Keep Your Club Coaches in the Loop
Welcome to our Recruiting Engagement Series, where we will show how to utilize our platform to make the most of the recruiting process.
General: Part of the role of a club coach in the recruiting process is to assist a student-athlete when it comes to recruiting. However, their role should be one that is supportive in nature, helping a process that is already moving. Said another way: It’s imperative a student-athlete is still driving the process, with the club coach providing recommendations and assistance in contacting college coaches. One of the most important ways to ensure a club coach is in the loop is to include them on messages sent to college coaches.
Why It Matters: Club coaches can use their contacts in the college coaching community to assist student-athletes. By serving as a liaison between a student-athlete and the school, the coach can input the vital recommendations, information and insight that college coaches need and will want to know. By including club coaches on the messages they send to college coaches, student-athletes take the proactive step to begin the process.
How to Do It: On the platform, you can use the “CC” functionality to include club staffers easily. In the message center, when you compose your message, simply use the CC button and in one click, you can select the coaches to include in your message. Easy!
Overheard from a College Coach: “It’s helpful to have trusted voices provide insight into a student-athlete.”
Supporting Statistic: Committed members send an average of 70 messages to college coaches.
Committed members send an average of 70 messages to college coaches.
Summary: The recruiting process should always be led by a student-athlete. After all, it is that prospect that will be attending school, and as such, it’s vital to be in charge and engaged so that the school chosen is the right fit academically, athletically and socially. Club coaches and staffers are vital cogs in the process, however, and should be there every step of the way to first recommend target schools and then to intercede on behalf of the student-athlete. By including club staffers on their messages to college coaches, student-athletes can ensure they are leading the charge while providing the club staff a place to contact the college coach on their behalf.