The secret to playing college sports is to connect with coaches in a meaningful way beyond casual emails and camp invites.
You have a talented athlete who aspires to play college sports. Their #1 challenge and your #1 frustration will be in trying to connect with college coaches. In fact, athlete-families see a 50' high concrete wall as a barrier to the coach. If you don't knock that down, then it will crush your dreams.
- Athletes are intimidated by college coaches, so they shy away from them.
- Parents don't know how to go about it.
- College coaches are more elusive than ever.
Athletes need to realize that their best path to becoming a college athlete is to build meaningful relationships with college coaches. They must be willing to be diligent in their outreach.
Parents need to realize that their role as a facilitator is enhanced by having knowledge of the process, not sitting on the sidelines and watching. They must be willing to learn.
Coaches are not going to change their approach. So athlete-families need to be proactively involved and engaged with a strategic plan. Athletes need to build value in themselves to substantiate further interest of a coach.
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