Friday, August 27, 2010

Tip of the Day #2

Don't let parents contact college coaches--do this yourself.

Coaches want to see some evidence of maturity, communication skills, and passion from the athletes they go through the college recruiting process with. They don't expect you to do all the talking and they are used to leading the conversation. But they do want to know that the athletes they are considering giving a sports scholarship to are willing to take the first step by themselves. And a great by-product is the ongoing relationship you start to develop with them.

Finally, they don't want to deal with a meddling parent. While it's not necessarily the case that a parent who contacts them will become a meddler, they don't even need to consider that possibility if a parent isn't involved in the beginning.

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