College Recruiting – Recruiting Questions for College Coaches

RECRUITING QUESTIONS FOR COLLEGE COACHES

ACADEMIC/ADMISSIONS

What are your most popular majors?
Are there any majors that are most popular with athletes?
Will my specific major interfere with my athletic schedule?
What are the admission requirements for an athlete?
Is there anything I should work on to improve in order to be accepted to your school?
Does your program have a full-time academic advisor?
Are there team study halls?
Do most of your players graduate in four years (graduation % rate in 4 years)?
Can the application fee be waived for athletes?
Should I apply online or what would you suggest?
Do you recommend an admissions interview?

ATHLETIC

What are the key positions you’re looking to fill in the 20XX incoming class?
Have I been evaluated by your coaching staff? What’s their feedback?
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 2013?
What is your coaching style/philosophy?
What advantages are there for student-athletes, in comparison to the regular student body?
How many or what percentage of athletes make your team as a walk-on?
What type of off-season activities are expected?
Am I allowed to participate in other sports?
Do you intend to invite me for an official visit?
What is the “day in the life” for a team member of your team during the season? During the off-season?
What goals do you have for you team during the next 4-5 years?
Are student-athletes allowed to be in a fraternity/sorority?

SCHOLARSHIP

How many scholarships do you still have available for my Class (of 20XX)?
Are you considering me for a scholarship?
What determines if a scholarship is renewed?
What type of academic scholarships are available? What about other grants and aid?
Do I have to apply before a scholarship can be offered?
What happens if I’m injured?
Will I be eligible to receive more money next year?

COLLEGE LIFE

Are your players close with each other outside of training and matches?
Do teammates typically live together?
What is housing like on campus?
Do many student-athletes live on campus all four years?
Is it realistic to work part time, study and play a sport?
What are the biggest challenges for a student-athlete at your school?
What type of orientation program is offered for incoming freshmen?

QUESTIONS A COACH MIGHT ASK A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE:

How are you doing in school?
What is your favorite subject? Least favorite subject?
What about our school interests you?
What are you looking for in a school?
What other schools are recruiting you?
Have you visited our campus?
Do you plan to visit?
What is your biggest strength as a player?
What is your biggest weakness as a player?
What do you want to major in?
What is your upcoming schedule?