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Summer College Recruiting Checklist for Student-Athletes

School may be out for summer, but student-athletes shouldn’t take a vacation from the athletic recruiting process altogether. In fact, the summer months provide a great opportunity for student-athletes to focus their attention on developing athletically and managing their recruiting, even if it is just for a few hours a week.

This summer is going to look a little different compared to last year for incoming high-school student-athletes. With many club teams and recruiting events like camps, combines, tournaments and showcases resuming their schedules, the next few months will offer plenty of opportunities for recruits to showcase their skills and develop athletically.

We created a guide that lets you know exactly what steps to take to maximize your recruiting opportunities before school starts again in the fall—and don’t worry, we built in some time to relax and recharge, too!

No matter where you are in the process—gearing up for your first year of high school, getting ready to tackle your senior year, or somewhere in between—check out our summer recruiting checklists below to make the most of your summer. 

Click on the recruiting checklist for your grade year below to stay on top of managing your athletic recruiting process.

Summer Recruiting Checklist for Incoming Freshmen


Download your Freshman Year Summer Recruiting Checklist here.

June

July

August

International Student-Athlete Tip: No matter where you live in the world, NCSA can help you maximize your recruiting opportunities. Learn more about when international student-athletes can start the recruiting process.

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Summer Recruiting Checklist for Incoming Sophomores


Download your Sophomore Year Summer Recruiting Checklist here.

June

Insider Tip: The best way to maximize your recruiting opportunities? Even if you are unable to attend camps this summer, you can still build a relationship with the coach. Always respond back to their camp invites, even if you’re not interested in learning more about their current program.

July

August

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Summer Recruiting Checklist for Incoming Juniors


Download your Junior Year Summer Recruiting Checklist here.

June

Insider Tip: The best way to maximize your recruiting opportunities? Even if you are unable to attend camps this summer, you can still build a relationship with the coach. Always respond back to their camp invites, even if you’re not interested in learning more about their current program.

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July

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Summer Recruiting Checklist for Incoming Seniors


Download your Senior Year Summer Recruiting Checklist here.

June

Insider Tip: The best way to maximize your recruiting opportunities? Even if you are unable to attend camps this summer, you can still build a relationship with the coach. Always respond back to their camp invites, even if you’re not interested in learning more about their current program.

July

August

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Insider tip: Despite the impact that coronavirus had on college sports, as of June 1, 2021, the NCAA resumed its regular recruiting rules and activity! Coaches are actively working to fill their rosters, so student-athletes should be proactive in reaching out to coaches. Read up on how the extra year of eligibility granted to athletes who were most affected by the pandemic in 2020 will impact future recruiting classes.

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