google-site-verification=39nfoImE9pSvzeOBInOzYWgIleJ9YB9Ck2ijqVwW6UA What are colleges looking for?

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What are colleges looking for?

July 26, 2016

It's almost August – The new school year is starting and my focus will be on assisting my clients rather than bringing in new students.  If you ever had the inclination of working with me – now is the time to jump on board.

 

Seniors – You should be getting phone calls and/or texts from college coaches so you can begin to narrow down your list after Labor Day – if you are not you are behind.  If you are, what are you doing about it?

 

Juniors – The mail/e-mail campaign should be in full force – college coaches are flooding the inboxes of 2018 grads with requests for fall schedules and/or video so they can get eyes on.

 

Sophomores/Freshman – Every college in the country is trying to get information.  Right now you are a “lead” and over the next year colleges and coaches will take that lead and turn it into a prospect or not a prospect.  If they never have the lead – they never get to turn you into a prospect. The earlier they get the lead, the greater the chances of finding the right fit.  Starting now does not mean you are committing – it just means you are giving yourself (or your child) a fighting chance.

 

The reality is THIS IS HAPPENING – Coaches are calling seniors right now, they are e-mailing juniors right now and they are filling their databases with sophomores and freshman to get their eyes on, right now.  Be sure you know what counts most and don’t miss the boat – if this is not happening for you – it's time to find out why and do something about it.

 

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Food for thought …

 

Most Important:  Your high school transcript –

This is what colleges will look at first and foremost.  The grades you earned in high school are the best predictor of college success and your transcript also shows whether you’ve taken the required or recommended college-prep courses.  If you can’t get into their college, baseball coaches will not move forward in the recruiting process with you.

 

Next Most Important:  Let the coaches and colleges know you exist –

-No matter how good you are – if they do not know you exist – you have no chance

-You can throw a no-hitter on field 5 but if they were watching field 6 – they never know

-You can go 4-4 in front of scouts but if they are watching another player – chances are they didn’t even notice - why? ... because you are not on THEIR list

-You can play on the best team in Arizona or even the best high school team but if you aren’t proactive you will miss the boat.

 

Next Most Important:  Your video –

Music and a huge production is awesome for family, parents and your old high school teammates but not a college coach.  As a matter of fact, it can be annoying.  Be sure to have a video that depicts your ability, shot at the right angles and do not over-do it.  This piece of the process is huge.  Many times, without the video (or a good one) you never get to the next ste