Parent Frustrations During the Student Recruitment Process
by Jeremy Tiers, Director of Admissions Services Last week at the NACAC National Conference, I made it a point to connect with a lot of high school counselors. I got their thoughts on a number of topics including the level of value that both they and their students perceive high school visits by college admissions counselors to hold. That’s not the focus of my article today, but if you really want to know what they told me, all you have to do is reach out and ask. Instead, I want to talk with you about frustration. Many of those same high school counselors expressed to me that now, more than ever, they’re hearing from parents who are frustrated with the student recruitment process as a whole…namely the fact that many...
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...