What Are The Coach’s Duties?

 

Have you ever overheard parents or even yourself say, “Our son/daughter would have gone to college to play sports, but their coach didnt’ get them the exposure with colleges that they needed!”  Guess what, the blame may not be on their coach, but on YOU!

As parents, we expect the coach to train our children, create their highlight videos, call the colleges, take the kids to combines and camps, and at the same time, have a winning season.  The true role of the coach is to pull the full athletic potential out of our student-athletes and to assist them (and YOU) in building their character, PERIOD.

In my opinion, these are the primary duties of the coach.  Some do more and some do less, but at the end of the day, we (the parents and the student-athlete, themselves) have to take ownership of this recruiting “journey” and not rely on anyone else to make it happen.

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A Parent’s Perspective & Help – Pt 2

 

Rule #1 – BE REALISTIC!!!

In my opinion, the 1st step in the process of recruiting and achieving your scholarship goals is knowing your target schools.  In other words, you must be realistic!

We all want our kid to be D-1 and on the National Championship team.  I had those same aspirations and dreams for my son.  He was a 6’ tall 220 lb linebacker with awesome speed… but he was not a 6’4” 240 lb linebacker with that same awesome speed.  So, realistically, he was not going to receive an offer for the University of Alabama.  Here’s the good news… there are thousands of other schools that he is perfect for!  Don’t focus all of your attention on one school or one particular division; I reached out to every school at every level that I could think of.  You must refuse to overlook any scholarship opportunities.  After all, a smaller college environment may end up being a perfect fit for your student-athlete, which is why you really want to check out the colleges thoroughly.

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Head Count -vs- Equivalency Scholarships

 

The difference between head count scholarships and equivalency scholarships can best be understood as sports that are guaranteed full-ride scholarships (head count) versus sports that divide the scholarships as partial scholarships (equivalency).  It is important you understand the type of scholarships offered for your sport.

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Grades Should Not Wait Till It’s Too Late

 

Just reviewed an email sent to us from a parent that is asking ViewMySport for help….. Their son had multiple “verbal” offers from colleges awhile back, but in the meantime, his grades tanked and apparently, he (or the parents) did nothing to address it, until NOW!

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Beginning Your NCAA / NAIA Eligibility Process

 

If you’re looking to take your skills (and grades) to the NCAA Division I or Division II level or instead, plan on attending a smaller college within the NAIA, then you need to know the “what, when & how” regarding the eligibility process!   Here are brochures to each for you to review and follow…..

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