Periodically, we will find it necessary to revisit old threads. In this case, the “old thread” in question was “completed” yesterday, so it’s not too old. But anyway, we left out a very critical piece of information that all parents must understand.
As posted in our second ever College Recruiting Help blog post, for many kids, it’s important to be proactive and reach out to college coaches directly in self-marketing efforts. In other words, if you don’t like your current recruiting options, or if you don’t have any recruiting options whatsoever, it’s past time to get off your rear end and put in the time to help yourself. However, one VERY KEY POINT we neglected to mention in that post is this:
When it comes to initial (introductory) communication w/ college coaches, it MUST come from the prospect, not the parent!! When coaches hear from parents first, it makes the prospects look disinterested, lazy, and spoiled. Obviously, each school develops their own internal recruiting criteria system, so it’s hard to paint all college programs with the same brush. However, suffice it to say that we are aware of no college programs who deliberately attempt to recruit kids who seem to be disinterested, lazy, and spoiled. So, parents, please don’t introduce yourself and your children to college coaches; force your kids to introduce themselves.
Thank you very much for reading. Have a great weekend.