Here’s how to get recruited for sports, even if you don’t have any coaches, scouts, or recruiters calling you now (the first step in getting an athletic scholarship).
If you wanna play your sport in college then you have to take a few certain actions that will get you noticed by college coaches, and get them to initiate contact with you (become a college recruit).
This does a few things: it lets you know that they are interested in you (& not just you in them), it gets you on their radar, and it sets you up for a potential scholarship offer later.
How To Get Recruited For Sports
Tip #1: Understand that the goal of the recruiters is to: get as many good athletes for as cheap (as little money) as possible. Every coach in college is on a mission to get as many “good” athletes as they can for as little money as possible. They will do whatever they can to make this happen.
Tip #2: In order to get recruited, you must first contact college coaches and let them know that you are interested in their program & why. There is a very particular way to do this, but know that most programs need to hear from you first if you want to be recruited by them.
Tip #3: You have to know what you can and can’t accept (financially) before going on a visit or talking about money to a college coach… Actually you should know this amount before you even start getting into the recruiting process, otherwise you will agree to terms that you really can’t accept.
Tip #4: Stop believing that your high school coach is going to do it for you. This just isn’t the case. Your high school coach will talk about you if: he likes you, thinks your a good athlete, AND the college contacts him/her first… But otherwise they don’t have the time, know how, or resources to “actively” let college coaches know about you.
Tip #5: Stop believing that if you do great that scouts will beat a path to your door. This just won’t happen. There are a many of good high school athletes that never got the chance to play at the college level because they sat around “waiting” for some college coach to contact them first. This isn’t the norm., and if it does happen, you are limited to just a few schools and what they have to offer.
Tip #6: You don’t have to be a top 100 blue chip athlete to get a scholarship to college. I remember my coach in high school (great coach yes) would always make the athletes feel that they weren’t good enough for more scholarship money or that they had to settle for “what came along”. That’s a bunch of crap. You do NOT. The only reason that you are being recruited (if you are a good athlete) is because most programs just don’t know about you & what you have to offer.
Tip #7: Understand that colleges (university & NCAA) athletic programs have budgets so they are limited on what they can do, how much they can recruit, and how far they can recruit. They just don’t have unlimited budgets, and this will never change. They only have so much time and so much money & so many resources and they can be in all places at all times… So, you have to help them.
Now that you know how to get recruited, you can start applying these steps right now. You can’t afford to put this off. Right now there is some athlete (playing your sport & position) that is doing it.