Sports Recruiting Tips & Advice

College Recruiting Series #9: A recruit’s guide to the coaching staff: Who to email first?

2018-01-15T15:06:11-04:00Blog, Coaching, college, NCSA, Recruiting|

Imagine this: You've done your research about college programs, created your target list, and now you're ready to start reaching out to college coaches. You go to one school's website to look up the coaching staff, only to see a whole list of names and titles. There's an assistant coach, position coach, recruiting coordinator and a head coach. Who do you message first? Do you just email the whole group? Just like everything else in the recruiting process, who you contact on the coaching staff requires some strategy. We've created this go-toguide to help you figure the best person to contact. NCSA is used by 35,000+ college coaches. Start connecting with them today!  When using this guide, always start by going down the list, not up. For example, if the team doesn't have a recruiting coordinator, start with the position coach. If you've emailed the position coach but haven't heard [...]

College Recruiting Series #8: 5 Steps to Writing an Eye-Catching Email to College Coaches

2019-04-09T09:38:03-04:00Recruiting, Uncategorized|

Sending an introductory email to college coaches can be a great way to get your foot in the door with programs you’re interested in. However, writing an email to a college coach takes some preparation and planning. Coaches get a lot of emails every day. Think, in the hundreds or even thousands. In other words, your email needs to really stand out. It should be clear, concise and to the point, illustrating why you’re interested in that coach’s program and why you would be a good fit. Coaches aren’t going to read—or even open—generic, mass emails sent to all the programs you’re interested in. Follow our email guidelines below to create your best message. Want to stand out even more to college coaches? Start your free profile with NCSA. Step 1: Your subject line should include key pieces of information about you as a recruit If you don’t have a [...]

How college coaches evaluate recruits

2018-01-15T15:53:34-04:00Recruiting|

The recruiting process can be complicated and intense—even for college coaches. They are responsible for evaluating hundreds or even thousands of talented student-athletes every year, choosing only a select few for their rosters. If it sounds like an impossible task, you’re not far off. However, coaches have the recruiting process down to a science. They know what they are looking for and how to find it. […]

College Recruiting Series #6: How to get a scholarship offer—before you start high school

2018-01-15T09:44:06-04:00college, NCSA, Recruiting, scholarship, Tips and Tricks, youth sports|

Stories about early recruiting have taken the college sports world by storm. Athletes as young as 10 years old are verbally committing to top Division I universities. If you’re scratching your head wondering how this can happen, you’re not alone—athletes and parents alike are asking the same question. However, the trend toward recruiting younger and younger athletes is quickly becoming the new norm. […]

College Recruiting Series #5:  Choosing a College is a 40-Year Decision

2018-01-15T15:03:28-04:00Recruiting|

Choosing a college isn’t a four-year decision; it’s a 40-year decision. From campus to classes, academics to culture, there’s a lot to consider. And, often, students don’t even know what they want in a college experience. To help yourstudent-athlete better understand their best college match, you can start by asking them the right questions. In this article, we provide 20 questions to gauge academic and cultural fit. […]