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The Ultimate Fall Recruiting Checklist for High School Student-Athletes

How to prepare for recruiting season with NCSA’s fall recruiting checklist

Being a student-athlete already means managing the stress and to-do’s that come with the athletic recruiting process—and navigating the changing landscape of recruiting during the coronavirus pandemic has made this process even more complex. 

For the latest information on COVID-19 sports and recruiting, check out our coronavirus impacts and solutions for college recruiting resources.

Regardless of how your high school is adapting to COVID-19, from utilizing in-person, hybrid or remote learning to canceling or postponing fall sports, it’s more important than ever to stay on track athletically and academically this fall to set yourself up for success for the rest of the year. 

Whether you’re starting your college search as an underclassman, gearing up to communicate with college coaches as a junior or heading into the final stretch as a senior, click on the recruiting checklist for your grade year below to stay on top of managing your athletic recruiting process.

Fall Recruiting Checklist for Freshmen

Download your Freshman Year Fall Recruiting Checklist here.

Start of Freshman Year – August/September

Offseason Tip: If your high school sport is not in season, canceled or postponed, create—and stick to—a regular workout/training schedule. When practice starts up again, you’ll be prepared physically and mentally!

September

October

November

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Fall Recruiting Checklist for Sophomores

Download your Sophomore Year Fall Recruiting Checklist here.

Start of Sophomore Year – August/September

Offseason Tip: If your high school sport is not in season, canceled or postponed, create—and stick to—a regular workout/training schedule. When practice starts up again, you’ll be prepared physically and mentally!

September

October

November

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Fall Recruiting Checklist for Juniors

Download your Junior Year Fall Recruiting Checklist here.

Start of Junior Year – August/September

September

October

November

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Fall Recruiting Checklist for Seniors

Download your Senior Year Fall Recruiting Checklist here.

Start of Senior Year – August/September

September

October 1

October

Insider Tip: Don’t stress! You can still find competitive programs outside of the DI level. Maximize your options by considering DII, DIII and NAIA schools—some of these coaches recruit well into senior year.

November 13

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