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Advice on what it takes to play men’s college basketball and how you can prepare for the next level physically, mentally and academically.

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

Parents helping kids get recruited Be realistic – if you are going into your senior year and no division 1 school has called, you are not going division 1 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. Distance – Do not let distance be a factor in your decision. Your family will always support you. Prospect should ask coaches tough questions like Continue reading →

Men’s College Basketball – 6 Stories of Players Exceeding Expectations

GCA Athlete Recruiting By Steve O’Brien – Goal: College Athlete Want to know what it takes to exceed expectations in Men’s College Basketball? At GCA, we have asked hundreds of Men’s Basketball Coaches coaches the following question: Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player […] Continue reading →

How to Play College Basketball – 5 Men’s Basketball Coaches Answer

 AT GCA, we have asked hundreds of Men’s College Basketball Coaches this question: Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete? We have received a range of thoughtful and relevant responses from Men’s College Basketball Coaches across Divisions I, II and III. We wanted to share some of the best answers to give young/high school men’s basketball players some perspectives that they might be overlooking and motivating them to put more emphasis on these qualities to reach their goals and become a College Basketball player: Dick Meader – University of Maine at Farmington – Head Coach I am attaching a “Program Ideals” that indicates the characteristics that we would like to have in our program. If a recruit has those qualities, we would be very pleased. I think the difference in many athletes is how goal orientated are they. The more solid they are as a student, the more reliable they will be as an athlete….. Continue reading →

College Basketball | 5 Top Qualities Men’s Coaches Want in a Student-Athlete

 What are the top qualities Men’s Basketball coaches want in a potential recruit or student-athlete for their program? Obviously all coaches want talented players, this is a given, but there are many other essential qualities and intangibles these coaches want and NEED from their players to make their programs successful, year in and year out. Goal College Athlete asked hundreds of Men’s Basketball coaches what qualities they look for when recruiting players. With the thoughtful feedback we received from these coaches we created the Top 5 Qualities Men’s Basketball Coaches look for in a potential student-athlete for their program. Our goal is to share this information to help you become a better overall basketball player and make you aware of what the expectations are for players at the college level. Here are the Top 5 Qualities Men’s Basketball Coaches want in a student-athlete (in no particular order): Continue reading →