College Recruiting

The athletic recruiting process is a lot like dating, with college coaches/scouts and high-school student-athletes sizing each other up and searching for the right match. The process requires participants to understand and observe NCAA rules and regulations, conduct thorough research, schedule home and campus visits, network and communicate appropriately, and, for most student-athletes, engage in self-marketing. Learn best practices from athletes who have achieved success and the experts who have helped them.

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3 Sports Parent Behaviors That Turn Off College Coaches

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Why 'Going D1' Isn't the End All, Be All

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Official vs. Unofficial Visits: What's the Difference?

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I Want to Play Sports in College But I'm Not Getting Recruited. What Should I Do?

Every serious high school athlete has a similar dream for the next step of their athletic lives—to get recruited and play their sport of choice in c...

Reminder for Aspiring College Athletes: You Should Actually Like the School You Choose

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