-athletes ready to make a college decision, student-athletes are responsible for managing their own recruiting process. The student-athletes who often have the most success in the process are those that work just as hard at getting recruited as they do at their sport.

Get downloadable recruiting checklists for each grade level here: https://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting/managing-recruiting-process/spring-checklist

Discover what type of camp is right for you: https://www.ncsasports.org/events

House all your important recruiting information in your NCSA recruiting profile: https://recruit-match.ncsasports.org/clientrms/user_accounts/sign_in

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