How You Can Get Your Prospects to Talk
by Jeremy Tiers, Director of Admissions Services I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately on how to get prospective students to open up and why it’s such a challenge. Let me start by giving you the good news – If you take the information I’m about to give you today and apply it consistently, it’s no longer going to be such a monumental challenge! There are three big reasons why students in this next recruiting class either haven’t engaged with you yet or are giving you those standard one and two word answers.
How to Evaluate NCSA Prospects Online
With the Fall recruiting season fully underway, some coaches who are trying to ramp-up their use of technology in recruiting look at their competitors using NCSA and still wonder, “What’s the big deal?”
Simply put, there’s no other technology resource on the planet more complete when it comes to new prospect information for college coaches. That’s why so many coaches login to their free NCSA accounts weekly, because of a consistent flow of new incoming data.
The NCSA staff of former coaches and college athletes have assembled players’ key stats, video, academic and contact information in one place so coaches don’t have to search. That means coaches who use the database skip several steps at...
There’s an App for That
by Chelsea Cipriani, Front Rush With the world at our fingertips, there are many helpful apps that can make your life as a coach much easier. Everyone has their preference and a lot of apps perform a very similar task in a slightly different way. Below are a few situations you may run into as a coach, followed by an App that can help you remedy the situation. Situation 1: “You have arrived at your destination on the left,” says the GPS attached to the dash in an english accent. “Everyone off the bus, we are here!” Just kidding, we are actually at an old abandoned water tower. Nothing against the use of a GPS, but sometimes they can be outdated and...
13 Things Your Recruits Told Us That You Need to Know
by Jeremy Tiers, Director of Admissions Services When an admissions department brings us to campus to lead one of our popular training workshops, part of what we do is conduct extensive focus group research with their student body, specifically their freshmen. The questions we ask produce honest, valuable feedback on a number of different parts of the student recruitment process. Students have no problem singling out a specific counselor on a job well done, nor do they mince words about specific things their school’s admissions team needs to improve/change. Throughout the workshop I reference the survey results and compare them to what students at other colleges and universities nationwide tell us. In a nutshell, the college or university we’re working with discovers how this generation of student wants to be recruited...