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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Why Coaches Should Prioritize Long-Term Potential When Filling Their Roster

Right now across the globe talent scouts are rigorously observing and analyzing young athletes with the hope of identifying and selecting the next...

How to Fund Your College Experience

It happens. Some of the coaches who contact you through your CaptainU profile may be from colleges you don't like, and you find yourself asking "The...

How to Handle Being Recruited by a College You Don't Like

It happens. Some of the coaches who contact you through your CaptainU profile may be from colleges you don't like, and you find yourself asking "The...

Create a College Wish List Based on What Matters Most to You

There are a lot of colleges out there, each with its pros and cons. Keep your thoughts straight while you search. Create a list of what matters to...

3 Things to Consider When Organizing Your College List

So you have your list of schools that you would love to attend as a student athlete. Intimidating isn't it? With so many options out there, great...

4 Recruiting Strategies Commonly Used by College Coaches

In this video, North Western University Head Football Coach, Pat Fitzgerald, outlines four aspects he looks at when recruiting athletes. He lists them...

How You Can Use Your Recruiting Process to Accurately Predict Your Chances of Playing for a College Team

I've been talking with a coach. How do I know if I'm going to make that team?with a coach. How do I know if I'm going to make that team?So far, so...

4 Tips for Taking Control of Your Camp or Showcase Experience

When you go to a showcase or camp, don't just hope coaches notice you. Use your CaptainU athlete profile to connect with them before, during, and after...

What's the Difference Between a National Letter of Intent and a Verbal Commitment?

There's a college you love, and it's time to give a pledge. You can do this in a couple of ways. Sign a National Letter of Intent, a move always saved...

How Do Athletic Scholarships Actually Work?

Athletic scholarships are a great way to cover college costs. Know how to get one and keep it. They're found in NCAA Divisions I and II, where more than...

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