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The Strategy and Process Needed to Be Recruited
There are plenty of blogs and websites out there that tell you to be pro-active and contact coaches to get noticed. They will tell you to email the coach, mail a packet with video and follow up with a call to make sure they got it. This is all well and good but what most young athletes need is some more details and tactics (i.e. A STRATEGY) to help them get the results they are looking for. I think without direction this can lead to frustration, lack of motivation in pursuing the process, fewer options and in the end a feeling that no one thinks you are good enough, hoping the one or two schools who have shown interest offer you something reasonable. I want to share with you a plan that will help you get the results you are looking for, get coaches attention, keep you motivated and give you, not the coaches, more control of the process.
I want to share with you a plan that will help you get the results you are looking for, get coaches attention, keep you motivated and give you, not the coaches, more control of the process.
Do it YOURSELF
The biggest piece of executing this strategy and process is the person driving it. If you want to get noticed by these coaches and programs YOU MUST BE THE PERSON DRIVING THE PROCESS. Not your parents, not your coach, not a recruiting agency………YOU. The one common theme I hear from all coaches in regards to recruiting is that they want the actual high school athlete contacting them, not their parents. They WANT to know that you WANT to be a part of their program. This is a BIG DEAL and not one to be overlooked or to say “It doesn’t really matter.” Picking the right recruits is one of the biggest and toughest jobs a coach has and if he or she is not hearing from you they really can’t measure how much you want to be a part of their team and will probably select someone else who is showing that passion and determination for their program.
“Yes, you should take guidance from your parents, coaches, teammates and maybe even a recruiting agency, but YOU have to DRIVE the process.”
If a coach receives a compelling and relevant email or voicemail from a high school student-athlete who wants to be a part of their program, it can be extremely powerful and holds a lot more weight than someone else doing the work on your behalf. I can’t be more adamant about anything in this guide: Execute this strategy and process yourself. Yes, you should take guidance from your parents, coaches, teammates and maybe even a recruiting agency, but YOU have to DRIVE the process.