“As a DIII coach, I see families who overlook the experience that can be had at a DIII level for a strong player.”
This was the answer to “what is the biggest mistake you see junior golf families make in the recruiting process?”
John Rogers, Head Coach at DIII Bridgewater College gave a great answer to shed some light on the experience you can receive playing DIII college golf.
Yes, it’s great to have a big goal of playing DI golf but that isn’t always the fit nor the best opportunity for many players. And don’t be scared off by the absence of “golf scholarships”, I have seen numerous players get as good if not better packages at a good DIII program than any DI or DII program was going to offer.
Coach Rogers full quote: “As a DIII coach I see families who overlook the experience that can be had at the DIII level for a strong player (potential access to national championship, playing time, strong academics, better balance-of-life), and excellent grades can often earn as much (or more) scholarship money than a partial scholarship to a bigger school. I even see a lot of players accept a roster spot at a bigger school (no money) and they go years without competing.”
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