Now, here is what college coaches are looking for when they evaluate prospective athletes for their teams...
They Want Impact Athletes!
Every coach is looking for that special athlete who will come in a make an immediate impact on the team. Someone who can be a “starter” in the first year, and contribute to a better team performance than the previous year.
The truth is that there are not enough “Impact” athletes for every college team, which opens up the opportunities for many other ones.
We have created 5 categories that may help you determine your level as a prospective college recruit. Keep in mind that these categories may be different depending on each sport and the environment where you compete:
You Are An “International Athlete” If ...
You’re better than most athletes in your country and can compete and succeed against athletes from other countries.
If this is You: “You are an “IMPACT” athlete, which means you will be highly recruited and will receive excellent athletic scholarship offers from top Nationally ranked teams in all divisions. You will be the first choice for many college coaches”
You Are A “National Athlete” If ...
You’re good enough to compete and succeed at national level competitions.
If this is You: “You are a “TOP” athlete, which means you will be highly recruited and will receive very good athletic scholarship offers from National ranked team in all divisions. You will be among the top choices for many college coaches”
You Are A “Regional Athlete” If ...
You have very good results competing at the State and Regional level.You may go to a National competition but have not had great success at that level.
If this is You: “You’re a very good recruit for many college teams and will receive good athletic scholarship offers from mid to low National and Regional ranked teams in all divisions. You will be highly considered by college coaches”
You Are A “State Athlete” If ...
You are better than most athletes in your club, academy, and district. You have some success when competing against athletes in your State but normally do not qualify for Nationals.
If this is You: “You can be recruited by many college teams and may receive some athletic scholarship offers from competitive college teams. You will have the best chance for success at the NCAA II, NAIA or NJCAA level”
You Are A “Local Athlete” If ...
You compete and have succeeded mostly at the local level (District, high school, club, academy or league). You have not succeeded at the State or Regional level.
If this is You: “You can be recruited by college teams that are not highly ranked. You may receive some athletic scholarship but can also come in as a walk-on. You have the best chance to succeed at the NCAA II, III, NAIA and NJCAA level.
Coaches also want Athletes who ...
- Can still develop within the first two or three years on the team
- Are physically strong that allows them to compete at the collegiate level and avoid any possible injuries.
- Are mentally strong, where they can manage the pressure of performing on the team, as well as in the classroom, away from home.
- Have a personality that will be likable by all teammates.
- Bring strong grades, which increases the chances of maintaining academic eligibility while on the team. And, can get the academic scholarship that complements the athletic scholarship offer.