2018 DECEMBER FRESHMAN CAMP
Freshman Year - Reaching out
When should I start contacting coaches?
What should I include when I write a letter or send an email to a coach?
What should I include or not include?
Does the letter or email go to the head coach, assistant, or both?
Should I provide a video?
Do I include a resume and if so, what should be on it?
What should I include/not include in my resume?
When and how often should I send follow up emails to coaches that I have reached out to?
Do I include academic information or just field hockey updates?
If I’m going to a tournament, clinic, or play day, what should I put in an email to coaches?
What happens after I compete in a recruiting event?
What are the rules regarding contact with coaches?
Can I call them on the phone?
Should I expect a phone call back?
If I speak to a coach on the phone, what should I ask?
Freshman Year – Getting to Know Programs
How early do coaches start identifying their top recruits?
How do I know if a coach is interested in me as a freshman?
Is that something I can ask a coach?
How early do coaches start offering roster spots?
How early in the process should I know where I’m going to school?
Is it too early to look into programs as a freshman?
What is the difference between an official and unofficial visit?
What is the value in taking an unofficial visit?
Should I make an appointment with the coach before coming on campus?
If I'm on campus taking a tour, is it okay to drop by the coach’s office?
What if the coach can’t meet with me? Does that mean they aren’t interested?
Should I ask the coach to give me a tour or should I go through the college/university?
Can I ask a coach if I can observe practice
What are some questions I should be asking?
Benefits of being a student athlete?
Strength and conditioning programs?
Can I observe your practice?
Evaluating Scholarships and Financial Aid
How many scholarships are available at each school?
Is it unusual to be offered a scholarship as a freshman?
What is a verbal commitment?
What happens after I commit to a verbal?
When do coaches give out scholarship money?
Over the Phone?
At a clinic? Play Day?
What do scholarships include?
Room and Board?
Are scholarships negotiable?
What is the difference between a full and partial scholarship?
Should I expect a numerical number or a percentage in a scholarship offer?
How important are academics in athletics?
How do academic scholarships work?
Should I take the ACT or SAT’s?
How does financial Aid work for schools with no athletic scholarships (Ivy’s?)