RECRUIT YOUR COACH
While it is extremely important to put yourself in front of your potential college/university coach/s, it is important that you are comfortable with them as a coach also.
Get in front of your coaches, talk to them, ask them questions, show up to their training sessions, and invite them to yours. Send regular check-in emails and tell them consistently how much you are looking forward to being a part of their team.
Be specific and thorough. Make official and unofficial visits to the college, and frequent by your potential coaches office with your sporting goal updates. Your athlete needs to be comfortable with their coach, not only to enable maximum performance, but also to ensure that their transition to college is as smooth as possible. They will be spending a lot of time together, any negative feelings will have a negative impact on their college experience.
Lastly, if your athlete has taken the time to show up consistently, and displayed dedication and determination to the coach over the years leading up to beginning of college, they are already a shoe in the door to achieving success!
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