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What is the RecruitPKB platform?

The path to collegiate golf can be difficult and intimidating. The first step in the recruiting process is establishing a game plan. That is where we come in. We are here to help you understand the process and help you achieve your dreams of playing college golf.

RecruitPKB offers a way to connect current PKBGT players with opportunities in the collegiate game. This new service offers advice from our college consultant, insight into the recruiting experience and ways to become a more complete golfer. Our network of over 650 PKBGT alumni in the college ranks along with our resource center can help you on your way to playing college golf.

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Where do I go from here?

 GET STARTED IN THE PROCESS

 Begin to understand the recruiting process and where your daughter fits in

 Do your 30-Minute Free Consultation with Consultant Brandi Jackson » to learn about the recruiting process
 Research the recruiting landscape and best practices from the RecruitPKB articles archive »
 Attend a Seminar » to learn about what it takes and ask questions
 Develop a “Game Plan” with our College Consultant Brandi for guidance in the process »

 GET SEEN & IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

 Understand the keys to maximizing your success and peak performance at the next level

 Become a “Complete Player” with the help from our Performance Experts »
 
Play Tournaments with the PKBGT » or others in your area »
 Read articles from our expert consultants » to find out what it takes to succeed at the highest levels
 Attend a Seminar » to learn about what it takes and ask questions

 MAKE THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS & FIND YOUR RIGHT FIT SCHOOL

 Research schools in the college resource center and compare your player to PKBGT alumni

 Connect with our College Consultant Brandi for guidance in the recruiting process »
 Research Schools & Coaches in the Resource Center »
 Learn what coaches are looking for at a Recruiting Seminar »
 Find & Connect with PKBGT Alumni »
 Read articles about the recruiting process from our experts »
 
 
 
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Learn From Our Experts

RecruitPKB: Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. May you have a wonderful holiday filled with many blessings and wonderful memories shared together. From RecruitPKB College Consultant Brandi Jackson      

RecruitPKB: Advice for 2025s

Listen up 2025 recruits... First, let me start by saying that it is very competitive and there are a lot of really good players. Plus there are a lot of really good academic girls. That's a great thing! Really good academic female golfers are not the exception, they are typically the rule. Again, that's a great thing! I know that may not ease the stress you’re feeling but it is just to state some truths which is what you have to at least accept first. Then you can face things head on knowing what you are up against and where you fit with the timing for the process.  There are currently 251 girls in the 2025 recruiting class with a scoring differential below 1 on JGS. This group of players (plus some international recruits) has been the majority of the focus for coaches as they try to get the best players possible!  Some recruits are getting those big full-ride offers, others are taking in-state offers [...]

RecruitPKB: When a Parent Should talk to a Coach

Parents have been told over and over that they should allow their children to take the initiative with the recruiting process and do all of the communication. I recently shared a similar tip on my Instagram as well. While this is true, it has caused many parents to believe that they should never interact with the coaches during the process. However, there comes a time during the process when the parents should feel comfortable asking the coaches some questions. Parents certainly need to be involved as the offers are given and it's closer to decision-making time, especially when the topic of money is discussed. Parents may have to be honest with their child and coach about the amount of scholarship they will need to get their child to that school. This is certainly an acceptable conversation for the parent and coach to have before any decision is made. Also, a parent may want to discuss the housing situation or safety with the coach [...]

RecruitPKB: “I Grew Up Through This Process”

A few years ago, one of my graduating seniors shared this with me for what how she felt when she looked back on the recruiting process. “I feel like I grew up so much through this process” - High School Senior At the end of the day, there is no guarantee for finding the perfect fit, or even a college golf fit period. There are a lot of factors and pieces that have to fall in place just right for that to happen. But if you’re willing to fully embrace this process and not expect it to be easy, then you will learn so much about yourself and develop skills that will go far beyond your golf goals. Many times when the process seems easy, then college golf will hit you with a major reality check because I can guarantee you that college golf will be tough! Use these experiences now, the times of rejection, the times of uncomfortableness, the times of doubt, the [...]

RecruitPKB: Why Won’t The Coach Reply?

First, we are going to assume the NCAA rules allow the coach to respond (current 2024 and 2025 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 attempts 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 coaches, especially when you feel that you are being realistic. If you’ve sent several well-written emails, made [...]

RecruitPKB: What is the NLI

The official start of the NLI signing period will kick off on November 8, 2023, and will continue until August 1, 2024, for all current high school seniors. You can sign at any time during this period. When you sign the NLI you agree to attend the institution full-time for one academic year in exchange for athletic aid for that academic year. You do not have to re-sign the NLI each year, your institution will notify you if your scholarship is renewed after the first year. The NLI is a binding agreement between the student-athlete and the institution, whereas a verbal commitment is only between the student-athlete and the coach and is not legally binding. So once you’ve signed the NLI, if the coach were to leave, you’re still legally obligated to attend that institution. The NLI is ONLY signed by DI and DII student-athletes who are receiving athletic aid. If you are only receiving academic aid (or no aid at all) or you [...]

RecruitPKB: Starting the Process – Maintain Communication

It’s one step to send out some initial emails but it takes ongoing communication to generate interest and develop a relationship with the coach. Based on NCAA rules, DI coaches can't respond to your emails or speak to you until June 15th prior to your junior year. So it will mostly just be update emails that you will be sending up to that point to try and generate their interest. If it's after June 15th then hopefully you are currently in communication with some college coaches and receiving feedback on their part. Whichever scenario, it is necessary to maintain some form of communication and updates as you move throughout this process. If you are being too unrealistic with your options then you may not be very productive in your efforts, so do keep that in mind. If you are struggling with what to say in your updates and how often you should send them or you are unsure about your conversations with current coaches [...]

RecruitPKB: Starting the Process – Do the Research

It’s never too early to research schools and golf programs. This will give you an idea of what it takes to play for those programs so you can set goals and get to work! Sites like www.collegegolf.com and www.golfstat.com are both great ways to learn more about the golf programs! You can also check out the team and school websites for both academic and athletic information. And of course, their social media! And when looking at the current players’ scores remember a few things... courses are longer, tougher, and played in fall and spring only and it’s a higher level of pressure and demand that college players are under so scores aren’t exactly reflective of their junior golf days. Also, don’t compare yourself to the 5th player on the team to see what is realistic, coaches are trying to make the team better, which means they need to replace their 2nd and 3rd position players. They will aim as high as possible for as [...]

RecruitPKB: Starting the Process – Get an Evaluation

Last week I hosted a webinar about starting the college recruiting process. While these weren't specific steps I included in that webinar, I wanted to talk about the importance of getting started off on the right foot with direction and guidance specific to you, your goals, and your expectations. Through the RecruitPKB Platform, there are 3 ways you can do that so I wanted to go over those ways and why they are so important for the success of the process. Then over the next few weeks, I'll be tackling each of the main steps of the recruiting process that I feel are important for a recruit to follow. What is an Evaluation or Consultation and why is it so important? Yes, these are both free and paid services we provide through the RecruitPKB Platform as part of our partnership, but I include this as part of starting the process bc it is so helpful in navigating the process more effectively and efficiently. So [...]

RecruitPKB: Starting the Process Webinar

Getting ready to start the college recruiting process? Check out the most recent PKBGT webinar for some insight on tackling those initial steps. Understand the NCAA Rules and Eligibility  Insight Into Scholarships Scoring Average Standards for Playing in College Creating a Resume and Video Contacting Coaches WATCH HERE   -Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For questions or to schedule your free PKB 30 Minute Initial Consultation send an email to bjackson@pkbgt.org

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