If you’re doing it right, the recruiting process isn’t just a senior-year responsibility, and the amount of time you dedicate to your recruiting each week—or even each month—will fluctuate. Initially, you’ll need to spend extra time researching schools and writing individualized introductory emails to each coach.
If there is one mantra above all others for recruiting, it's "be proactive." This is especially true for communicating with college coaches. Coaches are extremely busy; they have countless recruits to consider, plus teams of their own to coach during the regular season.
The last thing you want to think about when you’re trying to get recruited is probably deadlines and paperwork, but if you don’t pay attention to the important dates, you’ll most likely lose your chance to compete in college
Athletic scholarship amounts differ greatly—from division to division, sport to sport and school to school. While most student-athletes strive for a full-ride scholarship, the reality is that only 1 percent actually receive one, and they’re usually only offered to those who play head count sports (DI basketball and DI-A football for men; DI basketball, tennis, volleyball and gymnastics for women).
The majority of student-athletes who are offered scholarships will be offered a percentage of the total cost, so it’s important to compare each package and—when possible—use them to find your best financial aid package at your top school.
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Rance Palmer can be your college recruiting counselor. He has several years of experience and has helped many of his young athletes earn college scholarships.
Rance has many contacts to colleges and coaches throughout the nation. His goal is to find the right fit for you and for the coaches you are interested in playing for.
Rance knows that young athletes and parents struggle with the college recruiting process. Many young athletes do not have the confidence to speak or contact coaches. Parents do not know how to help them with the process and feel helpless.
Rance keeps up to date on the recruiting process and passes the information on to his clients. He knows that their is a ton of misinformation that parents and young athletes receive.
It's up to you to take control of your recruitment and stay in touch with the coaches at the schools you're interested in. Professionalism and persistence in your communication will put you ahead of other recruits—even those who might be more skilled athletes.
Visiting colleges is a very important part of the recruiting process. Do you like the feel of the campus? How’s the climate? Can you see yourself living here for four years?
As you move through the recruiting process, the list of 50-plus schools you started with will naturally start to dwindle. It will be fairly obvious when a coach isn’t interested in recruiting you, and you can remove that school from your list within your online recruiting profile.