Biggest Recruiting Mistake #3

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Biggest Recruiting Mistake #3, Making Poor Decisions!

As a college volleyball recruiting expert, I meet lots of families all throughout the United States and Canada who make BIG recruiting mistakes. This week I have been sharing some of the biggest mistakes I see families make before they develop a strategy to be successful in this process.

Obviously, getting into trouble with the law and abusing drugs and alcohol will severely affect your chances of earning an athletic scholarship.  People do make mistakes; however, these decisions reflect your true character to a prospective school.  You must exercise discipline and good judgement off the court; a college coach will equate your off-court decision-making abilities to your on-court personality.  There can be physical consequences as well; drugs and alcohol dramatically affect the body’s recovery time and double the chances of injury!

A fairly new area students need to worry about is social networking.  Be very careful of posts or pictures on these sites.  If a coach were to look at your profile and see some inappropriate posts, it could not only leave a bad impression, it can eliminate you off their recruiting list.  A few weeks ago, I actually blogged about a football player who lost a scholarship worth nearly $200,000, because he posted a rap video with explicit lyrics about having sex and smoking illegal drugs.

Every athlete needs a strategy when it comes to the recruiting process!  If you need guidance on developing a strategy for your athlete, click on the “Register” button below and I will set up a FREE consultation with your family.  I’m always available to answer questions and provide guidance through this journey.  You may also email me directly at

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