What to Do Over the 12 Days of Christmas Break
Day 3: What Should High School Athletes Be Doing?
98% of high school athletes in the Pittsburgh area are under-recruited. The good news is that college coaches need to fill their rosters and that kids do not have to be all-stars to play college sports.
Sophomores....It’s Time to Get Busy. Juniors....You are Slightly Behind Schedule
Some of the biggest reasons high school athletes, that are capable of playing in college, do not get an opportunity are poor timing, unrealistic expectations, and lack of initiative. College coaches need you, want you, and expect you to reach out to them, so now is the time to start.
Here are the priorities of things to accomplish or have a plan to accomplish this spring.
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/
- Prepare a list of target schools, 15 – 70, and identify the coaches.
- Visit a few and hopefully watch some of their games or matches.
- Prepare an athletic resume.
- Prepare and/or send an email introduction to the coach.
- Get a read on your skill level from your high school or club coach.
- Start to narrow down your list.
- Plan the making of your highlight video.
Note about videos: Highlight videos are, by far, the most valuable tool when it comes to getting recruited. Yes, you can use your phone to record the video, but it needs to be tightly edited. Coaches won’t waste their time wading through fluff. It probably would not be hard to find a teen well versed in video editing that would be willing to help.
Check the schedule below to find out when your local library or organization will be holding a presentation for parents of high school athletes.
Does your organization need its own presentation? Follow this link. http://www.collegeadmissionssolutions.com/athletic-counseling.html
College is a buyer’s market!
Most schools don’t meet their freshmen admission goals!
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Join me, Chris Hitchens, IECA Counselor on.....
- Thursday March 7 at Jefferson Hills Library
- Thursday March 14 at Whitehall Library
- Wednesday March 20 at South Park Library
- Tuesday March 26 at Bethel Park Library
- Thursday April 11 at South Park Library
- Thursday May 2 at Baldwin Library
- Tuesday May 14 at Baldwin Library
- Saturday May 18 at Baldwin Library
- Thursday May 23 at Baldwin Library