5 Things to Examine at Any College

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Has the coach been with the program for years, or does he or she have a history of changing schools?

Coaching Style

Watch games on TV or onlineā€”or better yet, attend one on campus. Does the team's style of play match your experience?


How many players are at your position, and how old are they? A squad loaded with seniors could mean earlier playing time, while a logjam of freshmen may mean a redshirt is on your horizon.

Program Culture

At on-campus visits, ask players about the team's practice plans, off-season schedules, and the time commitment required.


Are you comfortable at the practice venue, weight room and trainer's room? They're going to be your home away from home.

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