What You Need to Know About Online Recruiting for College Sports
Picture this: You’re a college coach. Your job is to bring in the best student-athletes to the program — the elite players who can give your team a winning edge.
On your desk are hundreds of letters, DVDs, and newspaper articles from student-athletes across the country, all of them begging you for the opportunity to play for your team. And those are just the physical materials — you also have hundreds, if not thousands, of emails and voicemails from students pleading for a chance to be a part of your program. How do you even begin to sort out the good athletes from the bad? This is the question that college coaches across the country — in every association, league, and division — are faced with. The NCAA has put in place many restrictions on how colleges recruit student-athletes, and more and more coaches have turned to NCAA-approved online recruiting services to help them in their searches. This strategy allows them to eliminate the clutter associated with physical recruitment materials and to get to know all of the contenders more efficiently.
The Benefits of Online Recruiting
Online recruiting services allow student-athletes to create profiles, which increase their visibility to the coaches who may be considering them. Read more…