What questions should you ask college coaches?

When talking to a college coach that is recruiting you, there are categories you should focus on. The categories include: academics, team concepts, athletic/recruiting questions, scholarships, and college life questions.

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Academic Questions:

  • What are the academic requirements for an athlete at your school?
  • What are some of the more popular majors on the team?
  • Is there a full-time academic advisor for the team?
  • Does your team have mandatory study hall?
  • If you have a specific major…ask if it will interfere with the schedule.

Team Concepts Questions:

  • What do you expect from your players?
  • What type of offense do you typically run?
  • What type of defense do you normally play?
  • What are practices like?
  • How often does the team lift weights?

Athletic/Recruiting Questions:

  • Where do I fit in on your recruiting list?
  • How many other players in my class are you looking at?
  • How many players are you looking to recruit from my class?
  • What positions are you looking for?
  • Are there any committed recruits at the moment?
  • What is your recruiting timeline (when would you like an answer by)?
  • What do you expect players to do in the off-season?

Scholarship Questions (this category depends on division):

  • How many scholarships are available for my class?
  • Would I be considered in the scholarship category?
  • Do you offer academic scholarships as well, if not given a full athletic scholarship?
  • What sort of grants and aid are offered?

 

College Life Questions:

  • Do players on the team room with each other?
  • Are the players close with each other?
  • What is a typical day like for a player on the team?
  • What do players do during the off-season?

 

Questions you may want to end the conversation with:

  • What are the next steps in this process?
  • Is there anything I can give you for further evaluation?

Remember to always be polite and thank the coach for taking the time to speak with you.

 

 

 

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