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Online athlete profile tools?

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Replies to: Online athlete profile tools?

  • editoreditor Registered User Posts: 357 Member
    Any recommendations for cross country/track? My D (a junior) has emailed coaches at the school's she interested in. All are D1. Her coach has also reached out to these coaches as well. One coach emailed my D back and seemed pretty interested. Others asked for updates of her indoor times. This was her first year running and proved to be quite successful for a new runner.
  • mncollegemommncollegemom . Posts: 636 Member
    editor---what times did she send, track or cross country? Also, define "successful". Is she posting times in the 14 range over 4000 meters, for example. For cross country, for girls, typically you see one of two things happen, young girls, 7th 8th grade have standout careers, until their bodies change in 10th, 11th grade and their times fall off. Then you have the other girls who, like your DD, see their times pick up as they get older...those are the girls coaches want in college more often than not. Keep in mind that if she is running cross country, that in high school the races might be shorter in high school than they are in college and that can make a HUGE difference. Make sure she gets into some road races over the summer for good times in competition at the longer distances.
  • editoreditor Registered User Posts: 357 Member
    mncollegemom: she sent her XC times (made it to states in NY) and her indoor track times. This is her first year running. The coaches we heard back from seemed to be pretty impressed with her times for a first time runner.
  • dpr2collegedpr2college Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Any advice for baseball? Son is high school class of 2014. NCSC contacted us last year but we thought it was too early. We weren't planning on having him contact schools until September. Too late?
  • myluckydogmyluckydog Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    Go Big Recruiting Recruiting Made Easy

    Many Ivy league schools ask for it by name.
  • fogfogfogfog Registered User Posts: 4,056 Senior Member
    ^^^ None of the ivy coaches our scholar-athlete spoke with cared about any of the "recruiting" businesses. They don't need to use those venues.


    IF the sport uses film for review--it can be done through a private link and Youtube...
  • varskavarska Registered User Posts: 1,430 Senior Member
    ^Ditto, fogfog.
  • taymiss2taymiss2 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Berecruited worked well for my daughter. Every single coach she eventually had emails/ phone calls from had looked at her berecruited profile at least once.

    At first we just did the free version but it was maddening to see " a coach from...." viewed your profile but not know exactly who the school was. The pay membership for $60 bucks was worth it just to be able to see exactly looked at the profile. Usually what happened is after getting a view on berecruited she would quickly receive an email from that same coach.

    What I am not sure of is if those same coaches would have found her eventually anyway without berecruited. You will hear end up hearing from alot schools you are not necessarily interested in but also from some that might not have been on your radar.
  • imafanimafan Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    Taymiss and Squidge - your advice is spot on. 2 rowing daughters (2013 and 2014) post to be recruited regularly and it is great to see the coaches as they follow up. When they write to coaches, they include their site link. Squidge, the best advice was to ABSOLUTELY invest in unofficials. The hardest part is missing the schooldays, but one coach said that my Ds unofficial took her from "on" the list to the "top" of the list. Coaches want athletes that show they are interested in them. If anyone thinks getting recruited is like finding a needle in a haystack, they haven't done enough poking around!
  • taymiss2taymiss2 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    I also think a site like berecruited works better for individual timed sports like swimming, rowing, track. A time is a time, pretty straight forward in that sense.
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