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Recruit PKB: Parent Influence on the Player’s Decision

žThis week's Recruit PKB: Recruiting Process article from the series "Parent Role in the College Recruiting Process" will cover a parent's influence on a player's decision. Obviously the parent's will have a major influence on their daughter's college decision, but trying to help your daughter make the right decision for herself can be a difficult task. Below are a few tips to help the parents guide their daughter through her decision making process. Review all of the positives and negatives for each school: Help your daughter create a positives and negatives list for each school as she takes visits, communicates with coaches and does research. Your role as a parent is to insure they put emphasis on the important factors within each of these lists and don't base their decision on the wrong factors. Help them to understand what each factor will mean for their college experience [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:35+00:00 September 30th, 2014|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Parent Influence on a Coaches Decision

žžžThis week's Recruit PKB: Recruiting Process article from the series "Parent Role in the College Recruiting Process" will cover a parent's influence on a coach's decision. How a parent talks, reacts and interacts with their daughter, the coach and other competitors and parents can have a major impact on a coach's decision. Ultimately the coach is recruiting the player but parent behavior can force a coach to lean one direction or the other if they are on the fence. Below are a few tips for parents to be aware of throughout the process. žAlways stay positive: Do what you can to always stay positive and keep a good attitude, even if your daughter is playing bad. Any negativity will not only affect how she plays and responds, but may also deter a coach from recruiting your daughter. They need parents who will be supportive no matter how [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:35+00:00 September 19th, 2014|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Parent Role with Coaches

žžThis week's Recruit PKB: Recruiting Process article from the series "Parent Role in the College Recruiting Process" will cover a parent's role with college coaches. The relationship a parent builds with a college coach through the process can have a major influence on the coach's decision. Below are a few areas to be aware of as a parent so that you as well can make the best impression on your daughter's future coach. Say hi to coaches at tournaments but don't approach them: Because recruiting rules can vary so much depending on a player's grad year, always stick to the side of caution when you see a coach at tournaments. Be friendly and say hi but try to allow them to begin a conversation if they choose to. Some coaches are more talkative and will carry on conversations with parents, others just want to be left to themselves [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:35+00:00 September 1st, 2014|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments