Recruiting 101 Blog
Introduction from the book "COLLEGE ATHLETIC RECRUITING: THE COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE". You can buy this book for $24 at https://www.studentathleteworld.com/about-us/book/
This week another picture of a 12 year old with a college coach made it rounds on social media. No it wasn't "take your kid to work day" at the University of Florida. It was Florida Softball coach Tim Walton posing with his new prized recruit, 12 year old Keagan Rothrock from Indiana.
STUDENTathleteWorld is proud to announce Thomas Davis (Pennsylvania) as the 2017 National Team Member of the Year. Brad Clark (Wisconsin) and Carey Crain (California) are also honored as Rookies of the Year.
SERIOUS QUESTION: Can someone explain why high school kids refer to college coaches as "Scouts".
Special congratulations to eight former SaW athletes (Cory Abbott, Lucas Gilbreath, Ricky Tyler Thomas, Fred Schlichtholz, Reagan Biechler, Ryan Wilson, James Notary, and Patrick Bailey) for being drafted in the 2017 MLB Draft. SaW has now worked with 16 athletes who have been drafted.
STUDENTathleteWorld is proud to announce Louis Birch (San Diego) as the 2016 National Team Member of the Year. The win marks Louis' 5th straight since joining the SaW Team in 2012.
How many colleges do you work with? This is something we get asked quite often. The simple answer is "all of them". We connect our athletes with any school that is a good fit for them. Our database includes every single college coach at every single school that fields a team in every single sport! We update our database every six months as many coaches changes jobs, etc. In total there are over 2,000 Colleges and Universities in the NCAA, NAIA, USCAA, and NJCAA, and others. Even more remarkable is the number of schools where we have sent athletes. That number, as of November 2016, is 543! Yes, that's right, STUDENTathleteWorld since it's creation in 2009 has sent athletes to 543 different Colleges.
Simply put, a college athletic recruiting profile (like the one you can create for free at www.studentathleteworld.com) is a resume and cover letter you would submit if you were applying for a job. Think of college coaches as business owners doing the 'hiring' of a select few candidates from hundreds, or thousands, of applicants. The challenge is to stand out without doing something to hurt your chances. Most people have probably heard that you shouldn't submit a resume for a highly selective job on pink paper with lots of glitter (I mean, you said stand out, right?). It's common sense that you should error on the side of professional. However, so many athletes glitter up their college athletic recruiting profiles. Or worse yet, turn them in incomplete or poorly done. The good news is that because so many kids creating profiles do such a horrific job filling them out that it really doesn't take all that much effort for you to stand out! Here is some advice to help you out...
Picture this... Sam just finished his freshman year of college, mainly taking his core courses. He is just beginning Sophomore year where he will take a class or two for the first time in his desired major. Let's say he is majoring in Business. Someone told Sam it would be a good idea to do some job-shadowing and exploring the different types of jobs in business to see what he wants his career path to be like. So, he does this. He spends one day following around a friend of his dad's who is in sales. He spends another with a start-up CEO learning about being an entrepreneur. He even gets an internship on the weekends at a local store working directly with the management. In his free time, he even gets on job boards and tries to read up about the career options he might have in 3 years when he graduates.
The SaW Team is proud to announce our college commitments for our 2016 class.
Special congratulations to Nate Sweeney, Alex Schick, and Cory Voss the 7th, 8th, and 9th STUDENTathleteWorld Baseball players to be drafted in the MLB Draft.
Parents of a high school athlete (and SaW client) speak of their experience using STUDENTathleteWorld and Lou Birch. They detail their experience with travel teams, showcases and the decisions they made along the way that ultimately led to signing with Yale University.
Recently President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017–18 application cycle, changes will be put in place.
STUDENTathleteWorld Tours is proud to announce an amazing group of 14 coaches who will represent the United States and STUDENTathleteWorld this summer. This group was selected from hundreds of applicants and will lead hundreds of athletes on four trips visiting a total of eight countries. Please help us congratulate these coaches on their selection and wish the the best of luck! For more information on STUDENTathleteWorld Tours, please visit http://studentathleteworldtours.com.