Katey Stone: Recruiting Character In High School Athletes
PCA National Advisory Board Member Katey Stone (@kbstone9) is one of the most successful coaches in the history of Division 1 Women’s Ice Hockey. As head coach of the Harvard Crimson for the past 18 seasons, she has accumulated 378 victories and has led the team to several NCAA Championship appearances. She also coached the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team to a Silver Medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
In this clip, Stone talks about the challenge of identifying the character of a recruit - a crucial component to her athlete evaluations. Her approach is to have a meeting with a recruit and the recruit's parents. If an athlete is disrespectful to their parents, this may be indicative of overall disrespect.
Another way of determining the character of a recruit is by having them stay with current athletes on a campus visit and ask for feedback. These steps provide extremely valuable insights into a recruits character, something Stone wants to determine before welcoming an athlete to her team.
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