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.
- 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?
- 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.