Every high school athlete wants to play sports at the next level but you have to make sure you are meeting the NCAA requirements as well making sure you're available online so college coaches can find you. Here are a few tips to make sure you are recruitable:
1. Check with your graduation coach and or your guidance counselor to make sure the classes you are taking meet the
2. Register for an NCAA account and receive your certification number.
recruited if a coach can't find you.
4. Access your game film and create a highlight reel. College coaches want to see what you have to offer.
5. Sign up for college sports camps every summer. This is a great way for you to show college coaches what you have to
offer and checkout their facilities. (Also have someone record your camp performance and upload the highlights to
your social media pages. If you are unable to attend summer sports camps have someone record your workout
videos or high school practices.
6. Create Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. If you already have social media pages, please make
sure your content doesn't have anything that can show you in a negative light. When coaches are recruiting students
they do check their social media accounts. Don't allow negative posts, photos, videos, and comments keep you from
receiving a scholarship offer. College coaches communicate about camps and other recruitment opportunities on
Twitter. They will also reply on Twitter faster than their emails.
7. Create a list of colleges you want to attend and visit their athletic websites. Each athletic site has a recruitment
questionnaire for each sport. Get yourself on their radar by being proactive.
8. Be a standout player on your high school team, at the end of your senior season, ask your coach and/or teacher for a
letters of recommendation.
9. Keep your grades up and work towards the highest GPA possible.
10. During your senior year, narrow your college dream list down to 5-10 schools. Find out when or if those schools offer
free college application week.
11. October 1st of your senior year make sure you have your FASFA filled out correctly and submitted.
12. Ask your high school coach when Signing Day is and how you can get ready for it.
13. When you receive your scholarship offers, have a conversation with your parents, coaches, and counselor.
14. Make sure you visit the campuses of each school before accepting their offer and do your research to make sure
those schools offer your major and minor. If you can't visit the school go to YouTube and check out their virtual tours,
and videos about their dorms. These days many college students make videos showing dorm tours, campus tours,
activities and more.
15. After you have accepted your offer and completed your senior year, please meet with your guidance counselor to
make sure your transcript is sent to your future school and the NCAA.