Son and I are about to go see some coaches and schools - I did read the very informative thread about the unofficial visits for the freshman, woman, lacrosse player. Would there be different advice for a rower, a rising senior?
As a parent - at this point should I disappear when son and coach are talking? He is going to be a senior. Although of course I'd love to stay and listen and learn!
He has a list of questions - some good ones suggested in the other threat as well. Is it appropriate to ask about travel details for regattas (bus/van, how are kids fed - high school teams have food tents manned by parent volunteers - I imagine they don't do that in college!, does the whole team travel? what happens when they miss class?) -
He is a good student and highly likely admissible on his own merits (of course any crazy thing can happen), so should we even ask about admissions support? I don't know that he needs it. And I am sort of unclear about how that affects his place on the list of kids that are considered recruits?
And a vocabulary question - I think I know what this means, but what is a blue chip recruit? and what about being told you would be a value add for a team? To me that all sounds positive.