Recently, our daughter reached a milestone in the college recruiting process (she made a verbal commitment). Awhile back, I started writing down some notes about our experience – about our general approach to the process as well as about specific steps we took, and I thought it might be helpful to others to share some of those notes with the folks on a Northern California soccer discussion forum.
As I said in that thread, "We approached the recruiting process somewhat differently than many would say is the best way to have your child seen by college coaches. I don't mean any of what I share below to be taken as definitive – as the only way to go about this process. I don't even know for certain how effective some of these steps were. I'm offering these tips more as food for thought than anything else, and would be very happy to have my thoughts be challenged, discussed, etc."
Anyway, I've spent a fair amount of time lurking on the Athletic Recruits forum here on College Confidential and have benefited from a lot of what has been shared. This is my small way of giving back a little bit.