package you’re offered so that you’ll be able to determine the opportunity that’s best for you.
- Coaches base the majority of their initial impressions from evaluation of video they receive from known sources. If they see an athlete that interests them, that’s when they may consider an in-person evaluation.
- A bigger net will bring you more opportunities. Instead of fixating on the glamour schools, consider every option, big or small, and find the opportunity that offers you the best fit.
- Make your official visit more than just about the team and the program. Get a sense of the campus atmosphere, go to a class, visit practice. Get a feel for the school to ensure it’s where you’d want to be, even if you weren’t on scholarship there.
- Before you consider attending a camp, ask yourself if the coach has contacted you and specifically invited you to that camp and if you’ve had any direct contact with any of the coaches participating in the camp. If the answer is no to both questions, then the only benefit you’ll derive from attending that camp is extra experience.
- A Division I school isn’t always better. Check out different campuses and schools big and small. Beyond the team, factor in chances for playing time, the size of the school and the campus, and the academic opportunities available. You may discover that a smaller school offers you a better opportunity.
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