Do coaches know who you are?
If you are a three-time All-State athlete and you play football or basketball, most college coaches probably know of you and your abilities and have already contacted you. If you are a good student, good athlete, and play with commitment, heart and desire--but play a "non-revenue" sport--there’s a good probability you have fallen through the cracks.
Many high school athletes fall into the latter category. You have a choice and can take one of two approaches. You can sit back and hope to be noticed or you can go after it with gusto; the same way you applied yourself when you wanted to earn a roster spot on your high school or club team.
Make sure you are noticed.
- Mail your profile to college coaches – lots of college coaches. The NCAA states that you have approximately a 5 percent chance of playing sports in college.
- Make sure that the information is correct, accurate and verified.
- Put your profile on the Internet on secure site where you can be found.
- Create a high quality, first class, professionally done highlight video.
- Stream your video to college coaches’ desktops from a secure site.
- Email your profile and subsequent updates to college coaches.
- Call college coaches to determine their needs.
- Continually, follow-up with college coaches.
Do all this quickly, efficiently and with a sense of purpose and urgency.
If this sounds like a lot of work and responsibility – it is! After all, a college education will cost between $100,000 and $250,000 and it is the most important decision in your life. Again, you have a choice – you can hope it happens... or you can make it happen.
College Prospects of America is a respected sports marketing service for high school student-athletes. For more information, call Marty Rock at 724-837-6006 or 724-433-0819, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.