4 Common Mistakes Athletes Make In The Recruiting Process
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High school athletes hoping to get recruited to play in college face a daunting process. Resources to educate athletes and their parents exist, and if you're hoping to play at the next level it's important to do your research. Understanding the recruitment process will help you be successful and pick a college that's the right fit.
This PDF uncovers four common mistakes that athletes make in the recruiting process and simple ways to avoid them. This list includes:
- Hiring a recruiting service -- Many companies can take advantage of aspiring athletes and their parents, making promises that they cannot keep.
- Lacking proper references from their coaches -- Coaches are the most valuable references in the eyes of college recruiters because they provide feedback that goes beyond athletic ability. It is important for athletes to make sure that this honest feedback and contact information is available to recruiters.
- Relying too heavily on video and statistics -- Though all athletes should have highlight video and keep track of their statistics, these resources are not as authentic as a reference from a coach or a face-to-face meeting.
- Being Lazy -- Coaches are not willing to put time and effort into athletes who are not willing to do the same for them.
To read more about these common mistakes, download the PDF from FieldLevel below.