The start of a new year is always a great time to do a refresher on the steps of the recruiting process. So over the new few weeks, I’ll be tackling each of those steps that I feel are important for a recruit to follow.

These steps include:

  • Get an Evaluation
  • Create a Resume
  • Do the Research
  • Contact Coaches
  • Maintain Communication

This week we will tackle “Get an Evaluation”

What is it and why is it so important?

Yes, part of the RecruitPKB Recruiting Packages is an initial evaluation (or initial consultation if travel isn’t feasible) so there’s a bit of an incentive on my part to suggest this, but I include this as part of starting the process bc it is so helpful to navigating the process more effectively and efficiently. So whether it’s myself or one of the other expert college golf consultants, I just recommend you at least start there if at all possible!

This process is not a one size fits all type of process. There is not one exact blueprint that all recruits should follow. Yes, there are some basic steps and rules that apply to everyone, but understanding this process more specific to your timeline, abilities, goals, expectations, and parameters will increase your chances of finding the best fit for you.

Also, having someone that is non-biased nor emotionally connected to you will give you a much better perspective on the process.

We all have big hopes and dreams for our futures, and parents are going to be their kid’s biggest cheerleaders, so, many times that can get lost in the mix of what is realistic and more suitable for the student-athlete.

Connecting the dots between your physical game, mental toughness, maturity, work ethic, coachability, academics, social expectations, and the realistic timelines of the recruiting process can be a daunting task.

Even if you feel comfortable navigating the process on your own I highly recommend having a qualified, non-biased, 3rd party expert who has seen numerous kids navigate this process and go on to the collegiate level go over things specific to you and your expectations. Even if it’s just a few suggestions, recommendations, or added steps to what you’re already doing, in this competitive world of college recruiting, it can make a huge difference!

 

 

Written by: Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant

For more information about college recruiting, please contact Brandi at bjackson@pkbgt.org