In Part One, which we published on Wednesday, we discussed the early stages of the athletic recruitment process. Today, we will talk about the next steps for aspiring college athletes.
Find your fit, put together your materials, and get in front of the coaches you want to play for.
Get started early and use the summer to build on your exposure to the colleges you are interested in!
Sophomore year is a good time to start looking at current college rosters to see how you match up. Ask your coaches for programs that will suit you and do your own research. As you get to the summer before junior year, it can be helpful to create a sports resume. Most colleges want to see you play before they recruit you, so pick tournaments, showcases, teams, and camps that will get you in front of those coaches you want to play for. If you are considering Division I or II, be sure to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Remember that the better your grades and test scores, the more likely you are to be recruited, the more likely you are to get accepted, and the more likely you are to earn a scholarship where available.