DI Council adopts rules to curb early recruiting

A student-athlete’s college search will more closely align with that of the general student body under new rules adopted this week by the Division I Council. Designed to curb early recruiting, the rules were approved during the Council’s meeting Thursday and Friday in Indianapolis. The changes are the second phase of an emphasis on early […]

Recruiting Column: Easy Tips To Earn A Scholarship

Winning is all about creating, and capitalizing on, competitive advantages over your competition. Whether you create a physical advantage through strength training or a mental advantage through game plan preparation, figuring out how to separate yourself from the competition is the difference between success and failure. Oftentimes, competitive advantages are shaped from the little details […]

USA Today: NC softball player learns ugly side of college recruitment before landing with Boston College

Robbinsville (Graham County, N.C.) senior Abigail Knight was packing for a summer softball tournament when she noticed an email from her future college coach at Virginia Tech. She opened the message and quickly scanned the text. She stopped putting clothes in her suitcase and read it again, slowly. “At this time, our roster is larger […]

Seven Ways To Prevent Athletes From A De-Commit Or Transfer

I know a high school senior who was recruited to play volleyball at a NCAA Division One School. Emily told me the coaches “courted” her for months until she finally committed to play there. And then, when she actually showed up to play, things were different. After a week of volleyball camp, Emily “de-committed.” It’s […]

Recruiting Column: The real benefits of playing in college

All high school athletes dream of playing in college. Initially, the idea of playing a sport professionally and the recognition of signing a National Letter of Intent are the main reasons, but there are so many other benefits of being a college athlete. In fact, the real benefits of playing college sports might be just […]