How To Create A Recruiting Profile
If you really feel that you are good enough to play at a certain level, it is important to send the coach as much contact information as possible. You need to include an address, phone numbers (Home and cell), email addresses (Yours and your parents) and any other ways for the coaches to reach you. If they feel you have the talent to play, they will want as many contact details as possible.
Grades & Academic Information
Coaches are aware of the grades it takes to get into their school, so make sure that they are aware of your academics. If you have worked hard enough in high school, this should be something you are proud of and want them to see your GPA. If you have taken your ACT and SAT already, make sure to include those scores. The majority of the schools around the country do not have Ivy League standards, so even a 3.3 and a 23 ACT is good enough to put on your athletic resume. Most coaches seek out individuals with these grades because they can put you into a lot of places. You can also include your class rank, if you have talked to the guidance counselor and know it.
Make sure you are realistic and do not exaggerate your statistics. The last thing you would want is a coach to find out that you lied about your stats. Therefore, if you rushed for 800 yards, do not put 1,000, put your exact stats. Keep things realistic because the coaches will eventually find out if things are exaggerated. Other things which should be covered include individual stats, post season honors, team records, and team accomplishments. You should also add your accomplishments in other sports. If you earned a letter in baseball college coaches like to see athletes play multiple sports. It shows that you are well rounded and are athletic in more than just one sport.
If the coaches are unsure, you might want to send them a picture of you. If you visit the school in the future, they should know who you are if they consider you are a serious prospect, a picture will help this.
Things to avoid
Do not add every stat you have and try to avoid things like shooting percentage. College basketball coaches may think it is great that you scored 28 points per game, but if you shoot 25%, they will find out after a thorough evaluation.
What format should I use to put this together?
It can be Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or even an Adobe PDF. Make sure to not use a program that causes the coaches any trouble in opening.
This recruiting profile is an important introduction of your talents to a college coach. While it may not seem like much, it is a good way to introduce a lot of coaches to your skills.
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