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playing a sport in D1

gettingoldgettingold Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited September 2005 in College Search & Selection
How do you help your child get recruited for a sport? Is a good athlete but had an injury junior year which meant prospective coaches couldn't see her play and has no stats. Is a spring sport. Did the skills video, starting to visit coaches.
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  • 3togo3togo Registered User Posts: 5,233 Senior Member
    edited August 2005
    Welcome gettingold ... there are quite a few threads on recruiting already ... I'd suggest doing a search on titles with "recruiting", "sports", "D1", "D3" and see if that answers most of your questions. Folks will be able to give much better advice if you add some details ... which sport? ... is she interested in D1, D2, or D3 ... is her goal to get a scholarship, get a tip in admissions, be on big time team even if she doesn't play a lot, play a ton, play a psort but in a fairly low key way?
  • gettingoldgettingold Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks, I'll search and see if I find advice I need. This whole process is scarry!
  • csdadcsdad Registered User Posts: 2,289 Senior Member
    I guess some of it depends on the sport but in most cases if your D wasn't fairly dominant in her sport as a Soph., she probably isn't a DI player. Consult her high school coach as to what level she could play at in college.
  • 1Down2togo1Down2togo Registered User Posts: 481 Member
    If your daughter has her heart set on playing D1 (or needs a scholarship) and things don't work out because she's a spring sport senior and can't be seen, playing at a junior college for a year might be an option. (I'm assuming the spring sport is a team sport and not, for example, track & field where she can work out on her own and go toss a discus 150 feet in front of college coaches.)
  • bullwinklebullwinkle Registered User Posts: 702 Member
    Find a website specific to your d's sport. they are out there and will have lots of great info for you. Just go to google for example and something is bound to pop up.

    Also, don't rule out other divisions-lots of great schools play d-2 and d-3.
    Most simple thing to do, if you have specific schools in mind, go to their website, get the name of the coach and/or see if they have an online questionnaire. Write or email the coach and express your interest, give some background info, grades/sat etc. If they are at all interested you'll get some response. Beyond football, most sports don't have big recruiting budgets so they are happy to hear from you as it helps them do their job. This will at least get your D on their radar.

    also, speak to your D's high school coach. They may have some contacts and can give you a good idea as to what level your D can play at.
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