Recruiting Tip: If college coaches cannot respond to my emails, how do I know if they are interested?
The recruiting process can be overwhelming and confusing. Have you looked around at all the talent in the gym playing volleyball, and wonder how this process actually works? Many families ask, “If a college coach cannot respond to my student athlete’s emails, how are we supposed to know if they are even interested?” The majority of Division 1 college coaches will attempt to contact your club coach, club director, or high school coach to inquire about you. Especially if they have a relationship with these people. They will also do some initial research to find out if your athlete is working with a recruiting coordinator like myself. As a college volleyball recruiting expert, I receive many emails and phone calls from coaches each week who are actively recruiting my clients.
When emailing college coaches as a freshmen or sophomore, always include an email or phone number of your coach or your recruiting coordinator. This way if the coach is interested, they aren’t taking time out of their day to your coach’s contact information. You are streamlining the process for the coaches, and increasing the likelihood of hearing a response. Focus on colleges that are truly an athletic fit! If you are having trouble identifying schools that are an athletic fit, My Recruiting Solutions offers athletic evaluations. We can create a list of programs for your student athlete to target. If you are navigating through this process on your own, search for highlight reels of prospective programs on YouTube. This will give you a clear idea of how strong the level of volleyball is at these institutions.
If you are interested in personal guidance on the college recruiting process, email Kara@myrecruitingsolutions.com for a free consultation. I work one one one with you every step of the way through the process until you are signed or committed. If you would like me to write about a certain topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out any time.