The College Recruiting Process Checklist

  • 7 Dec, 2016

This is a relatively short list to help you get started and stay organized throughout the college recruiting process. Start with those simple steps and build up from here on. Please remember that you need to use your time wisely so you can prepare accordingly.

If you are a parent of a student-athlete and you don’t know where to start, this list will help you get started in the right direction. No one will do the work for you so the sooner you start the better.

Also, don’t wait for college coaches to contact you. You need to reach out to them and introduce yourself. Contact over 30 schools and feel great if you hear from 5 of them or less.

  • Build your FREE WeGotPlayers sports resume profile and constantly update it with the latest information.
  • Upload you personal, academic and athletic information, calendar, stats, references, and video highlights.
  • Share your profile with anyone you want or simply keep it private.
  • Search schools based on your academic and athletic abilities and social preferences.
  • Contact college coaches and introduce yourself.
  • Invite coaches to watch you play at tournaments.
  • Take the SAT, PSAT and TOEFL (For International Students Only) tests.
  • Have your high school certificates signed and stamped.
  • Transcripts have to be in a sealed envelope and stamped ready.
  • Letters of recommendation can be from your current or former teachers and coaches.
  • The letters should outline your strengths, qualities and why you would be a great fit.
  • If you are an international student make sure your passport is not expiring soon within the next 6 months.
  • Read the NCAA by laws, rules and regulations.
  • Show college coaches that you are proactive, prepared and focused.
  • Invest your time or money in a high quality video highlight to help you gain maximum exposure and make a great first impression.
  • Attend College ID Camps to gain exposure and introduce yourself to coaches and get on their recruiting list.
  • FOCUS ON ACADEMICS and keep your GPA high.
  • Study and prepare yourself for the SAT’s.
The College Recruiting Process Checklist

Remember to be proactive, do your research and educate yourself on the recruiting process. Don’t wait for anyone to do your work and don’t procrastinate. Our Blog has lots of helpful information and advise about the college recruiting process.

We are here for you to help you get started on accomplishing your goals and objectives. The more you educate yourself on the process the more likely you will be finding your ideal school fit.

Author @Nicolae Popescu

Nicolae Popescu is a former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete and the Founder of WeGotPlayers. He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Nicolae' s knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players succeed in their sports journey and life thru the power of education and technology.
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