Athletes Call College Coaches
College coaches are extremely busy throughout the course of a day and week. It isn’t easy to reach a coach on his/her office line. However, there are some strategies you should consider when attempting to make contact with a college coach; we’ll explore those below.
When is the best time of day to call a college coach?
Coaches don’t spend hours upon hours in their office. They have a lot of responsibilities that force them to constantly be on the go. It is difficult to reach a coach on his/her office line, but you have the best chance if you call between 10am – 2pm. Don’t call repeatedly and leave tons of messages. If you are unsuccessful at reaching the coach, then after the third or fourth attempt you can leave a message for the coach to call you back.
When is the best time of week to call a college coach?
This depends on the sport. Some sports have games during the week days, while other sports are just on the weekends. You’ll need to look at the team’s schedule to see when they play. Obviously, don’t call the day of a game, and try not to call the day before either. You need to consider the fact that the coach will probably be game planning their opponent or they might even be on the road traveling to a road game. The best time to call is a couple of days before a game or the day after a game. Calling the day after a win is probably the best strategy; you’ll probably catch them in a good mood!
When is the best time of year to call a college coach?
As mentioned above, coaches are very busy throughout the course of a season. Your best option to make contact with a coach is during the off-season. You should still try and call a coach during the season to keep coaches updating on your season, but youâ€™ll have more success getting in contact during the off-season. You should also become familiar with the NCAA recruiting calendars. Each sport has certain dates that coaches are more accessible to recruits. Look for evaluation and contact periods for your sport.
When is the best time during an athlete’s high school career to call a college coach?
The NCAA has rules in place that limits the amount of contact coaches have with freshman and sophomores in high school. However, an athlete can contact a college coach if it is the athlete that initiates the contact. If you’re an underclassmen with no varsity experience and you’re not getting any recruiting material, you should not be calling college coaches just yet. A coach isn’t going to review film of you if it isn’t against varsity competition. You can still email coaches and follow their social media accounts to keep them informed of you as a potential recruit, but limit calls to college coaches unless you have varsity experience or play on a premier club team. If you are a sophomore that played sophomore level basketball, then Coach K at Duke isn’t going to want to hear from you. You need to know your recruiting level. As your junior year rolls around, you can begin to game plan which coaches to call. By this time, you should be playing club ball and be in line for a roster spot on the varsity team.