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February 19, 2011

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What are good questions to ask coaches?

Always prepare yourself with questions to ask before you call a coach or meet them face to face. This will help you learn more about a school and will encourage a relationship with the coach.

Dig deep - don't ask questions that you could easily find the answers to by looking at the college website. Use this opportunity to ask questions that you can only find answers to by speaking to the coach directly. Stick to asking 2-3 questions per email or phone conversation. Here are some examples of quality questions to ask a coach:

Academic/Admissions Questions:

  • What are your most popular majors?
  • What are the admission requirements for an athlete?
  • Do most of your players graduate in four years?
  • How would you like me to apply?

Athletic Questions:

  • What are the key positions you are looking to fill in the (your grad year) class?
  • Have I been evaluated by your coaching staff yet?
  • How many players are you recruiting at my position?
  • What type of player are you looking for at my position?
  • What is your recruiting timeline? When would you like your recruiting done for the class of (your grad year)?

Scholarship Questions:

  • How many scholarships do you still have available for the class of (your grad year)?
  • Am I under consideration for a scholarship?
  • What types of academic scholarships are available? What about other grants and aid?
  • Will I be eligible to receive more money next year?

College Life Questions:

  • Do teammates typically live together?
  • What is housing like on campus?
  • Do many student-athletes live on campus all 4 years?

About NCSA :
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