Whether you chalk it up to old habits dying hard, or no budget to upgrade to a fancy new web-based recruiting management program, coaches all over the country still use Excel spreadsheets to track prospects.
The good news? You can still easily integrate your use of Excel with some of the newer technology tools out there!
“We received over 1000 survey results from college coaches, and a large majority of them wanted the ability to integrate NCSA Athletic Recruiting with either Excel, or whatever their contact management system was”, said Ryan Newman, College Relations Coordinator.
“Little did they know, they already have this ability, and we’ve now made the integration better than ever—anything bit of information on a recruit you would need can instantaneously be transferred from NCSA right to Excel.”
Not only is NCSA Athletic Recruiting compatible with commonly used programs like Excel, but fully integrated with Front Rush, which the majority of coaches seem to now use to manage their recruiting databases. If you have a Front Rush account you can simply click the “Add to Front Rush Button” after evaluating any NCSA prospect online through your free coach account most programs have set-up.
“We find a lot of coaches have utilized Front Rush for their contact management”, said Newman. “The way I see it, NCSA is the best way to search, evaluate, and find potential recruits. At that point it is up to college coaches to actually contact with the kid, get him on campus, and so on. That’s where Front Rush comes in, and having the ability to mesh both resources, has really streamlined the process for college coaches.”
Learn how to export data from NCSA to Excel, AND learn how to import excel data into your NCSA Recruiting Board in this short video clip: How to Export and Import to Excel