4 Steps you Must Take to Better your chances for an Athletic Scholarship

By Greg Slone of Guide to Athletic Scholarships

September 1, 2011

If you are looking to get that athletic scholarship of a lifetime, you are not a lone. There are literally 100’s of thousands of High School Student athletes searching for the same thing you are. To understand what needs to be done and how to get your name out over other is the key to success. Here are a few things you need to do while going through this process.

Your High School Coach May NOT Help You…

Most High School coaches have the best intension but may lack the knowledge or college connection to really help you out in the college recruiting game. Some coaches just don’t have the time or motivation to help out when it comes to college recruiting. On average, a High School coach will communicate with 4-6 college coaches and most times they are local or not far away.

Recruitment is NEVER Guaranteed…

Some student athletes will make a very BAD decision when if comes to being proactive in the recruiting game. DO NOT ever think “ I am the best player on the team, so I will get recruited by several colleges”, this is one of the biggest mistakes High School Athletes make. Make sure you don’t leave it to chance that you will be recruited. 1000’s of athletes each year fail to be recruited because of this thinking. Be proactive and go find a college that will recognize and appreciate your talent.

Never Think You are NOT Good Enough to Play College Sports…

This is another very common mistake kids make, by thinking “well I am not the best player on the team, so I’m not good enough to play at the college level” major mistake with these thought. You have to know there are plenty of colleges out there that can use you. You have to find out what level you can play at and target those colleges. Not everyone is a DI player, there are 349 teams competing at the DI level. This means there are literally 1000’s of other schools out there that you may be suited for, if you will look for them…

Take Control of Your College Recruiting…

The simple fact is that you have your best interest in mind, don’t leave it to chance by putting your future in someone else hands. Make sure you take charge of your own future. However, you need to make sure you follow the rules and regulations of college recruiting before you start. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by not knowing what to do.


The most important part of this is to be proactive and persistent in your college recruiting. Make sure you follow the rules and regulations and don’t be afraid to promote yourself and communicate with college coaches. This is a very time sensitive situation for every student athlete so go for it and make it happen…

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