THE COLLEGE PROCESS
CSA GUIDE TO THE COLLEGE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
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.
HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING
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 without 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.
There are many various tools online to help guide and answer many lingering questions or doubts you and your family may have, to this end, 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 www.sportsrecruits.com
COLLEGE TESTING & PREPARATION
Cedar stars Academy understands the rigors and anxiety that goes with the College process and has partnered with Magoosh to provide that added guidance and assurance that your student athlete is getting the best test preparation available for the journey ahead.
Magoosh is an American online test preparation and study abroad counseling company based in Berkeley, California that educates students through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email support.
Magoosh provides test preparation materials and counselling for the college entry exams, such as the SATs and ACTs.
Magoosh aims to make the test preparation more enjoyable, affordable and effective. The company boasts an extensive network and offers a free robust mobile presence.