Recruiting: The Neapolitan option does not exist

Yesterday I spoke with a NCAA division I coach who shared the story of a recruit who was struggling to make a decision.  The recruit wanted the academics of one school, the warm weather of another school and the coaching expertise found at a third school. Wouldn’t that be nice.  Combine the best aspects of…

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High school recruiting question

I received the following email from a high school coach who is looking for some recruiting advice for a young woman he coaches. We have a junior girl who is pretty good and is interested in going on and running at the collegiate level. We have started to gather info to help guide her in…

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Recruiting – Men’s track and field scholarships

Alan Versaw, girls coach at The Classical Academy, and Colorado editor of MileSplit.us, have collaborated on a series of posts dedicated to the college recruiting process, with this being the last installment of the series. Alan’s comments are below, then my comments follow and are in italics. As we move from women’s scholarships to men’s,…

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Recruiting – Women’s Track and Field Scholarships

Alan Versaw, girls coach at The Classical Academy, and Colorado editor of MileSplit.us, have collaborated on a series of posts dedicated to the college recruiting process. The first and second installment focus on what questions to ask the high school coach, while the third installment is Alan’s extremely helpful scholarship primer. The post below starts…

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Recruiting Give and Take: Part 7

This article concludes the series on college recruiting with a wrap-up on the topic of transitioning from high school to college training. Alan’s comments come first and then my comments follow in italics.

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Recruiting Give and Take: Part 6

The question that I’m supposed to answer in this installment is, “How to improve the transition from HS training to collegiate training.” Simple question on the surface, but complex if one considers the following:

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Recruiting Give and Take: Part 5

In this part we wrap up the question of “What should the role of the HS coach be in the recruiting process?” Alan shares his thoughts and my thoughts will follow his. My comments are italicized.

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Recruiting – What questions do you have?

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