10 Mistakes Parents Make to Foul Up the College Recruiting Process

10 Mistakes Parents Make to Foul Up the College Recruiting Process

Jeff Jaye is Director of iSoccerPath, the leading college education company for parents and players in the US. In his time as a parent and educator, the following 10 mistakes have been made repeatedly by parents as they and their children proceed with the college recruiting process:

  1. Fail to get an honest evaluation on son/daughter that includes Division and Conference recommendations at the beginning of every season from coach.
  1. Believe that it is the club’s responsibility to get their son/daughter into college.
  1. Listen to other parents ­­about what they should do.
  1. Think that waiting till 10th or 11th grade is right time to start the process.
  1. Assume athletic scholarship and Division 1 college roster spot is attainable and fail to cast a wide net to other divisions.
  1. Have the financial talk with their son/daughter early in process as to what type of schools they can afford to avoid acquiring student loan debt.
  1. Visit one college ID camp* year after year and do not send son/daughter to the ones that match evaluation that year.
  1. Contact coaches via email and in person directly instead of having son/daughter work that process.
  1. Believe that college ID camps are money makers only and have no value in the recruit process.
  1. Allow son/daughter to take first offer to “get it over with” instead of waiting and going through the process to find best fit.

* You can learn more about what a college ID camp is and how to best leverage camp attendance from iSoccerPath, leading college education company for parents and players in the US.

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