Recruiting Tip: How to talk with college coaches

Recruiting Tip: How to talk with college coaches

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Recruiting Tip: How to talk with college coaches

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For many athletes, talking to a college coach can be intimidating. Athletes do not want to hurt their chances at a scholarship, and some coaches may ask difficult questions. Be prepared before you have a conversation with a coach. Write down some questions to ask and be prepared to answer any questions he or she might have. Here are some common questions a college coach might ask:

  • What are your strengths as a player?
  • What are your weaknesses as a player?
  • How are you working on your weaknesses?
  • What are your goals this season?
  • What other colleges are recruiting you?
  • Do you think you are capable of playing at our level?
  • Why would you be a good fit for our team?

Be yourself on the phone, be relaxed, and be confident. Coaches want to get a feel for your personality, who you are, and what kind of person you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to start building a relationship, and find out if he or she is someone you want to play for.  This is no time to be boastful, but you certainly don’t want to sell yourself short!

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