6 Recruiting Tips From a Division 2 Men’s Basketball Coach

Student Athletes Commiting early1. Be realistic – if you are going into your senior year and no division 1 school has called, you are not going division 1

2. Go where you like the coaches and players – to many kids choose a school because they like the campus or the major, 80% of all kids change there major and you are going to be around the coaches and players, make sure you like them. 

3. Distance – Do not let distance be a factor in your decision. Your family will always support you.

4. Prospect should ask coaches tough questions – graduation rates, do I have a chance to play, how do I fit in, when I finish playing how will our relationship help me get a job, etc.

5. Take as many visits as possible – Find out what you like and what you don’t like. When you leave a place look around and envision yourself being there.

6. Make sure you the prospect makes the decision – not a family member

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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