33 Point Checklist To Help You Get Recruited To Play College Sports

college student-athlete adviceBy Steve O’Brien – Goal: College Athlete

1. Find out how good you are – learn how

2. Do an Academic Evaluation – learn how

3. Create and Organize a Target List of Schools – learn how

4. Clean Up Your Facebook and Social Media Presence – learn why

5. Use YouTube – learn why

6. Create Videos (Highlight, Personal, Reference) – learn how

7. Build an Online Athletic Profile – learn why

8. Setup a Dedicated Email Account for your Recruiting Process – learn why

9. Create an Email Signature – learn more

10. Sign up with NCAA Eligibility Center – learn why

11. Build a Strategy and Process – learn more

12. Drive the Process YOURSELF – learn why

13. Be consistently PRO-ACTIVE – learn why

14. Understand It’s about the Coaches, Not you – learn more

15. Don’t Assume You Know What Coaches are Thinking – learn why

16. Understand the Evolution of Role Players in College Sports – learn why

17. Learn the Program and Coach’s Background – learn why

18. Learn what qualities college coaches are looking for in your sport – Read Coach’s Responses

19. Find out what You may want to Study – learn why

20. Learn why Email is Crucial to be Recruited – learn more

21. Send Personal and Relevant Email to College Coaches – see example emails

22. Contact MANY Coaches and Assistant Coaches – learn why

23. Find out When is the Best Time to Send Emails to College Coaches – learn more

24. Learn why you MUST continue to Follow Up with Coaches – learn why

25. Build a Script on What to Say when you Call a College Coach – learn more

26. Leave Proper Voice-mails to College Coaches – learn more

27. Be Respectful to Coaches and School Employees – learn more

28. Be in Shape when You Meet College Coaches – learn why

29. Dress Accordingly When You Meet Coaches and School Officials – learn why

30. Take Control of the Negotiation Process – learn more

31. Don’t Be Rushed on Your Decision – learn more

32. Always Communicate Honestly with Coaches – learn more

33. Go With Your Gut Decision – learn more

Don’t take the recruiting process for granted. Build a plan, execute and keep persisting. You will get what you deserve.

If you have any questions regarding the recruiting process please feel free to email me at [email protected] I will try to give you some thoughtful advice to support you in your efforts. Best of luck!



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About Steve O'Brien
Steve O'Brien is the co-creator of Goal: College Athlete (GCA). The website was built to inspire young athletes to reach their goal of playing college sports. Information includes a pro-active plan to get the attention of college coaches and also insight from college coaches on what qualities they look for in a potential recruit. Steve played College Hockey at the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 1999. Questions? Send Steve an email at [email protected]

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