College Recruiting Articles

The athletic recruiting process is a lot like dating, with college coaches/scouts and high-school student-athletes sizing each other up and searching for the right match. The process requires participants to understand and observe NCAA rules and regulations, conduct thorough research, schedule home and campus visits, network and communicate appropriately, and, for most student-athletes, engage in self-marketing. Learn best practices from athletes who have achieved success and the experts who have helped them.

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4 Things College Coaches Will Never Tell You About Recruiting

Getting recruited by a college program can be one of the coolest experiences you go through as an athlete. Going off to college, in general, is exc...

Why You Shouldn't Wait Until Your Junior Year of High School to Get Serious About College Sports

One of the most significant advantages I had when it came to NCAA recruiting was having parents who were forward thinking. I have a brother who's t...

7 Steps to Crushing your Club Volleyball Tryout

Club volleyball tryouts. At the end of each fall, an army of high school volleyball players looking for college coach exposure descend upon courts ...

11 Things College Volleyball Coaches Look for From Recruits

The competition for an athletic college scholarship can be ferocious. Many high school athletes want to play sports in college, but each program ha...

A High School Athlete's Guide to Using Social Media Effectively

The social media industry is booming. Users are at an all-time high, revenue is at an all-time high and the trends are going up at a rapid pace int...

Terrell Davis Had Just One Scholarship Offer After High School. Now He's in the Hall of Fame

Coming out of Lincoln High School in San Diego, California, Terrell Davis was about as unheralded a recruit as one can be. When he first joined the...

7 Things to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter to a College Coach

As we learned in our article how to write a cover letter to a college coach, the very best way to introduce yourself to a coach is with a personalized...

Follow This Template to Create the Perfect College Recruiting Video

Before you're offered a spot on a college team, the coach will usually want to see you play in person. While a highlights video isn't a substitute for...

This is the Best Time to Start Your College Recruiting Process

The recruiting timeline is a subject of great confusion. Rumors spread like wildfire, people make uninformed decisions, and it often results in...

[PODCAST] Building an Athlete Strength Training Program With Mark Rippetoe

Fully committing yourself to your sport as an athlete is something that most people think means practice, practice, practice. It turns out, as our guest...

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