FBS - FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION (formerly Division I-A)

FCS - FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION (formerly Division I-AA)

DIVISION II (Local)

 

- Click on a school in this list that may interest you
- Find their official school site link at the bottom of the right hand column and click on that link
- Once at the university official site, go to Athletics and click on that link
- Under Athletics, find the link for Administrative Staff
- HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL OF THE COACHING EMAIL ADDRESSES

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF RECRUITING
by Todd Helmick for the Cumberland Times-News
LINK: The Ten Commandments of Recruiting

LINK: Everything you wanted to know about recruiting. Every athlete should read this. (pdf file)

LINK: What grades do I need to be eligible?

LINK: Are you cleared to play college football (NCAA Clearinghouse)?

LINK: Official and Unofficial Visits to campus, what colleges will pay for

LINK: How much will it cost to attend these schools

LINK: Search for any college in the U.S. to see how much it costs and anything you want to know about that school

Using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to get recruited - use these tools
The Dangers of social media if not done right

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
File early to maximize your student aid eligibility.
LINK: http://www.fafsa.com/

IMPORTANT TIDBITS (From the NCSA Recruiting site)
- 10 Questions to Expect From a College Coach
- College Coach “Turn Offs” to Avoid
- VERY IMPORTANT: How to prepare for your summer football camp
- I can contact a coach anytime, but when can a college coach contact me?
- How to communicate with a coach

 

DON'T BE AFRAID TO CALL COLLEGE COACHES! THEY LOVE TO TALK WITH RECRUITS!
Waiting to connect with a coach might be the biggest mistake a young student-athlete can make! Division I and II coaches are prohibited from calling underclassmen, but student-athletes who are smart enough to initiate contact with the coach can start the recruitment process well before their junior year. If a student-athlete calls any coach, regardless of the coach’s division, the coach can accept the call or return the message and talk to the prospect at any time. As well, college coaches can send the student-athlete a letter and questionnaire any time, even in grade school, in some cases. Those letters might ask the athlete to call the coach if the student has any questions regarding the university. This is the green light for the student-athlete to initiate a phone call! These letters, however, do not necessarily indicate real interest.

Remember: Mail is just the initial stage; recruitment occurs when a student and coach talk, build a relationship, meet personally, and schedule an evaluation. Do not confuse the two.