Why Be Proactive

  • 2 Mar, 2016

There is no secret that the college recruiting process can be complex. Often times, many athletes and parents don’t know where to start, what to do, who to trust or where to find the right information. Regardless of your sport or level of play, if you want to play college sports, you need to be proactive.

Start doing your research early, learn about the schools, divisions, academic and athletic programs and realistically evaluate yourself so you know what schools to look for and approach. You will also need to have an online sports resume where you can showcase your personal, academic and athletic information. An online resume helps you stay organized in promoting yourself more effectively. Just imagine all the information you want college coaches to view under one link. It can’t get easier than that but you need to take actions and put in the work. Your parents and high school coaches are there to support you along the way but college coaches love to hear from players directly.

Proactive players will always be able to better prepare themselves and anticipate what the future will bring.  Most importantly,  athletes will be able to react accordingly before the actions actually happen.

I truly hope that after watching this video you’ll now become even more proactive in your recruiting journey and search for your ideal college. Remember, don’t wait for anyone to do the work for you, it will not happen. As a student-athlete is your job to be responsible to search for schools and contact coaches and most importantly be involved in the process.

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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