Beyond The Ball filter by Walk Ons

Q: When should I contact a coach about walking on to the team?

A: Within many programs, walk-on slots are just as competitive as scholarship spots. Many teams have children of former players, boosters and university staff on their roster as walk-ons. If you think your opportunity will come as a walk-on, it’s best to approach coaches in […]
by 1001recruittipson August 12, 2018
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Q: If I walk-on and am good, can I eventually earn scholarship money and/or get playing time?

A: Yes, if you are able to provide quality backup minutes to a starter, you will probably earn playing time and possibly a scholarship – but it may take you a few seasons. I’ve worked with walk-ons who saw significant playing time, who earned scholarships […]
by 1001recruittipson August 12, 2018
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Q: How can I become a preferred walk-on?

A: Walk-ons make the team in two ways: as a preferred walk-on or through a tryout. Believe it or not, walk-on spots at many schools are just as competitive as scholarship spots—they are very limited! To become a preferred walk-on, coaches need to see you […]
by 1001recruittipson August 12, 2018
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Signed, Sealed & Delivered: Advice for Scholarship Signees and Invited Walk-Ons

The NLI is signed! But… this is not the end of the process for you– it’s just the beginning: #1– No matter how talented you are, you didn’t get to this point alone. Now is the time to thank your parents, siblings, coaches, family members, […]
by 1001recruittipson August 05, 2018
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Do Walk-Ons Ever Earn Scholarship Money?

If you are a contributing member of the team who works their way into a starting position or who makes major contributions in-games and has earned a significant role with consistent playing time, there is a good chance your coach may award you with some […]
by 1001recruittipson August 01, 2018
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30 Tips for Walk-Ons: How to Make the Team and Earn Playing Time

BEFORE YOU MAKE THE TEAM #1 – ASK HOW THE PROCESS WORKS: Walk-ons generally join the team in two ways, either as a preferred walk-on or through a tryout. A preferred walk-on doesn’t have to tryout—they are borderline offers, favors for influential people or players […]
by 1001recruittipson August 01, 2018
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