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Q: I’ve emailed at least 20 coaches with little or no response. Should I give up?

A: No. If you really want to play at the collegiate level understand that you may have to reach out to hundreds of programs to reach your dream. But also remember you just need that ONE staff to believe in you – not every school […]
by Test Accounton March 31, 2019

Q: I’m ready to send my info to colleges – what should I write in the letters to coaches?

A: The #1 Rule to getting coaches to notice you is that they MUST see you play—either on person or on tape—to have any legitimate interest in recruiting you. So before you send college coaches’ letters or emails, get your highlights and game film together […]
by Test Accounton March 30, 2019

Q: When a team sends you a questionnaire, what does that mean? Will they recruit me?

A: If a coach has sent you a questionnaire (one that you did not request), that’s a good first sign. Coaches send questionnaires to players they’ve heard SOMETHING about. You may have been recommended by your coach, attended a local/national combine and had good measureables […]
by Test Accounton March 29, 2019

Q: If you get mail from schools because of PSAT, is that their only interest?

A: Most likely – is the envelope from the Admissions Office or the Athletic Department? When coaches are recruiting you, they will normally have a preprinted return address that marks it from the specific sport. If it’s not coming from that sport office or the […]
by Test Accounton March 28, 2019

Q: When emailing a school, who should I send it to – the head coach, recruiting coordinator, position coach?

A: Each coaching staff splits recruiting responsibilities, normally by location, position or grad year. For this reason, it is a big time and energy-saver to begin the process by contacting the coach who is responsible for recruiting your hometown or position. Once the recruiting coach […]
by Test Accounton March 27, 2019

Q: When is the best time to contact NCAA coaches?

A: A few answers to this question… Best time of day: Between 11am-2pm (local time) on their office phone. College coaches may not be in their office the whole time, but most coaches will be in their office at some point during this window—eating lunch, […]
by Test Accounton March 26, 2019
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