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How can I get an athletic scholarship?

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Published on Nov 21, 2011

How to get recruited by college coaches and get scholarship http://www.athleticscholarships.net/h...

Whether you are in seventh grade or you are entering your senior of high school, recruiting is happening and you can be part of it. Obviously, your course of action is different depending on your age , your sport, and your skill level. But you need to know that every time you compete it's an opportunity to get noticed and improve yourself. Scholarships are always earned and never given. There are three basic categories that
create a recruit that coaches are looking for: athletic, academics, and character.

Academically you should always be proving yourself. You will want to show a coach that not only do you give it your all athletically, but you take pride in your future by being the best in the classroom. You can't get into college with just athletic talent. Having good grades and test scores will increase your opportunities. Don't fall for the common myth that if a coach wants you bad enough, they'll get you into the university. Not true. They do in fact have some pull, but the admissions department has qualifications that have to be met
academically, and if you don't meet them, there is nothing that a coach can do to get you into that program.

Athletically it depends on the sport when college recruiting actively starts, but it's never too early to build relationships with programs you're interested in now. The longer a coach can watch your progress and learn about you as a person and an athlete, the more likely you are to remain on their recruiting boards. Make sure you understand what types of athletes that coach recruits for that program. Contact us if you have any questions about specific rules on how to contact coaches and programs.


Now let's talk about character. You need to show coaches that you are a team player, show leadership, and you have maturity whether it's in the classroom, competing, or socializing with your friends. Conducting yourself in a professional manner whenever you interact with coaches is very important. For example, when writing an email, don't use text slang. Instead always communicate in complete sentences. When speaking on the phone or in person, speak with confidence and respect. Also realize that all of your actions have an impact on your
recruiting. Social media posts should never portray a person who is a partier nor a troublemaker.


Remember, coaches are looking for the total package. So make sure you are always striving to improve yourself through your athletics, your academics, and your character. There are many, many ways to get yourself recruited. Let us help you discover how.

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