HELPING YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE GET RECRUITED
THE PARENTS ROLE IN THE COLLEGE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS
As a parent your role in the recruiting process is vital to your child’s success. Student-athletes and their parents need a developed and practical strategy to win college sports scholarships. It’s very likely that there is a scholarship or other kind of financial aid available for your student-athlete.
Follow these tips:
Help your student-athlete develop a step-by-step game plan to win a sports scholarship.
Get started early; college coaches can’t recruit your student-athlete if they don’t know he’s out there.
Encourage your student-athlete to learn about the recruiting process and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
Seek colleges offering scholarships in his sport.
Market your student-athlete’s skills.
Subscribe to the College Coaches’ recruiting lists.
Be persistent and follow up on your contacts.
The key is to encourage without pressuring. Parents need to paint a realistic picture while supporting the dream.
Your student-athlete doesn’t have to be in the top 5% of their sport to be offered an athletic scholarship. They might not be offered a full ride at a Division I College, but many make their dream a reality.