Recruiting Tip: Preparing for Junior Nationals and AAU’s
The end of the season is approaching fast! Are you questioning where you are in the recruiting process, and if you have done enough? Regardless of your talent level, getting recruited is not as simple as sending a few emails with a video link. This process is about building relationships with college coaches and finding the perfect academic, athletic and social fit in a college institution.
The major recruiting tournaments for the end of the season are Junior Nationals and AAU’s. There are thousands of student athletes traveling to these tournaments. What are you doing to stand out from the competition? You have a very limited amount of time to create a highlight reel, email college coaches, and speak with them over the phone prior to the tournament. The phone calls are crucial to getting coaches to your court. I spend a lot of time with my personal clients to prepare them on how to make phone calls effectively. Creating an outline is the key to being successful. By preparing your student athlete, you will remove a significant amount of stress and make the call much more enjoyable.
There is a lot at stake, as you are investing a significant amount of money to travel to these tournaments. To ensure you are getting the most out of your investment, reach out to college volleyball recruiting expert Kara Hill, by emailing [email protected] You can schedule a free consultation to review what you have done, and learn how you can be more effective. Do not rely on sending a few emails prior to the tournament. It’s in your student athlete’s best interest to create a strategy for success, so you do not miss out on any opportunities to receive exposure and possibly be recruited.