There is a “success process,” but you have to want to go through it and then, well, go through it
College coaches get information on prospects from every angle. They first pour over the data from reliable sources, closely examining athletic and academic stats then analyzing video on those prospects whose qualifications most grab their attention. Then comes the contact phase where some prospects make good first impressions while others are tossed aside for other coaches to pick over. The survivors of this careful evaluation process end up in the enviable position of being squarely in the cross hairs of coaches’ scopes. These lucky few have a chance to be actively pursued, aggressively recruited and possibly, after all that, offered a scholarship to play college sports.
Some of it boils down to luck. Some timing. But, usually a prospect lands an offer because of hard work during the recruiting process. And like anything else in life, those that pay the most attention to details and repeat their good habits time and again are the ones that reap the rewards.
Are you in the cross hairs of college coaches? Have you put yourself in the position to be evaluated, contacted and recruited? If you aren’t doing the things now to present opportunities which can change the course of your life, then you will inevitably suffer the consequences. No evaluation. No recruiting. No offer.
At NSR, we know that there are specific things which college coaches look for in a recruit. They are:
- The talent to play at the college level with verifiable statistics to substantiate your high school athletic career.
- The physical makeup and attributes for the position in which you are being considered to play in college.
- The grades to qualify to be admitted to colleges.
- Video which demonstrates the full range of your athletic abilities.
- Strong character.
- A positive attitude toward practice, coaches, parents, officials and teammates.
With these items, a prospect has the foundation to attract college coaches. And developing these is a drawn out process which requires hard work, focus, determination and consistency. Without them and without the effort to produce them, prospects usually fall by the wayside, plain and simple.
Then, of course, there is this problem to address: what is the most effective way to communicate your qualifications to college coaches? We know that when parents send info to college coaches that it usually lands in the “Corner of Last Resort” where most letters and packages go to gather dust in coaches’ offices. Why? Not reliable enough for coaches to spend time on.
We know, too, that very few high school and travel coaches have the time or wherewithal to widely distribute their athletes’ info to college coaches. It’s not what they do, so they seldom do it.
But, NSR does do it, though, and we do it better than anyone else. We are the most respected scouting service in the world with 32 years of dedicated service to families, athletes and college coaches. No company on the globe has the credentials which we bring to bear in communicating directly with college coaches about high school athletes. From our experience, we know what college coaches want from prospects and we give it to them day after day, year after year. Our effectiveness is so pronounced and so consistent that coaches across America choose NSR as their primary source of recruiting information. Each NSR prospect must pass a stringent qualification evaluation and those that meet or exceed our high standards are immediately where they wanted to be all along – in the cross hairs.
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