Communicating With College Coaches


Keeping in contact with college coaches is an essential part of the college recruiting process.  Coaches get busy throughout the year and can’t always keep up with contacting recruits.  Recruits need to be proactive to keep the communication lines open and not to slip off the radar.  In order to stay on the radar and ahead of other recruits you need to do things that others might not be doing.  What kind of communication efforts should recruits be doing?

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The NCAA rules on texting have changed to allow for more communication between college coaches and recruits.  Coaches are using texting to frequently keep tabs on potential recruiting targets. There are some important rules to follow when texting with a college coach.

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This is your best way to get answers from a coach, while being able to develop a friendship/relationship with them, and getting the coaches to trust in you and to let them know you genuinely care about their program.  What kind of conversations can an athlete expect from a college coach?

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COACHING PHOTO1A college coach is going to have certain questions that they’ll ask when talking with potential recruits.  It is smart to be prepared for the conversation. It is important for the recruit to have a basic understanding of what questions the college coach is going to ask.

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Recruits should have certain questions prepared to ask college coaches in order to learn more about the school and sports program. Getting important answers from college scouts will help in an athlete’s athletic recruitment process.

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College coaches are extremely busy throughout the course of a day and/or week.  There are strategies recruits should consider when attempting to make contact with a college coach.  Find out the secrets.

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