Keys to Recruitment by Varsity Pages

You have the talent, the grades and more importantly the desire to play in college. So how will colleges learn about you? Obviously, the more colleges that know about your abilities, the better the chances are for you being recruited. But who is responsible for letting college coaches know about you? Is it your high school coach?

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Most coaches are willing to help in every way possible, but you need to realize their limitations. First, you need to understand his/her schedule. Most coaches teach all day. In-season, they are coaching for another two or three hours, then go home. This leaves them with about four hours in the evening to themselves or families before the "sleep monster" grabs them and carts them off to bed. How much time do they really have to devote to getting your information out? Secondly, not too many high schools have money set aside for coaches to do mailings and pay for long distance calls to colleges.

If you're serious about playing sports in college, you should definitely ask your high school coach for help. But you need to take control of the recruiting process yourself, too, by making sure college coaches know about you.

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