College Recruitment Process

The college recruiting process is exactly that -- a process. These guidelines are designed to help players and parents understand and develop a timeline of tasks that should be completed over the recruitment years.


It should be noted that parents should most definitely be involved in this process, but most communication should come from the player when interacting with colleges and universities. Coaches want to see kids who are independent, can hold a conversation, and are willing to lead; having the parent do most of the communication is typically seen negatively from the coaches perspective. With that in mind, it is encouraged that players begin the administrative process themselves.

Cedar Stars Academy has aligned itself with Sports Recruits. Sports Recruits is an online platform built by former college athletes to empower student-athletes to pursue their dreams of playing collegiate sports. To learn more and to better understand the College Recruitment process visit Sports Recruits and


It is never too early to start planning, in fact the earlier you get involved in the process the more knowledgeable and aware you are of how everything works and what actions and approaches work best for you. Also the earlier you start the easier it becomes to manage the entire process whiteout feeling overwhelmed or out of your depth.

For what you should be thinking about and getting focused on during your high school years simply follow our steps below. These steps take you through a point by point year by year map of how to plot your steps. 


Build your free student-athlete profile, find schools that are a fit and connect with college coaches.

SportsRecruits puts you in control of the recruiting process.


There are many resources designed to assist this new adventure, of which we have congregated an ever growing list 
to help in the planning that will get everything in motion.

The ACTs & SATs Test Dates



What is a good SAT score?


What is a good ACT score


Completing the FAFSA


Net Price Calculators


Understanding Financial Aid


College Soccer ID Camps – How to navigate the different types


College ID Camps - Pros and Cons


5 tips in building highlight reel


Sample Recruiting Email to a college coach



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