Archive | December, 2014

5 Recruiting Resolutions for 2015

30 Dec

Having trouble coming up with your 2015 New Years resolutions? If you are looking to get recruited, it’s important to have a game plan.

5 Recruiting Resolutions for 2015.

1. Research colleges and universities. To have success in recruiting you’ve got to know what you want. That starts by creating a list of schools that might be a fit for you both on and off the field. Consider different criteria like the division of play (D1, D2, D3 etc), school size and the academic programs offered.

2. Up your game. Work hard on the areas of your game that need improvement and become even stronger in the areas where you already excel. At the end of the day, it’s your ability on the pitch that will get you recruited. Being disciplined and training hard will absolutely give you the best chance at attracting the eyes of a college coach.

3. Focus on the books. Your grades are an essential piece in the recruiting puzzle. In many cases, before a coach ever looks at your ability on the field, they look at your grades. Coaches are looking for student-athletes who excel both on and off the field.

4. Connect with college coaches. Like many things in life, the recruiting process is all about relationships. In order to develop relationships, you have to be proactive in your efforts to connect. If you’re waiting for coaches to find you, you probably won’t get very far.

5. Plan for video. At some point in the recruiting process a college coach will request video in order to get a better feel for you as an athlete. You should plan to film several games this winter and spring so you can be ready when the request is made.

 If you need help working on your New Year’s resolutions, give me a shout. I’ve helped dozens of student-athletes get recruited to some of the top schools in the country and I’d love to hear your story.

Each student-athlete is unique and that’s why I take a personal, customized approach to the recruiting process. You’ve got one shot to get into college, let me help you turn your dreams into a reality.  -PG