How Coaches Can Help Athletes In The Recruiting Process
Stewart Brown is a former player for England's Queens Park Rangers F.C., current head girl's soccer coach for perennial Dallas-area powerhouse Highland Park High School and the Director of Coaching for the Highland Park Soccer Academy. He also earlier coached for Southern Methodist University, leading the team to four conference championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances in four years.
Brown explains here that high school coaches can be an important conduit between high school athletes and collegiate coaches when it comes time for recruitment. Where high school coaches can most assist their student-athletes is by tapping into the network of past players who have gone on to play collegiately. That network can provide insights into various schools' academic, social and athletic environments that the coaches can then use to draw comparisons for their current players to help determine which college is the right fit.