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Recruiting Tip: This is a business!

As a college recruiting expert, I meet with families daily on the volleyball recruiting process.  Most people feel completely overwhelmed.  Often, they don’t know where to begin, who to contact, and what to include in an email.  The best advice I can offer you if you are in this position is to look at this process as a business.  You will need to create a game plan and include a budget.

If you are a parent, you need to establish what you and your child’s goals are in this process. Are you using volleyball to give your child a leg up into a top academic school? Are you looking for scholarship money? What is your child’s gpa? How much can you afford to spend on an annual basis on your child’s education? By answering these questions, you will be off to a great start. As you navigate through this process, you will be able to research what kind of money your child will be eligible for on the various college websites from an academic standpoint. You can use Collegeboard to help you create a list of programs that fit your needs as well. Unfortunately, Collegeboard will not tell you if the schools are an academic fit. However, it will help your student athlete get an idea of what kinds of opportunities exist. I would also recommend touring a few of your local colleges just to give your child an idea of campus sizes and classrooms. Do they want a large school, or would they feel more comfortable in a smaller school?

Similar to running a business, you need to do some things to help you stand out from the competition. Find some unique and innovative ways to engage with college coaches. For example, some athletes send post cards from the various tournament locations where they compete. I have seen others create funny holiday cards. These are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

If you are looking for a better understanding on the college recruiting process, feel free to reach out and schedule a consultation. I am happy to answer your questions and point you in the right direction. In our consult, I will be asking you some questions about your goals. Remember, you do not have to navigate through this process alone. Email kara@myrecruitingsolutions.com to set up your consultation. All of our appointments are offered via Skype or FaceTime.