• There are many processes that can be analyzed in today’s society. A process is a series of actions or steps taken to achieve an end, which basically means everything involves a process. The process I choose to define a work flow and ways to improve it was the recruiting process. With help from the athletic department I talked to both my football and baseball coach on their ways on recruiting high school athletes to come play sports for their collegiate teams
• After speaking to both and collectively putting both of their answers together I came to the solution that both coaches almost used the same techniques as I will explain coming up. I had a scale of six questions that I asked them and here is what I came up with. One, what do you use to attract athletes? Athletes now and days are attracted by glam so at Lincoln University we have a lot of new construction going on so we tend to show the athletes the new stadium and buildings around on campus. Two, how many people do you typically recruit. Yearly we really do not have a recruit limit but the more the better because it not always a guarantee that the guy/girl you want will commit and come to your school. Three, what is your academic standard. Our academic standard gets as low as a 2.7 for an athlete but typically we would rather have athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher because we know life is not always about sports, more than half of student athletes will go professional is something else rather than sports.
• . Four, what typically draws athletes away? Student athletes generally are drawn away by money situations, better offers, or just not filling at home at the school. Last but not least I had to find out the steps to recruiting an athlete.
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• After evaluating this process I realized that these steps are good but there is more information that a student athlete could use in his/her recruiting process that I think will be very helpful. These extra hints or steps you could use to help benefit the work flow. (Next Slide)
• . As a student athlete you have the most important role in this process therefore you have to:• • Determine how your sport will impact your goals for attending college.• • Decide level of commitment to the sport (level of program).• • Decide what college’s best meet your criteria and goals (academic, athletic and other).• • Send an athletic resume and a video tape to the schools that meet your criteria.• • Consult with your high school/club coach for information, input and advice on all aspects of the recruiting• process, including the sending of your athletic resume and a coaches evaluation.• • Obtain and submit all documents necessary for certification to the NCAA Clearinghouse via your high• school guidance office (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net)• • Consult with your guidance counselor or college advisor about:• 1) Your eligibility status (core courses, GPA, SAT requirements, ACT requirements, etc.,• 2) The academic appropriateness of your college choices, and• 3) The status of your transcripts & Clearinghouse release forms.• • Make sure transcripts (official or unofficial) with PSAT, SAT or ACT scores are sent to any college that is• actively recruiting you and/or makes an offer of an official visit.• • Take advantage of opportunities for exposure (camps, off-season leagues, tournaments, etc.) and work to• improve your fitness & strength level.• • Fill out and return questionnaires to appropriate schools.• • Decide which schools to visit.• • Consult with parents on the financing available for college. Submit financial aid documents, “pre-reads.”• • Complete the application process for all viable college choices.• • Keep grades up to maximize options for school choice
• • Be involved at every stage of the student’s decision-making.• • Become knowledgeable about the NCAA Clearinghouse procedures (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net) and the• NCAA recruiting rules and regulations (found in a brochure entitled NCAA Guide for the COLLEGEBOUND STUDENT- ATHLETE available in guidance offices AND online at www.ncaa.org).• • Work closely with the high school/club coach & the school’s guidance office.• • Meet with or talk to the college coaches that are recruiting your daughter/son in order to keep fully informed• about her/his status in the recruiting process and to get all of your questions answered.
• • Observe &/or evaluate information on prospective players.• • Contact athletes they decide to recruit.• • Make offers of official (expense paid) visits.• • Make arrangements for official and unofficial visits for recruits.• • Answer any and all questions about the institution and lacrosse program.• • If possible, let the recruit know where he/she stands in the admissions process.• • Let the athlete know where they stand in the recruiting process.• • Make scholarship offers.• • Follow all NCAA rules in the recruiting process.• • Make the recruit and parents aware of the rules and how the whole process works, especially the two• signing periods.
• Above are the steps that I feel as though could be added to some parts of the process flow of collegiate recruiting for a student athlete.• Although they may not be all the right steps but I feel as though if each person plays there role the process flow will be much easier to get accomplishment and not a headache.