Posted by Parent on March 13, 2017 at 21:23:21:
In Reply to: Re: Recruiting Websites posted by pdog on March 13, 2017 at 13:44:27:
: : : : I've seen some recruiting websites like berecruited.com but not sure what to think of them. Do any of these work or will I just get my inbox filled with spam? Has anyone used them and which ones are the best? I'm not looking to pay anything just want something free.
: : : No reason not to use the free ones - Berecruited.com, NSCA.com.
: : : But don't think they are going to do the recruiting for you.
: : : You won't get a bunch of spam; odds are you won't get much.
: : : In the end, your child needs to contact coaches and send them film and develop the relationship with them.
: : :: Tons of discussions around recruiting - and the coaches definitely check in. BearInsider for Cal for example
: NCSA is not free. Wonderful site if you are not dreaming of D-1 and your kid is not D-1 Material. Work for us and a $60,000.00 Scholarship at a NAIA Division 1. Who plays D-1 during Preseason. Grades matter !!!! This is were my Daughter should have been we were realistic but it was a perfect fit. We played Connecticut this year and USC last year. Both preseason. We got 6 solid offers from 4 D-II and 2 NAIA. You still have to do some of the leg work. It was an intense process. Prepare a highlight and full game video. These Coaches dont play. !!!!
Our daughter filled out info on berecruited.com and got many offers from Hawaii to New York. It's an easy way to keep track of who is recruiting you.
Agree you have to come up with video easily usable in any format and contact the schools where you would like to play. And be honest with them if they are top school for her or top five and what field she is looking to focus on or if she is just interested in checking them out. College coaches have a job to do also. Number one suggestion is for your daughter or son to decide whether to stay near home or go away...that was toughest for her and she felt bad she couldn't decide and kept the coaches wondering.
Also, any school that is right for her is the best, whether its NCAA D1 or 2 or 3, NAIA, NCCAA or community college first two years. Prestige doesn't make memories or develop learning experiences, the right college for her will. Talk to coaches and ask questions up front. Make a top five list from the start and adjust as time goes if necessary. She should be happy with her decision and communicating with coaches shows she is doing her homework about the school and program and that's is really what matters, will she be happy there.
Our daughter got about 50 contacts from colleges from listing on berecruited.com by the way. She got about a dozen offers among those contacts, including a scholarship offer from a few of colleges up to $47,000 a year. She decided on community college and then transferred to a D2 instead of D1 she originally wanted to go to and everything worked out best. She had to work for her degrees and that will help her in life. Besides the colleges don't guarantee jobs so do what is best for her or him not what they think impresses people. Good luck.
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