If you are a class of 2025 high school student-athlete, June 15th marks a very exciting day in the recruiting world. This date allows a majority of NCAA Division I college coaches, and all Division II college coaches to engage in recruiting discussions with student-athletes entering their Junior Year.
The sports that are affected at the Division I level by June 15th are all NCAA sports EXCEPT:
- Men’s Lacrosse
- Women’s Lacrosse
- Men’s Ice Hockey
- Women’s Basketball
This means that college coaches will be able to call, text, or email you directly regarding your recruiting process. As exciting as this time can be, a lot of student-athletes tell us that they are unsure of what they should be doing on their end in the days leading up to June 15th. Here are 3 tips you should be taking in preparation for this important date on the recruiting calendar.
3 Steps to be Taking Before June 15th
- Have as much information filled out on your SportsRecruits profile as possible. College coaches are using SportsRecruits to find and evaluate student-athletes further. The more information you have the better. Start with the “Essentials” section to get moving in the right direction. This includes grad year, position, contact information, and more!
- Having video available on your SportsRecruits profile is crucial for college coaches who want to evaluate you. Video is the most requested piece of information from college coaches. You can have anything from highlight reels, skills videos, or raw footage. With your account, you are able to upload an unlimited amount of video. Remember, athletes with video on their profile are 11x more likely to receive views from college coaches.
- Communicating with college coaches is the only way for them to find out who you are, and why you are interested in their program. Do not feel that you have to wait until after June 15th to start contacting college coaches. Being proactive and consistent in your outreach is the best way to draw attention to your profile. We suggest sending a message a few days before June 15th letting them know you are excited to continue communication and to learn more about their program.
Best of luck as you prepare for June 15th, and make sure to watch our webinar detailing the importance of June 15th below!
Mike Babich is a Senior Recruiting Analyst at SportsRecruits. Mike has experience in collegiate athletics as a former football student-athlete at Mount Ida College, as well as a Graduate Assistant and Assistant Football Coach at Long Island University. He also served in the role of an Admissions Counselor for two years at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. He has a passion for helping student-athletes better navigate and understand the recruiting process.