Has the coach been with the program for years, or does he or she have a history of changing schools?
Watch games on TV or online—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.
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.