College Recruiting Series #8: 5 Steps to Writing an Eye-Catching Email to College Coaches

Sending an introductory email to college coaches can be a great way to get your foot in the door with programs you’re interested in. However, writing an email to a college coach takes some preparation and planning. Coaches get a lot of emails every day. Think, in the hundreds or even thousands. In other words, your email needs to really stand out. It should be clear, concise and to the point, illustrating why you’re interested in that coach’s program and why you would be a good fit. Coaches aren’t going to read—or even open—generic, mass emails sent to all the programs you’re interested in. Follow our email guidelines below to create your best message. Want to stand out even more to college coaches? Start your free profile with NCSA. Step 1: Your subject line should include key pieces of information about you as a recruit If you don’t have a [...]

2017-10-18T13:37:59+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

College Recruiting Series #7: How to find the best NCAA division level for you

If you’re struggling to start your college search process, you’re not alone! With some 5,300 colleges and universities across the United States, creating your list of top schools requires filtering through thousands of different institutions. To help you better understand your options, we’ve put together some guidelines about what makes each NCAA division level unique. As you’re considering which division level is right for you, keep an open mind. Many athletes will only look at DI schools, turning down opportunities at a DII or DIII institution. Oftentimes, these athletes will miss their chance to compete in college athletics because they focused on schools that weren’t the right fit. Instead, determine what you want out of your college experience, assess your athletic talent and go from there. Many athletes who have the talent to compete at a Division I school, opt to play DIII because they prefer a smaller campus and [...]

2017-10-18T13:04:36+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Back to School: Managing School and Sport This Fall Season

School bells all across the country are ringing, signaling another school year and the beginning of another fall sports season. As student-athletes start the new year, it is easy for them to worry about how they will manage good grades while also performing to their ability in their sport. Whether they are a senior going through the college application process, a freshman getting ready to play on their very first varsity level team or a middle school athlete excited to try a new sport, the worry is the same for all of them. As an athlete who has been there, done that, I know the stress and competing variables that occur when trying to be at your best both athletically and academically. […]

2017-09-05T18:06:29+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Back to School, Student-Athlete, Time Management|

How college coaches evaluate recruits

The recruiting process can be complicated and intense—even for college coaches. They are responsible for evaluating hundreds or even thousands of talented student-athletes every year, choosing only a select few for their rosters. If it sounds like an impossible task, you’re not far off. However, coaches have the recruiting process down to a science. They know what they are looking for and how to find it. […]

2017-08-14T17:50:03+00:00 August 14th, 2017|recruiting|

College Recruiting Series #6: How to get a scholarship offer—before you start high school

Stories about early recruiting have taken the college sports world by storm. Athletes as young as 10 years old are verbally committing to top Division I universities. If you’re scratching your head wondering how this can happen, you’re not alone—athletes and parents alike are asking the same question. However, the trend toward recruiting younger and younger athletes is quickly becoming the new norm. […]

2017-08-14T17:43:59+00:00 August 14th, 2017|college, NCSA, recruiting, scholarship, Tips and Tricks, youth sports|