Be in Shape and Dress Accordingly

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Be in Shape When You Meet College Coaches

When you meet with coaches it is very important that you are in great shape. If you are an athlete looking to get an offer to play a sport at the college level there is no excuse for you not to be in shape. If you appear overweight or unfit you are giving the coaches the perception that you do not take your sport seriously. The coaches, then, may not take you seriously. On the other hand, you will leave a great first impression on the coaches if you appear to be in great physical condition. If I was a coach and met a potential recruit who was overweight I would think why should I recruit you when you obviously don’t take care of yourself and aren’t doing the things within your control to make yourself a better athlete? Other athletes are doing these things. If you want to play college sports, get in the best shape of your life. No excuses.


“If you want to play college sports, get in the best shape of your life. No excuses.”


Dress Accordingly to Be Recruited

Any opportunity to meet a member of the coaching staff or school official is an opportunity to make a positive impression. Don’t ruin it by not dressing accordingly. Different situations call for different attire but there are some things that you should not be wearing at this point in the recruiting process including hats, tank tops, flip flops, worn sneakers or ripped clothing to name a few.

This is your chance to play your sport at the college level. Why make a bad impression and look immature or unprofessional when you don’t have to? You might say, “It only matters how good I am as an athlete, not what I wear.” My answer would be “Why risk it?” I would recommend dressing conservatively and just a notch above what the situation calls for. Remember, it’s the little things that might be the difference between you or a similar recruit getting an offer. Also, the goal is to get multiple offers so take every part of the process with every team/school seriously and with professionalism.


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