Will you be a game-changer at the college level
Underclassman Recruiting Advice
*Train year round like a college recruit athlete (while in HS) to set yourself apart from other quality HS players.
*Visit colleges regularly and develop relationships with college coaches.
*Build an educated top 10 list of the colleges that you would really like to go to and then visit those schools now to be sure (Be realistic).
*Build a Player Recruiting Profile that reflects your stats, awards, highlights, and values.
*Build a highlight film / website that you can continue to update with your best highlights & awards & recruiting profile info.
*Email, call and visit all the colleges that you are interested in and point them to your profile/website.
*Plan to attend the summer one day elite kicking camp at several of the schools in your top 10.
*Do your absolute best in the classroom (and on the SAT / ACT) because scholarship money will depend on it.
*Train with a pro coach (DYNAMIC) who can prepare you physically, mentally, and fine tune your technique so you have the absolute best opportunity possible to reach the best school possible for you.
Upperclassman Recruiting Advice
*Visit all the campuses you are interested in and meet the coaches ASAP – don’t wait for them to come to you!
*College coaches don't care about 99% of recruits film highlights or emails, until they have met you in person on their campus.
*Take the SAT and ACT multiple times because your score will increase and academic/athletic scholarship money will depend on it. Most students raise their score the most on their 3rd time taking the standardized tests. Become a strong test taker!
*Train everyday like it is a week before the biggest tryout/practice/game of your life.
*Use social media to maximize your personal contact with college coaches.
*Finish HS strong and never stop training if you really want to play at the next level.
Parent Advice In Recruiting
*Be proactive, don't wait!
*Encourage your student-athlete to build a detailed plan for success with timelines in the plan - and then work the plan weekly!
*Ask your student-athlete what they are willing to be held accountable for in the recruiting process - then hold them accountable! Don't nag or do the work for them - just hold them accountable to what the athlete said he/she would do.
*Determine what resources your student-athlete needs to be successful in building recruiting relationships with college coaches at schools that are realistic. Then parents #1 job is to supply resources.
*Parents may initiate some communication with college coaches, but the student-athlete is the one following-up (through visits, twitter, phone calls, thank you notes, and email) to build the relationship.
*Parents should coordinate college visits as early as sophomore year so the athlete is making informed decisions going into their junior and senior year.
*Parents should lay down ground rules about what is acceptable and what is not acceptable during recruiting. Let the athlete know the severe consequences for not following rules, getting in trouble, or breaking the law during recruiting.
*Parents must keep proper perspective and model excellent character throughout the ups and downs of recruiting.For more information contact Coach Stricker at [email protected]