As we move into the summer, you’ll want to keep up communications and connections with them! By emailing them and staying in touch, you’ll provide value in two ways: (1) you will continue to demonstrate your interest in their program and (2) you will update them on pertinent items that they – and the school, admissions – should be informed of!
Aim to be politely forthright and ‘aggressive’ – not passive. Get yourself into a rhythm where you are sending coaches updates BEFORE the coaches are reaching out to you to request anything. You want to leave no question – this is a school at the top of your list, a place that you’d cherish the opportunity to be admitted to and playing for.
As you go through your summer and then into the start of your school year in the fall, update schools with information like:
> Updated stats, highlights, awards you may receive.
> New test scores (ACT/SAT), update grades, GPA.
> When/if you are to do a summer camp, clinic, showcase of theirs.
> When/if you are to do a summer camp, clinic, showcase that is not hosted by them.
> Ask if they have any advice for which camps to consider attending.
> Share an event/game schedule for the summer.
> Let them know when you plan to apply to their school (or…if you have).
> Inform them of when you are coming to the school (to tour or watch a game/event)
> Have a new coach? Or a summer coach? Update their reference list for you.
> If you register with the NCAA Eligibility Center this summer, let them know your ID number.
You'll also be able to get value from the coaches, by:
> Asking when they want updated transcripts and records.
> Inquiring as to any school specific and/or program specific advice.
> Setting up additional interviews and visits.
> Learning what training to do in the summer months
> Getting an understanding as to where you rank in their recruiting class.
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