In order to get a college athletic scholarship, you must actively promote yourself using as many marketing venues as possible. You cannot be recruited if the coach and/or school doesn’t know who you are. It’s your responsibility to get the coaches attention! Take control of the college recruiting process by being proactive.
Scholarships are available at all levels and the biggest mistake athletes make is focusing exclusively on NCAA Division I schools. Over 85% of college scholarship opportunities are available at the NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA levels. By expanding your search and contacting more schools you will give yourself a better opportunity to land that coveted athletic scholarship.
Being a college athlete isn’t just about going to the biggest school. A critical question to consider when thinking about a particular school is, “would you want to go to that school if you weren’t an athlete and on scholarship?” Your athletic scholarship isn’t guaranteed each year as you may NOT know. Be prepared to stay in school should you lose the scholarship. Make sure you enjoy where you go to school and it fits what you are looking for in a college.