Rising above temporary setbacks in the college search for athletes

Collegiate Recruiting Articles

Rising above temporary setbacks in the college search for athletes

By Tom Kovic
The college recruiting process can be a daunting effort if it is not well planned and executed with organization and enthusiasm from start to finish. In addition, one’s mental approach to the college search, especially when checkered with roadblocks, can make the difference between a fair and a great experience.

The Changing Climate of College Recruiting

By Tom Kovic
College athletics has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Coaches are under tremendous pressure to achieve two important goals: 1) Win and 2) Drive program revenue upward.

Capitalizing on the Character Component in the College Search for Athletes

By Tom Kovic
The college search for athletes is an “individual” quest. A winning strategy for one prospect could be a losing strategy for another. I think we can all agree that when it comes to recruiting, the “blue chip” kids are going to be found…It’s just a matter of when.

Maximizing Prospect Communication with College Coaches

By Tom Kovac
Effective communication between prospects and college coaches can be a critical component in the final choice in the college search for high school athletes. That being the case, prospects should try to cultivate this skill early on in an effort to demonstrate their willingness to be an equal partner in the coach-prospect relationship.

The Team Approach: Managing College Athletics Recruiting

By Tom Kovic
The team approach during the college athletics recruiting process is suggested to maximize efficiency and minimize individual pressure and stress as families navigate a potentially daunting effort. Forming a trustworthy group of individuals who play specific roles during the recruiting cycle will increase your chances of reaching pre-determined goals.

5 Factors in Building the Initial College Recruiting List

This article offers 5 factors to help integrate your initial college list and provide you with an organized approach as you begin navigating the college recruiting process.

Summer Tips for the Prospective Student-Athlete

By Tom Kovic
Many believe the summer is a time where college coaches switch to lower gears. The regular season is complete and the student-athletes have headed home for a well-deserved break. Nothing can be further from the truth! Opportunity is eminently knocking and if there is a prime season for recruiting, it is during the summer.

High School Gymnast Timeline for Pursuing a College Scholarship

Compiled by Bobbie Cesarek, Ed.D. – President, National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women