Sending a personalized email to a coach you'd like to play for is possibly the best step you can take to playing sports in college. Introduce yourself in a way that shows you know details about their program, and how your skills and work ethic will add something to that program. Following up with a phone call is a good idea too. There are rules that strictly regulate when coaches can call athletes, but you can initiate contact and call a coach at any time. Also, having an online athletic resumé is an important tool to highlight your athletic accomplishments and academic strengths.

Colleges and universities that offer sports are in one of several different athletic organizations. Each organization has different eligibility requirements, and those requirements are separate and in addition to those for basic admission to the school. Website links for the various organizations are below. Furthermore, when you create your account for one of our high school teams with Register My Athlete, you are given the option to be part of Next College Student Athlete, a networking system that helps to connect middle and high school student-athletes with college coaches.


Helpful Links to Get Recruited:

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) Home Page

NCSA Tips on Emailing Coaches (AthNet) Tips on Emailing Coaches

NCSA Tips on Phone Calls with College Coaches

AthNet Tips to Create a College Recruiting Resumé

NCSA Online Athletic Resumé

AthNet Information about Sport Scholarships


Links to College Athletic Organizations:



CCCAA: California Community Colleges

Current and Prospective Student Athletes