For most people, social media has become a way of life. It’s how we get our news, stay in touch with friends and family, shop, build a business, and much more. And in the recruiting process, it’s a way to help maximize your efforts for finding a college golf home. In the next few articles we will cover the ways to use social media and the ways not to use social media as a prospective student athlete.

But first, I want to address the question, is it necessary?

No, it’s not necessary, because in this world of too much screentime, oversharing, and inappropriate content I want to make sure no one feels like they have to use social media. If you aren’t comfortable as a kid or young adult (or as the parent of a kid or young adult) using social media, then do not feel obligated to use it. While social media can be a positive and educational resource, it can also be a negative and distracting one at the same time.

If you don’t want to use social media as the student athlete, then maybe consider following the team’s pages through a parent’s account. This will allow you to keep up with their updates and stay in the loop, without having an account yourself. You can then email/text the coaches when important things pop up on their feeds about the team. And you can still be up to date on the team and what they are doing.

Brandi Jackson

RecruitPKB College Consultant

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