It’s one thing to get the interest of college coaches, but how do you keep the interest up and how do you deepen the relationship? As a parent, you can’t do this for your kids, but you can certainly help them.
When we were going through this process with our sons, we took an active role in the relationships between coaches and our kids. In fact, the coaches enjoyed talking with us, too, because they wanted to see what kind of family our boys came from. While we were careful not to dominate the conversations, we did get involved.
The bottom line is that the coach wants to develop the relationship with the student-athlete, so it’s vital that your son our daughter is prepared for the conversations.
In this post, I want to take you to a clip from a video I recorded recently for student-athletes, and it addresses what to do when coaches contact the student-athlete. I call it “closing the loop” in the recruiting process.
Parents, it’s important that you know this information, because you’ll be coaching your son or daughter in this process. You can help him or her interact with coaches and move them further up on the coaches’ list. So, let’s go for it…
Please let me know what you think of the video. I’m recording a new video series right now, which will be part of free mini-course on recruiting that I’ll make available in a few weeks. Your comments and questions will help me as I finalize the content.