Re: How to get a scholarship

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Posted by Agree to a point... on May 10, 2017 at 13:42:45:

In Reply to: Re: How to get a scholarship posted by Me on May 10, 2017 at 13:06:52:

: : Posted this as a response in another thread, but thought it might be worth its own.

: : Parents understand this, the camps you go to and the clubs you play for have almost nothing to do with whether your daughter gets a scholarship or not. Most of the girls getting offers from these camps and club viewing tournaments would be getting scholarships without them.

: : Where the camps and clubs do good, is by making your daughter a better player. It is all in the training and game experience.

: : My advice as a coach and parent of a college athlete: if you want your daughter to play college basketball, find a good trainer and get her private or semi-private lessons. Find a club team where she will play a lot of games against good competition and she will play a lot in those games.

: : THEN, do some work yourself. Make a list of schools that you feel meet the criteria you are looking for: Able to play at that school, good location, provides the education options you're looking for. Then contact those coaches.

: : College coaches have a limited amount of resources to recruit players. The only reason they go to viewing tournaments is that it gives them an opportunity to see a lot of players at one time. If you let a coach know you are interested in their program, they will spend time looking into you. PERIOD! You don't have to hope your in the right place, with the right club, at the right time, with the right colleges in attendance at your tournament.

: Amen

95% agree, but I would also say being on the right club team can help you.

Not necessarily the best or biggest club, but the right one.

A good club coach who has a proven track record of developing players for college and has relationships with college coaches on various levels can very instrumental and helpful.

College coaches get hundreds of emails about playing for them. They may or may not read your email. Or watch whatever film you send them.

But if that college coach knows your club coach, and he/she calls the college coach, they will come watch.

I know plenty of kids that either end up not playing in college or playing at a lower level than they could because they don't have a good advocate for them with coaches.

Yes, if you are Sabrina Ionescue you can email a coach and they will come watch you.

But there are only so many of those types of kids.

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