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RecruitPKB: Increase Your Scholarship Chances

If you want to have dream schools on your list that is completely ok, I love to see a female golfer willing to work hard to play at the highest level possible. But if scholarship money is a top priority, then you need to focus most of your time and energy on the realistic schools where you are #1 or #2 on their list. If you only focus on your dream schools where you are on the coach's “interested” list then you will find yourself missing opportunities at great schools and programs where you may receive offers earlier. Scholarship money is not as abundant as many are led to believe so be sure you give yourself the opportunity to earn scholarship money by being realistic with the schools you focus on. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions at bjackson@pkbgt.org [...]

By |2020-07-02T06:48:42-04:00July 2nd, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Ask a College Player

What are 3 things you would have done differently as a junior golfer? “When I was a little girl I always dreamed about playing collegiate and professional golf one day. Now that I am fulfilling part of my dream as a collegiate golfer, looking back there are a few things I would have done differently as a junior. The biggest thing I would have done differently is to change my practice routine to involve more of the things that I really struggled with. Often times, my practice was just broken down into the three main sections of hitting balls at the range, a few chipping drills, and putting. I never really focused on certain aspects of each area that I really struggled with. Now that I am in college, we focus a lot on the weakest areas of our game. I have learned that it is [...]

By |2020-06-25T19:15:07-04:00June 25th, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: It’s Finally Here – June 15

For all of you 2022 recruits who have been waiting, now is your time! Starting June 15th, college coaches can now communicate with you via email, text, phone, and video chats. Hopefully, you have already taken the initiative to reach out to them over the last few months. While the communication begins on their end, the expectation for you to initiate communication has been there for months now. Keep in mind though that not everyone is going to hear from coaches on this date. Many coaches at the DII, DIII and NAIA levels are still working to finish up 2021 recruiting and aren't focused on 2022 just yet. And if your resume isn't quite realistic for the programs you have been contacting then you may not get any emails or calls. That's ok though. Don't get discouraged. Keep in mind there is still plenty of time [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:51:28-04:00June 11th, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Dead Period Update #2

COVID-19 NCAA Contact Rules Update #2: DI programs will remain in a Dead Period through July 31st. This means no on-campus contact (official or unofficial visits), off-campus contact, or evaluations (recruiting at tournaments). Electronic communication (emails, texts, social media, calls, video chats) only for 2020 and 2021 recruits. Beginning June 15th for 2022 recruits as well. DII programs will implement a Quiet Period from June 1-30 which means you can have on-campus in-person contact with a coach (official or unofficial visit) but no off-campus in-person contact or evaluations (recruiting at tourneys). Electronic communication will continue as well. They can host camps or clinics during this time. This is for DII programs only. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions at bjackson@pkbgt.org Written by: Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For more information about college recruiting, [...]

By |2020-06-04T10:29:37-04:00June 4th, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: What Does It Mean To Be Coachable

In a recent IGTV episode, I talked with Ryan Mckie of Knight Performance Factory about the ability to be coachable. You can watch the full episode below but here are 3 important takeaways: Open to being challenged means that you will consider new ways to do things and you won’t give up just because it’s difficult for you. Total trust in your coach means that not only are you open to being challenged by them but you are willing to take on their assignments and instructions with total commitment to the process. Willing to ride the waves is a result of both the openness to being challenged and total trust in your coach. You have an understanding of what is best for you and when that needs to take priority. But you know in order to be your best, there are going to be ups and [...]

By |2020-05-14T14:24:50-04:00May 21st, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Dead Period Updates

COVID-19 NCAA Contact Rules Update: DI programs will remain in a Dead Period through June 30th. This means no on-campus contact (official or unofficial visits), off-campus contact, or evaluations (recruiting at tournaments). Electronic communication (emails, texts, social media, calls, video chats) only for 2020 and 2021 recruits. Beginning June 15th for 2022 recruits as well. DII programs will implement a Quiet Period from June 1-30 which means you can have on-campus in-person contact with a coach (official or unofficial visit) but no off-campus in-person contact or evaluations (recruiting at tourneys). Electronic communication will continue as well. They can host camps or clinics during this time. This is for DII programs only. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions Written by: Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For more information about college recruiting, please contact Brandi [...]

By |2020-05-14T14:17:39-04:00May 14th, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: No Better Time Than Now

I have been preaching this for the last few weeks to my own clients and on social media, but after doing an Instagram Live Q and A with the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, where we specifically discussed coach communications during this time, I want to emphasize this one more time before everything starts back to pseudo-normal. Yes, there are some scenarios where this might not apply, but for the most part with any student-athlete entering 8th grade this fall and older, there is no better time than now to at least "introduce" yourself to the coaches. There will not be a better time in this whole process where coaches won't be either traveling, recruiting, conducting practice, or focused on the team. So if you have not taken advantage of this rare time in the college recruiting process it's not too late. If you are more to the stage [...]

By |2020-05-08T08:04:33-04:00May 8th, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Virtual Assistant Coach Panel

Another edition of the Huddle Up and Listen Up series of virtual video coach panels is available! Many times the assistant coaches don’t get all the love they deserve so I wanted to shed some light on what their roles are as assistant coaches, how their backgrounds play a part in those roles, and the advice they have for junior golfers who want to play in college. Some REALLY good insight here! ** CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ZOOM VIDEO ** But for those who may just want a few highlights from the panel here are some of the points that were shared: During practice rounds, don't just go through the motions, grind to figure out the course and consider all possible scenarios so you are prepared for anything during the tournament During practice rounds, think about where you might miss a green, especially on longer [...]

By |2020-05-01T09:24:19-04:00May 1st, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Virtual Coach Panel

This past week I had the opportunity to get 5 incredible coaches together for a virtual coach panel. If you haven't had a chance I highly encourage you to watch: ** CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ZOOM VIDEO ** But for those who may just want a few highlights from the panel here are some of the points that were shared: When it comes to an intro email don't make the email so polished that it's not a reflection of you. While it needs to be well-written and professional, it also needs to be in your words. It needs to show who you are as a student and an athlete. When it comes to practice rounds, keep in mind that rarely will a pin be in the same spot as it is on practice round day. It's ok to finish out your putt, but don't waste [...]

By |2020-04-26T10:40:06-04:00April 23rd, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Why Won’t The Coach Reply?

First we are going to assume the NCAA rules allow the coach to respond (current 2020 and 2021 recruits). Once that is established there are several reasons why you may not get responses with the most common usually being that you aren’t being realistic with the strength of the golf program. But here are a few reasons why the coach may not be responding to your attempted to contact them: 1. The golf program isn’t realistic for your resume 2. Your academics aren’t strong enough for the school 3. It was a poorly written intro email 4. Your resume doesn’t have all the necessary info 5. They are done with your recruiting class 6. They are busy and just not focused on recruiting 7. They just simply aren’t interested or not seeking out new prospects I know it’s very frustrating to not receive responses back from [...]

By |2020-04-17T09:20:11-04:00April 17th, 2020|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments