What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

When should I start contacting college coaches for sports recruitment?

Hey everyone! I'm a high school junior and I'm hoping to be recruited for college sports. When should I start reaching out to college coaches and how can I best showcase my athletic abilities to them? Any tips or advice on the recruitment process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great to hear that you're interested in pursuing college sports. In general, it's a good idea to start contacting college coaches during your junior year of high school. This gives you enough time to build relationships with coaches and showcase your athletic abilities before the start of the college application process. To best showcase your abilities, I recommend creating a well-organized sports resume and highlight video showcasing your skills, achievements, and game footage. Make sure to research the colleges and athletic programs you're interested in, and tailor your communications to each coach accordingly. Keep your emails concise, professional, and personalized. Another great way to get noticed is by attending college sports camps or showcases, as these events give you the opportunity to show your skills in person. And of course, don't forget to keep your grades up and work on your time management skills, as coaches are also looking for strong students who can balance academics and athletics. Best of luck with your college sports journey!

10 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.