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Winter Recruiting Checklist for High School Student-Athletes

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

With high school in full swing, it’s more important than ever to not fall into a winter season slump. Despite the NCAA recently extending the D1 recruiting dead period through May 31, 2021, there are still steps every student-athlete can take to maximize their recruiting opportunities during the winter recruiting season. From exploring college rosters, building relationships with college coaches or negotiating scholarship offers, there’s something for everyone to do to continue managing their athletic recruiting process.

Luckily, our winter recruiting checklists break down what you should be doing during every month so you can focus on developing your athleticism, working on your grades and test scores, and figuring out your personal preferences, like what division level is the best fit for you or what type of campus culture you’re looking for.

Take a look at the recruiting checklist for your grade level below to stay on track throughout your athletic recruiting journey, and keep up with the latest information on COVID-19 sports and recruiting using our coronavirus impacts and solutions for college recruiting resources.

Winter Recruiting Checklist for Freshmen

Download your Freshman Year Winter Recruiting Checklist here.

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Winter Recruiting Checklist for Sophomores

Download your Sophomore Year Winter Recruiting Checklist here.

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Winter Recruiting Checklist for Juniors

Download your Junior Year Winter Recruiting Checklist here.

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Insider tip: NCSA’s Progress Cards also show you what you should be doing next—and when, so you’re guaranteed to never miss a deadline, even if you’re at different points in the recruiting process with multiple colleges.

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Winter Recruiting Checklist for Seniors

Download your Senior Year Winter Recruiting Checklist here.

December

December 16

January

February 3

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