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How to manage the athletic recruiting process

Submitted by underrecruited… on Fri, 10/28/2016 - 15:15

Do you have the athletic ability to play at a school that would be a good academic fit for you? 
Be realistic about the level of college athletics you can play while maintaining your academics.

What level of college athletics are you capable of and interested in participating? 
One of the biggest mistakes is to select a program based on division.

What are the differences between redshirting, grayshirting, blueshirting and greenshirting?

Submitted by underrecruited… on Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:22

Redshirt

On scholarship

Can’t play

Can practice

Athlete sits from competition for a year, then gets another year to complete four seasons.

Grayshirt

No scholarship

Can’t play

Can’t practice

Athlete waits an extra semester to become a full-time student and part of the team.

Blueshirt

On scholarship

Can’t play

Can practice

Athlete is not formally recruited, but is put on scholarship at start of freshman practice.

NCAA Important Recruiting Terms

Submitted by underrecruited… on Sun, 10/23/2016 - 20:23

NCAA Important Recruiting Terms

 

Contact: A contact happens any time a college coach says

more than hello during a face-to-face meeting with you or

your parents off the college’s campus.

 

Contact period: During a contact period, a college coach

may have face-to-face contact with you or your parents,

watch you compete, visit your high school and write or

telephone you or your parents.

 

Recruiting Terms

Submitted by underrecruited… on Sun, 10/23/2016 - 19:23

Recruiting Terms

During a contact period, a college coach may have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents.