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You're hearing back from multiple schools... now what?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

It can be fun and exciting as you begin to hear back from various schools after sending out your information and profile. But now what?

The ability to communicate effectively will definitely aid your family in this process. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin to hear back from coaches:

  • Reply to every e-mail with a personal response. This includes camp e-mails. It doesn't take more than 5-10 minutes to construct a quick e-mail.

  • Responses don't have to be long and flowery. In fact, being succinct in your e-mail communication is way more effective.

  • Ask a couple of questions to get dialogue started. Without questions, you run the risk of not getting an additional response back from the coach.

  • Is this school a real option? When you hear back from a coach, it’s your job to do some digging on the school to get more information. But again, don’t just quickly eliminate a school based on inconsequential items. 

  • Keep some kind of organizational tool to help track your communication. For many schools, the timing may not be right initially - so it’s up to you to follow up on certain dates.

  • After the coach expresses interest, figure out the best way to perform in front of him. That may mean you going to the coach or it may mean the coach coming to watch you. Each situation will be different.

The family that can e-mail effectively has an advantage in the recruiting process. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to be extremely time consuming. But, you do have to have a purpose in mind.

For more information about the College Athlete Advantage Recruiting Program please call Mike Orchard @ 407-489-7509 or email:

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