Many of you are just beginning the recruiting process. We, at LPG, went through it and it can be a glorious time or miserable time depending on how you approach it. Luckily, our friends at SportsForce have been kind enough to lend us and you some guidance. Follow along with the CEO of SportsForce as he describes, in detail, how to navigate.
Andrew Beinbrink, CEO of SportsForce – www.sportsforceonline.com
Are you looking to feel more confident as you look to prepare for college sports and the recruiting process? At SportsForce we hear many different questions, opinions and stories from student-athletes, parents and coaches all the time.
Here are some of the most common college sports recruiting questions our staff receives:
When do college coaches start recruiting?
What are college coaches looking for?
How can we maximize exposure to college recruiters?
What do we need to do and when do we need to do it?
What about the SAT, ACT, financial aid, NCAA Eligibility Center, etc…
Here are two simple and proven ACTION STEPS you can use today to begin taking control of your sports career and college sports goals.
Step 1: Student-athlete assessment
1. Ask yourself “What type of college experience am I looking for?”
You need to reflect on what type of experience you are looking for. Write your thoughts down in a casual format (bullet points are fine) and be able to verbalize what type of college experience you are looking for.
We recommend parents asking this question and letting your son or daughter answer this question with no undue pressure. See if your student-athlete can describe the type of experience they are looking for.
GOAL = To get a clear idea of what college experience you want as a student-athlete.
2. What are your key college decision factors?
Create a list of all of the key decision factors and give 1 to 5 points for each decision factor (5 being an extremely important decision factor). We recommend doing this on a spreadsheet and then ranking the potential colleges you are interested in by using this system to create an overall point total for each school.
Potential decision factors including: Academics (Majors offered, career development, alumni), Athletics (level of competition, W/L record, tradition), Social environment, Size of school, Public vs. Private, Cost, Location, Coaching Staff, Intuition (gut feeling, emotional connection)
GOAL = To have a proven ranking and college decision making system to know what potential colleges you are really interested in.
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The SportsForce team, which is comprised of former college and professional athletes and coaches, is relentlessly committed to providing an ongoing education to help you best navigate your journey as a student-athlete, parent or coach.
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