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Q: I have struggles getting to summer camps, what else do you suggest? Do I have to go to camp in order to get recruited?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps Getting Noticed

A: Camps are just one way to get noticed but not your only opportunity! If you can’t afford to go to overnight or week-long camps (and associated travel costs), here are a few options that might make them more affordable: – Pro-Rated Camp Fees: For example, if a camp is...

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Q: If a coach invites me to their camp are they going to offer me or are they just interested in making money filling up the camp?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps Communicating with Coaches

A: Hard to say, could be a little bit of both. Coaches invite potential recruits they want to do more evaluations on, and players they are actively recruiting to camps. But yes, coaches and especially Camp Directors are numbers-oriented, with the goal to fill the camps up. A sign to...

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Q: Which are better: 1-day camps or overnight camps?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps

A: Either, any camps that you can get to can help you with the process! If money is an issue, spending just one day at a university camp can be enough to get the attention of the college coaches. If you can afford it, spending a few days at a...

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Q: What grade should I start going to college camps?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps What to Expect: Year-by-Year

A: It’s perfectly fine to wait to go to camps the summer before your senior year. If you are an elite, top prospect in your state, you may be encouraged to attend camps the summer before your junior or sophomore year. If financially possible, attending camps prior to your junior...

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Q: Is it a waste of time going to a camp that I wasn’t invited to?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps Getting Noticed

A: No, in my opinion, camps are almost always a positive experience. During my years organizing a Top 25 camp, most of the players who came weren’t invited. They signed up on their own and showed up to compete, so don’t feel out of place. And during that time organizing...

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Q: If a coach invites you to camp but you can’t go, do you fall off their radar?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps Evaluations

A: No, camps are just one way to get noticed but not your only opportunity! If possible, try to get to a local camp or talk to your coach about taking your team to a local university Team Camp. Camps are great opportunities to get on the map with colleges...

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Q: If a coach invites you to camp, will they cover the cost? Does that count as an Official Visit?

By 1001recruittips August 08, 2018 | All Camps Campus Visits (Official & Unofficial) NCAA Rules

A: No, all campers – regardless if invited or offered scholarships already or not – must pay the same price for camp. The NCAA mandates that it’s… “Impermissible to provide a reduced or free admission to an athletics award winner or any individual being recruited by the institution.” All camp...

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Senior Year: What to Expect & How to Prepare

By 1001recruittips July 26, 2018 | Academics All Camps Campus Visits (Official & Unofficial) Communicating with Coaches Evaluations Getting Noticed

:: FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS… within your sport and become a master of those! Focus your energy on being the best player that you can be. Coaches at every program are looking for great players. It’s never too late, even after Signing Day, there are still opportunities. If you are a...

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Junior Year: What to Expect & How to Prepare

By 1001recruittips July 26, 2018 | Academics All Camps Campus Visits (Official & Unofficial) Communicating with Coaches Evaluations Getting Noticed NCAA Rules

:: FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS… within your sport and become a master of those! Don’t waste time worrying about the recruiting process, focus all of your energy on being the best player that you can be. If you are a top player, make sure you work on becoming a great leader...

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10 Tips to Go From Camper to Recruit This Summer

By 1001recruittips July 26, 2018 | All Camps Communicating with Coaches Getting Noticed

#1 – LET YOUR RECRUITING COACH KNOW THAT YOU ARE COMING AND WOULD LIKE AN EVALUATION: Call the camp office (the phone number should be on the brochure) a couple days before you go and tell the person who answers the telephone your name, position and high school. Ask which...

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8 Reasons Why Players May Begin to be Recruited – #5: Stood Out at Camp

By 1001recruittips July 26, 2018 | All Camps Getting Noticed

#5: Stood out as a great player at a college or university camp By the end of your junior year (or better yet, your sophomore season), if you haven’t been getting interest or offers from many schools, a great way to get on the map is by attending a university...

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8 Reasons Why Players May Begin to be Recruited

By 1001recruittips July 25, 2018 | All Camps Combines Evaluations Getting Noticed Highlight Video Tips Scholarship Offers

Players may begin to be recruited by college coaches if they… #1: Were named as a great player by a reputable scouting service on a national or regional report that the coaches subscribe to #2: Had impressive regional or national combine results (height, weight, speed, vertical, stats, notes) that were...

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