A Common Myth Disproven
A Common Myth Disprove
By: Natalie Pedersen
A common myth that many student-athletes and their families believe is that a high school coach or athletic director is responsible for helping their athletes get recruited to play sports in college. They believe it is part of their job requirements to connect colleges with their kids.
Unfortunately, this just isn’t true.
A few high school coaches do the best they can to help their deserving student-athletes. NCSA Athletic Recruiting even has a new High School Relations department dedicated to helping H.S. coaches find colleges that would be a good fit for their athletes. But, the truth is most high school coaches just don’t have the time or knowledge of recruiting to truly help their athletes with the entire recruiting process, and they don’t utilize the tools and resources available to them.
First of all, many high school coaches have full-time jobs that take up a lot of their time. Also, many of them have families and children of their own.
While high school coaches may know several college coaches in their area, most high school coaches don’t have connections with college coaches across the country. So, unless you want to stay local and have limited options available to you, then you need to take the recruiting process into your own hands and start reaching out to college coaches on your own.
You also should remember that there are many other student-athletes on your team, and your coach cannot possibly dedicate his/her time to everyone. Your coach will not be able to give you as much attention as you deserve, so you need to be proactive. Remember, the recruiting process is like extra time in the weight room. If you put the work in now, it will pay off in the end.
Finally, if you are looking for scholarship money, your high school coach will not be able to help secure scholarship money for you. You need to be reaching out to college coaches on your own, building relationships with them, and then leveraging scholarship money after a coach shows true interest in recruiting you.
It’s great if your coach can help you, but don’t rely on him! Take the recruiting process into your own hands and contact a Scout with the NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network to see how you can start connecting with college coaches.
Do you need more help in the recruiting process?
Call 866-579-6272 or get started at http://bit.ly/GetRecruitedNow
Learn more at http://www.ncsasports.org/