I recently had the chance to chat with a NCAA Division 1 Football Coach who has worked at one of the most prestigious football schools in the nation!
I wanted to pick his brain about the recruiting process. Thought this would be helpful for both coaches and parents! These are his responses below. Enjoy!
Why aren’t D1 schools calling my son?
Okay, my kid isn’t going to an NCAA D1 school. What about smaller schools, the Mid Majors and FCS?
A checklist when trying to promote players:
2. What schools does the athlete want to attend?
That’s important so that they know where they are going. Most CA kids can’t survive in “real” weather. Also, a lot of kids and their parents have no idea the ability that they have. Every kid wants to go to Alabama, Oregon, Texas, USC, but is not a FBS athlete.
3. Where, realistically can the kid play?
Any other reason that kids are not getting recruited?
Chris Fore is a Certified Athletic Administrator and thirteen year football coach from Southern California. He has a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration. He maintains a popular blog at CoachFore.org; consulting business can be found at EightLaces.org. He helps coaches nationwide at both the high school and college level with their career search and program development. He is the author of Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs, An Insider’s Guide To Scoring Your Next Coaching Job and the Shield Punt e Clinic.