For Freshman, Sophmores, Juniors, and Seniors:
*Identify core courses and curriculum requirements. Be aware that your grades begin to affect your colleiate eligibility at the beginning of your freshman year.
*Attend camps and exposure events. College coaches may attend camps and will be able to evaluate your ability and progress.
*Review your schedule and eligibility requirements with your High School councelor to be sure you are on track academically.
For Sophmores, Juniors, and Seniors:
*Discuss playing collegiately with High School/Club coach and identify the areas of your game that need improvement. A coach you trust can help you with your blind spots.
*Personally contact recruiting coordinators and coaches at possible school of interest. Parents and athletes can contact the coaches anytime.
For Juniors and Seniors:
*Register with NCAA Eligibility Center. Registration is required if you plan to play for an NCAA college or university.
*Take PSAT in the fall of Junior year. The preliminary test will give you an idea on how well you are prepared for the ACT/SAT. Take the necessary prep classes for upcoming ACT/SAT tests. Be prepared!
*Research your top college/university choices. Compare and contrast different programs that would be a good fit for you.
*Complete college application and financial aid forms. Follow up and check your acceptance status at schools where you applied.
*Take/re-take ACT/SAT test as needed.
*Meet with your High School councelor to get your final transcripts and ACT/SAT scores to NCAA Eligibility Center.
5 Skills of College Recruiting
1. Academics: Be ready to perform in the college classroom.
2. Athletics: Demonstrate ability to succeed on the field.
3. Relationships: Know more than just the names of college coaches and schools.
4. Mentality: Emphasize your strengths, understand your development needs.
5. You: College is for the student. Parents can (& should) support the student-athlete, however interaction with coaches should start and end with the player.