Monthly Archives: September 2016

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RecruitPKB: Getting Started with the Process

Every junior golfer is at a different place in the college recruiting process but there are some basic steps that you need to follow in order to get started. Learn the NCAA rules and regulations – A student-athlete who knows the rules of college recruiting will not only impress a coach but also be able to better navigate the process and not get confused. Register at www.eligibilitycenter.org by your junior year. Get a 3rd party evaluation – Every student-athlete needs an unbiased 3rd party evaluation to assist with setting realistic goals and expectations as well as develop a plan to reach them. Build a college recruiting resume – One of the most important steps! Every coach needs to see a complete resume with all of the proper information so they can fully evaluate the student-athlete. Record a quality swing video – Along with the college recruiting resume, [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:49:04+00:00 September 28th, 2016|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Volunteer Work

Every coach likes a well-rounded player who gives back for the opportunity they have been given to play the game of golf. Some school organizations have you complete so many hours of volunteer work but go beyond that and volunteer on your on time. I know schedules can get very busy with school and golf but try to find time once a month, once a quarter or around the holidays. This will not only be a great addition to your resume but it will also give you a great perspective on life. I became a Big Sister through the Big Brother Big Sister organization about 5 years ago and I can personally say that it has made a huge impact in my life. I also walk dogs at the Humane Society every week which is a great place for young kids to volunteer to help with the [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:19+00:00 September 21st, 2016|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: What You Can Learn From Sept 1st

Now that the excitement of September 1st has worn off a bit I want to take the time to address a few things that you can learn from the communication you received (or didn't receive) on September 1st and how it can be a lesson for your own communication with the coaches. Mass email vs Personalized Email: Many of my players forwarded emails they received from coaches with excitement, unfortunately, those same emails were sent out to several others players that I consult. Keep this in mind when reading the emails, if there is nothing personal in the email (just your name does not count as personalized) then it may mean you are not a high priority on that coaches list. It does not necessarily mean that the coach isn't interested and they may simply be trying to find out who replies back but do know that [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:49:04+00:00 September 15th, 2016|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Club Golf in College

The goal for most young female golfers is to move on to play varsity golf in college, however, that plan doesn't always work out when the school of your choice and the golf program's needs for a player like yourself don't match up. If this does happen to you, it doesn't mean you have to give up playing golf once you get to college. This week guest blogger, Travis Richardson of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association, explains what it's like to play club golf in college if you aren't able or choose not to play varsity golf.   The statistics on playing varsity golf in college aren’t exactly optimistic. According to the NCAA, only 2% of male high school golfers will play Division 1, and 3% for females. For students that don’t go to Division 1 though, there’s still plenty of options available. Division 2, Division [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:49:04+00:00 September 8th, 2016|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments