For Your Family: Recruiting Checklist for HS Athletes

September 13, 2010 5:07:33 AM PDT
High school athletes planning or thinking, "Perhaps I can play in college," may need a back-to-school game plan. Now is the time to start preparing with a new school year. And depending on the grade, there are certain steps every student athlete should be taking.

To maximize possible recruiting options, here's a check list starting with freshman year:

H.S. Athlete recruiting checklist -- freshman:
Make sure you're meeting both academic and athletic goals
Fill out initial target list with 25 schools you want to pursue
Introduce yourself to 3-5 college coaches

Sophomore:
Maintain minimum 3.0 GPA
Update target list to 40 schools across all divisions
Join a team/club outside high school
Introduce yourself to 5-10 new coaches

Junior:
Begin ACT/SAT preps
Get phone numbers and emails of coaches and ask them for references
Update priority list and rerank target list of 40 schools

Find more info at www.ncsasports.org


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