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Recruitment: Three Intangibles An Athlete Can Show College Coaches

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The recruiting process is daunting and complex to most high school athletes. But demonstrating "intangibles" to the coaches whose schools you want to attend provides an advantage. Three areas of focus can help. By making it easy for coaches to evaluate you, interacting with the coach on a regular basis, and keeping it personal, high school athletes can stand out from the crowd during recruitment.

These steps are important because you are being recruited for much more than just your on-field performance. Coaches who have a clear view of you as a good, authentic person will see additional ways in which you can add value to their programs.

Succeeding in sports, especially team sports, requires an emphasis on communication. If you can be vulnerable enough to show these human qualities during the recruiting process, your chances of being recruited will drastically improve.

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