What's Next in Your College Recruitment
Monday, August 5, 2013  |  In Recruiting Tips, Academics
With the summer recruiting season coming to an end, it is a perfect time to reflect on the last several months and begin to plan for the next steps in the recruiting process. We at CS Hoops have compiled a few important topics to consider as we approach the late summer and early fall in your college basketball recruitment.
Communicating with College Coaches
A topic we discuss quite often, how to communicate with college coaches can not be emphasized enough. Now that coaches no longer have an opportunity to see you in person (unless making an on campus visit) it is important to get in touch with schools you have either already spoken to or programs you would like to get in touch with. Right now, coaches are compiling their recruiting lists of who they want to offer a scholarship or roster position to. They are also assessing which underclassmen they want to pursue going into this winter season and next spring/summer.
If you are realistic as to the correct level of play and schools that fit you a student, we suggest researching the CS Hoops College Database and contacting coaches immediately to create a dialogue and a relationship as soon as possible. College coaches will be making decisions as to their recruiting classes within the next 2-3 months. Unfortunately, there is not much time to waste to make the most of your recruitment.
Questions to ask a college coach
This is a topic from a previous CS Hoops article, but something that needs be reintroduced. Engaging a college coach with well researched and thought out questions can go a long way in your recruitment. Take a look at the follow CS Hoops Article for suggestions on appropriate questions to ask college coaches: Communicating with College Coaches
Fall Exposure
Summer exposure opportunities have come to an end, but that doesn't mean college coaches won't have access to see you play. Every year, towards the end of September and early October, there are a countless exposure events and showcases taking place throughout the country. Not all events are worth the time and money, but there are plenty of opportunities close to your community to play in front of small college coaches and reputable scouting services. We will have more on this as we get closer to the beginning of the school year and will be accessible to CS Hoops subscribers in the Recruiting and Event Calendars.
While school is not currently in session, it is still a perfect time to assess where you stand academically. Much of an athlete's recruitment rests on their success or failure in the classroom. Be sure to know what you need to do to put your best foot forward off the court. Do you need to improve your GPA? Are there some core classes you need to complete to be NCAA eligible. Have you not taken the SAT or ACT yet? These are a few things that are in your control as a student-athlete and should receive as much priority as your performance on the court.
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