In this part we wrap up the question of “What should the role of the HS coach be in the recruiting process?” Alan shares his thoughts and my thoughts will follow his. My comments are italicized. [Read more…]
The topic in this installment is simply, “What should the role of the HS coach be in the recruiting process?” Alan shares his thoughts and my thoughts will follow his. My comments are italicized.
One of the questions that came up in the comments on previous installments in this series concerns the role of the high school coach in the process. Seeing that a lot of the traffic both on Jay’s web site and on my own comes from high school coaches, this topic seems especially important to address.
This series of articles had its beginnings in my frustrations with the college recruiting process. And, some of those frustrations center around this very topic. I do not seem to have landed yet on a highly effective strategy for helping athletes through this process. [Read more…]
In this installment, we try to put some closure on the issue of the amount of athletic scholarship awards for track and field/cross country. If we haven’t answered your particular question, either write you comment below or on Alan’s site, and we’ll try to offer what insight or opinions we might have. Please be patient with us, though, as neither of us enjoy unlimited amounts of discretionary time. [Read more…]
Few issues for the college-bound student-athlete and his or her parents generate as much interest and angst as the amount of the scholarship offered. In this installment of the series, Alan Versaw leads off with a high school coach’s perspective and Jay Johnson responds from the point of view of the college recruiting coordinator. [Read more…]
In this feature, Alan Versaw, girls and boys coach of The Classical Acadamy in Colorado Springs and editor of co.milesplit.us and I exchange information and perspectives on the college track and field/cross country recruiting process. The “give and take” will continue over the next few weeks as we seek to make the process both more productive and more transparent for all concerned. [Read more…]