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The two most important measures of whether your child can earn an athletic scholarship are having superb talent and superior grades. However, as important as those two measures are, they are often not enough for many students to get a scholarship because they have not been seen by the right coaching staff. This is where sports recruiting websites can help your child get seen by the proper people to maximize their chances of success.

Assessment

The first step when joining a sports recruiting website is the assessment of your child’s talent. This will help determine at which level they are best suited to excel. There are many opportunities at Division II and even Division III level to play along with the NAIA. By understanding their potential, a recruiting website can aim their efforts at the right schools.

Profile

Once the target has been set, the next step is being seen by the right coaching staff. Filling out the profile on the right sports recruiting websites is a good start, but more will have to be done to ensure maximum exposure. This includes:

  • Advice from high school coaching staff
  • Participating in off-season tournaments, combines, and camps
  • Creating a short, powerful highlight video
  • Contacting the right schools
  • Registering at NCAA Eligibility Center

All these steps will help in getting your child noticed by the right people. Keep in mind that there are many factors which help coaching staffs decide on which athletes are right for their program. This means that some may show interest, but they may have other players in mind. In this regard, the right recruiting websites will keep expectations realistic. This can be crucial as many parents have given up once some colleges passed up their children while overlooking other institutions that still had a strong interest.

This is where the knowledge and experience of a professional sports recruiting site can be most helpful. They will take every opportunity to help you stay in touch with the colleges or universities that have shown interest so that you never get discouraged.

Keep in mind that being strong academically has a powerful influence on coaching staffs that are looking for the right talent for their teams. This opens the door to academic scholarships and other financial support that can really help, especially at Division III level where financial opportunities can help pay a significant portion of the tuition. Plus, the better they do academically, the more likely they are to succeed in school which is what college and university coaches want.

Why SportsForce is Your Best Choice

At Sports Force, we have the knowledge, experience, and connections to provide your child with the best chance of landing an athletic scholarship. SportsForce takes the complete approach in helping your child improve their skills and get seen by the right people. If your child has demonstrated their skills on the field or court, you should take every step to see if they can earn an athletic scholarship by working with a reputable sports recruiting website like SportsForce.  For a free evaluation just click HERE.

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1.  Why did you decide to sign with the University of Tampa?

The University of Tampa competes for a national championship yearly. The coaching staff is phenomenal and the athletes are talented and dedicated. After visiting several schools I knew UT was the right fit for me based on the campus size and team dynamics.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I was fortunate to end my club season with a national championship. That excitement has carried over into my pre-season conditioning. I continue to work hard, so that I have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. I have had the chance to get to know my teammates during camps and we all get along great. I am looking forward to working towards another national championship. Taking classes that are specific to my degree is another amazing opportunity. I am ready to take the next step of my life as a college student.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

I highly recommend that recruits visit numerous schools and make their decision based on what is best for them and not what others think is best for them.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My parents have been the biggest influence in my sports career because they have supported me in all my athletic endeavors. Both my parents were athletes, so they understand the demands. My dad was my basketball coach growing up and when I decided to play volleyball my mom spent hours in the gym working with me. My parents have promoted lessons and personal training to ensure I was in the best shape to compete. Most importantly, they are always there in the stands to cheer me on.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

I would like to make an instant impact on the program and play for a national championship all 4 years.

 

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1.  Why did you decide to sign with Stetson University?

I received an academic and athletic scholarship and the school is close to the ocean.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

It is a great feeling and I love athletics, so I am happy I get to continue in college.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

If you put the time and effort into your sport and contact other schools about recruiting you, then there will be opportunities to play college sports.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My parents because they have pushed me to be the best I can be, and my dad played college sports.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

Play my best and win as many tournaments as I can.

 

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1.  Why did you decide to sign with Millsaps College?

Visiting the campus and meeting the team really solidified my decision to choose Millsaps. I really like the coach and my new teammates and the educational opportunities this school has to offer.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I am beyond excited to begin my journey as a collegiate athlete! It is such a rewarding feeling to finally achieve something you’ve been working towards for so long.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

Start early, know what you’re looking for in a school, coach, and team, and be proactive! Contacting coaches yourself is very important. It also establishes good connections among college coaches.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My coaches for sure. They have shaped me into the player I am today, and I owe a lot to them.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

I would love to start all four years while keeping my grades up!

 

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1.  Why did you decide to sign with Northwood University?

I choose Northwood University because all arrows pointed in that direction. It is not too close, nor too far from home. The student to teacher ratio is great. The campus is perfect! Also, I had a friend who attended that school and passed away last year due to heart complications. And I know if he was here he would want it no other way. : )

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

 Honestly, I try not to show my excitement! But since you asked, I am beyond excited! I am just ready to begin this new chapter and be on my way to the goals and dreams I have been shaping for the last 18 years of my life!

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

The advice I would give to others is just take care of business, be persistent, and put all you have out there, yes including yourself – put yourself out there in front of college coaches! No holding back! And keep the FAITH!

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My loving mother! Because all the stuff I’ve seen her go through for my siblings and I. I just can’t way to see the day I put a smile on her face for all good she has done.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

I would like to just see my self excel in the sport of volleyball, see some playing time on the hardwood as a Freshman, get to the level where I can compete in the 2016 Olympics, and let God do the rest.

 

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1. Why did you decide to sign with the University of Dallas?

I heard about this school through the volleyball coach and decided to check it out. I chose to attend the University of Dallas because of my campus visit. I absolutely fell in love with the university, and was able to imagine myself attending college there.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I am extremely excited to start my first college season at the University of Dallas. It is actually going to be the first time getting in a game since my ACL repair surgery I had in March. So just being able to continue my athletic career, let alone at the college level, is exciting in itself.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

Don’t focus too heavily on the athletic aspect of your college decision. You want to be able to see yourself attending this school even if you didn’t have the opportunity to play there. College should be a great experience, so being able to enjoy yourself and learn in a good environment that you want to be in will help make your college decision better for you.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My family and my club team have had the biggest influence on me when it comes to volleyball. My family has always been very supportive and has given me a great foundation to always make me want to better myself and not have a losing attitude. My club team has always challenged me to become a better athlete and made me want to continue my athletic career through college, even after my injury. (I tore my ACL in Jan. 2012)

5. What would you like to accomplish during college sports career?

I would like to help my team become the best we can be. While being successful on the court, I want to be successful in my classes as well.

 

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1. Why did you decide to sign with McNeese State University?

Close to my hometown so my parents can come to my games. High rate of athletes get their degrees. Small hometown feel. I am in my own apartment with a player I played club volleyball with and loving college atmosphere.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I love my team and coach! All the coaches know what they are doing and they are working us hard and challenging each and every one of us. I did not want to go to school and it be easy. I want to be challenged! I am a little overwhelmed worrying about how to balance classes and volleyball but McNeese provides a lot of support so I will do fine.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

As far as volleyball you need to play for a club that does a great job of working with college recruiters. Make good grades in high school and from the beginning of your junior year start taking your SAT and ACT tests to get your scores as high as possible. Make a recruiting page and send out your club schedule to colleges to let them know when you play and make sure they have your jersey number. I was committed by my junior year but never took my recruiting page down and all during my senior year I was approached by colleges. It takes a lot of pressure off your senior year if you have made a decision your junior year.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My parents because they have stood by me every step of the way. As a family we prayed before I committed and once I made my decision I did not have a doubt in the world. My parents have made great sacrifices to make sure I had the best training, allowed to play at a high profile club and supported me by coming to my games. They continue to support me by helping me adjust to college life away from home. I feel very blessed and do not want to let them down. So when practices are hard I just work harder and remember I have a lot of people pulling for me and supporting me every step of the way.

5. What would you like to accomplish during college sports career?

I want to start all four years in college. I want to make all-conference. I want to be a leader and team captain for my team. I want to be known as a team player and hard worker. Someone incoming freshman will look up to me when I am no longer a freshman.

 

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Sport: Basketball/ Volleyball

Position: Guard/ Forward (Basketball), Middle Blocker/ Outside Hitter (Volleyball)

Height: 5’10”

Class: 2012

School: La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla, CA

Maya Hood worked double duty this past week as in integral member of both the LJCD volleyball and basketball teams. Hood helped her volleyball team to a State Title as the Torreys swept Atherton Sacred Heart in the finals in San Jose. Hood then returned to La Jolla and was a major player for the Torrey basketball team in their own Sweet 16 Conference, taking out Los Angeles Winward for the Sweet 16 Title. Hood had a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds in the title game.

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Sport: Boys Volleyball Position: Setter Height: 6’4″ Class: 2010 School: Mt. Carmel High School San Diego, CA

Mount Carmel captain Connor Mortland was named the CIF San Diego Section Athlete of the Year for Boys Volleyball. Connor won three consecutive CIF San Diego Section Division II Championships with the Sun Devils and helped them advance to the Southern Section Finals this season, but Mount Carmel was ultimately defeated by Manhattan Beach Mira Costa. The Sun Devils finished 32-4 this season under the lead of the stand out setter. Connor will continue his volleyball career at NYU.
To view Connor’s complete SportsForce profile click here –http://www.sportsforceonline.com/athletes/CMortland

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Sport: Boys Volleyball Positions: Middle Back, Outside Hitter Height: 6’2″ Class: 2010 School: Hoover High School San Diego, CA

Senior Jorge Cabrera helped to lead the Cardinals to a conference win that put them in first place in the Central League. Jorge and the Cardinals defeated Clairemont 3-2, giving them a 9-0 record in their league. Jorge finished the night with 32 kills, 24 digs and 10 blocks. The Cardinals record stands at 15-2.
To view Jorge’s complete SportsForce profile click here – http://www.sportsforceonline.com/athletes/jcabrera

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