|Interested in becoming a college student-athlete?
Step 1: Talk to your coach, they will become your most valuable asset in actually getting recruited and hopefully offered. T.L. Hanna has a prominent standing in the eyes of universities and colleges around the United States. This enables our student-athletes to save from wasting money hiring someone else to help them get a scholarship. If you have what it takes, T.L. Hanna is in position to help put you on the map.
Step 2: Produce! On the field/court, and in the classroom, if you can’t handle these two, recruiting will not happen. Believe it or not, there are several others in the United States with your exact ability and measurables. How are you elevating your standing?
Step 3: Understand the requirements and differences of the different divisions of college athletics.
Step 4: Check out colleges and universities around the United States.
Step 5: Understand the facts about actually obtaining a scholarship.
Step 6: Think you are being recruited? What it means to actually be recruited.
Step 7: If you are actually being recruited, register w/ the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Step 8: What questions should I be asking a recruiter when they call?
Step 9: Understand what a National Letter of Intent is.
Step 10: What does a scholarship cover?
Step 11: Play hard, be a teammate, and be at all practices and workouts. A quick way to eliminate you from being recruited, is to neglect these things. College teams are trying to win, not doing these basic things WILL eliminate from contention immediately.
- Remember, our coaches are just as hopeful as you, that you get a free ride to college. That lies within the core of why we became teachers and coaches, to educate and inspire personal growth in our young people. Don’t lose sight of that when we push, critique or even deliver not so great news about your ability and effort.
- We are blessed to have many coaches on staff with college experience at all levels, men’s and women’s sports. Talk to them about their experience, ask advice, and see who they know. You would be surprised at the direct contact many on staff have with some of the biggest names in college athletics.
- Lastly, if you are fortunate to have multiple offers, ask yourself who you will be proud to be associated with well after you graduate. Coaches come and go at the collegiate level, the degree you can receive and what school you want to be associated with for life should be at the top of your mind when deciding. Only you and your immediate family need to make the decision, no one goes with you to do the work, nor do they know what’s best for you like you and your family. Anyone else trying to ‘help’ in your decision is working a personal agenda.
Printable NCAA Guide for the Student-Athlete
Understand the reality of going pro
NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE