Recruiting 101: How To Get Traction With Your Emails To College Coaches
Jan 25, 2018
There is nothing worse in recruiting than finally getting your daughter to sit down and write emails to college coaches only to have those emails ignored.
Recruiting 101: Do Specialists Get Recruited To College?
Dec 21, 2017
In the sport of gymnastics, you automatically think of the gymnast as doing all-around. Competing on four events is typically the desire of the young gymnast and this is often what they work for throughout their club career.
Recruiting 101: How To Maximize Winter 1-Day College Clinics
Dec 7, 2017
With the new Division I gymnastics ruling last August, some college coaches are now adding creative ways to connect with potential recruits. The new rule states that potential student-athletes can no longer talk with college coaches or athletic staff on college campuses until their junior year of high school.
Recruiting 101: What College Coaches Look For Other Than Gymnastics
Nov 23, 2017
By Kristina Comforte
Recruiting 101: 10 Things Not To Do When Communicating With A College Coach
Nov 16, 2017
Being perfect is not what is expected when you interact with college coaches, but there are some things you may want to avoid:
Recruiting 101: Taking Off The 'Mommy Blinders' In The Recruiting Process
Nov 2, 2017
I am a mom of three grown children and grandmother to four. Every parent will tell you about their child and how amazing they are if you give them a few minutes. I am not exactly sure what comes over us as moms, but I am here to say that I am guilty!
Recruiting 101: What It's Like Being An NCAA Head Coach
Oct 26, 2017
I thought it would be fun to write about my own experience going from being an assistant coach for 14 years to becoming a head coach for six years. My guess is you will be surprised by some of the responsibilities of the head coach. Often, most head coaches have similar roles, but it can be very different depending on the sport and the personality as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
Recruiting 101: Staying Positive When Your Friends Are Getting Recruited
Oct 12, 2017
When it seems like everyone else is getting recruited but you haven't found your "spot" yet, here are some tips for staying positive:
Recruiting 101: How To Prepare And Market Videos Of Your Gymnastics
Sep 28, 2017
One of the best ways to show the college coaches who you are and what you are capable of is in your video footage. It is important to include what is helpful and not harmful to you being recruited. Keep in mind the college coach is on a tight schedule. Your footage needs to be organized well labeled.
Recruiting 101: Do College Coaches Recruit A Specific Body Type?
Aug 24, 2017
This can be a very touchy topic, but I am happy to say that I do NOT believe the majority of college gymnastics coaches choose one body type. College coaches are looking for the recruit that is "fit." The definition of fitness is "the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task."
Recruiting 101: What I Learned While Being The Chaperone To The Fierce Five
Aug 3, 2017
It was five years ago when I boarded a bus for three months with the "Fierce Five." I was hired to be the chaperone to these amazing Olympians on the Kellogg's Tour Of Champions. I have to say it was one of the best experiences of my life. As I reflect back, I can see so many things that can be applied to the college recruiting process.
Friday Morning Report: Summer Season Approaches For U.S. Elites
Jul 21, 2017
As the summer continues, there is a lot to be excited about in the gymnastics world. Elites are gearing up for the U.S. Classic next weekend in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, club athletes are working hard on summer upgrades, and the NCAA coaching shuffle is still underway.