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A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Junior Year Recruiting

If you’re a parent of a junior athlete who’s looking to play college sports, you’ve come to the right place! Junior year is a pivotal time in the recruiting process, and in this article, you’ll learn how to best support them through it.  We know how much you want your athlete to succeed, so we’re […]

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Tips from NCSA Experts: How to Maximize Your Summer Visits

Summer visits are super important when it comes to the college recruiting process. They give you a chance to check out the campus, meet coaches and get your recruiting questions answered to see if you can picture yourself living there for the next four years.  To help you make the most out of your college […]

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June 15 – Why it Matters in Recruiting  

There are many important dates throughout the college recruiting process, but June 15 is particularly important for incoming juniors. June 15 marks the first contact period, during which Division 1 college coaches can begin contacting high school athletes.   It’s important to note that not all sports begin their contact period on June 15. The […]

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12 Questions You Must Ask a College Coach

The recruiting process is a two-way street. Even though coaches are evaluating student-athletes, it’s also up to you and your family to evaluate a potential school or program. But how can you be sure that you’re making the right choice – that a school is the best fit?  It’s important for you to do the research, create […]

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Should Parents Talk to College Coaches?

College coaches across all sports agree that parents play a significant role in the athletic recruiting process. NCSA’s 2019 State of Recruiting report found that on a scale from 1 to 10, coaches ranked the impact of parents on an athlete’s recruiting process as 8. While it’s true that a strong support system–including parents–can help […]

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19 Questions College Coaches Hate the Most

One of the most important things to do when looking to compete in your sport in college is to form relationships with college coaches and continue to build them throughout the process.  A great way to make a coach less interested in you? Asking the wrong questions. We talked to six former college coaches and […]