Posted On: 12/27/17 4:53 PM

As the recruiting journey requires everyone involved to pay attention to rules and utilize effective communication, the process typically gets started in one of two ways. First, as college coaches navigate the tournament circuit they will often identify prospects simply by seeing something that intrigues them in an athlete while watching them compete. This then leads to the coaching staff reaching out to the individual with a letter of program interest and an athlete questionnaire. The second way in which the recruiting connection is established is through prospect-initiated communication. Part II of ‘Recruiting 101’ provides information that guides prospects to initiate the recruiting process effectively to schools of interest. Also, helpful tips regarding the use of video are also provided.

In developing a list of schools, I feel it is best to keep the initial list very broad. The first communication initiated by the athlete with a coaching staff is introductory and should be offered to all schools that the individual feels might be worthwhile to explore. It is a best practice approach for college coaches to follow-up with every prospect that writes them to make certain they are not overlooking a recruit that can potentially help their program culture

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