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2017-18 Division I and II Recruiting Calendars

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College prospects and their parents need to learn as much about the recruiting process.  AASR gets student-athletes and parents prepared for the recruiting process by educating them on important and current recruiting regulations that affect them.  

AASR helps college prospects by providing access of their FREE MyScoutingReport profile to college coaches nationwide.  AASR's College Matching Program is for college prospects that need more targeted marketing and to improve their current recruiting results to better meet their recruiting goals. 

  TOP 5 RECRUITING THINGS TO DO


1. Develop a recruiting plan and get evaluated by a third party.

What are you currently doing to get evaluated for college scholarships?  What results has your current plan produced?  If you are not currently being contacted by college coaches at least once per week, then you are not being actively recruited.   

You need to be evaluated by as many college coaches nationwide as possible to maximize your scholarship opportunities and securing a college roster spot immediately!  Attending several camps and showcases also increases your evaluation exposure to coaches.


 2. Create your FREE MyScoutingReport NOW! 

Online profiles are the fastest way for college coaches to evaluate a prospects academic qualifications, athletic attributes, highlight videos, review tournament schedules, news articles and how to contact you.   Create your FREE MyScoutingReport immediately for scholarship evaluation by college coaches nationwide!

 

3. Take charge of your game, highlight, or skills video!

DO NOT wait around for someone else to burn game DVD's or edit a highlight video for you!  Take control of your recruiting process by taking action each day until your video(s) are complete and accessible by college coaches.   


4. Be realistic about your projected college level. 

Too many college prospects get focused on playing ONLY for major NCAA Division I programs, that they miss out on opportunities to play at a lower level and possibly on a scholarship.  


5. DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF! 

Time and again college prospects limit themselves to only wanting to play at a certain level, local area, in-state, U.S. region or certain conferences.  The fact of the matter is that college coaches get to choose which players they want on their roster and which to offer scholarships to.  It's not the players or parents that choose...once again, it's the college coaches.  By limiting yourself to only certain areas for recruitment, you can bet your life that there will be some college coach around the country that could use a student-athlete like you!      

MEN'S GOLF FAQ

1. When do coaches start recruiting for golf?

Coaches will be traveling to big national golf tournaments and start recruiting Freshmen year of high school.


2. What can I do off the golf course to become better?

Focus on weight and flexibility training. Training programs should include muscle toning, core strength, Pilates and yoga.


3. What are my collegiate opportunities like to play golf? 

Most programs are in the warmer climate regions where you can play year round: southeast and southwest.


4. How many scholarships are usually offered for golf? 

Scholarship distribution depends on the academic institution. At the Division I level, the limit is 4.5 scholarships. Sometimes the program doesn’t offer all 4.5, it could be fewer or none at all. Check with each program.


5. How important is it to play golf year round?

It is very important to play in national tournaments with big name golfers year round. It helps with your exposure and develops your skills playing in a highly competitive tournament.

             WHAT ARE COLLEGE GOLF COACHES LOOKING FOR?




NCAA DINCAA DIINCAA DIII/NAIANJCAA
Driving Distance270+ yards260+ yards260+ yards250+ yards
Putts Per RoundUnder 30Under 32Under 34Under 34
Scrambling50%45%40%35%

 

Tier 1 Golfer

Stats:

  • Handicap: Scratch or better, 18 Hole Average: 72 or under

Coaches Keys:

On average, men’s golfers that have moved on to compete at the next level had a handicap of (1), an 18-hole average of (72.5), and a grade point average of (3.37). These student-athletes also competed in national tournaments such as AJGA, FCWT, and USGA, along with state and local tournaments.

 

 

Tier 2 Golfer

Stats: 

  • Handicap: Equal to or < 1, 18 Hole Average: 73 or under

 

 

Tier 3 Golfer

Stats:

  • Handicap: Equal to or < 2, 18 Hole Average: 74 or under

Coaches Keys:

Some DII coaches require DI standards. Some NAIA coaches require DI standards

 

 

Tier 4 Golfer

Stats: 

  • Handicap: Equal to or < 3, 18 Hole Average: 75 or under

Coaches Keys:

Some DIII coaches require DI standards. Some NAIA coaches require DI standards

MEN'S GOLF RECRUITING CALENDAR


Gaining exposure at tournaments starting your Freshmen year and reaching out to coaches early will help you get on the roster. Start with sending letters, build relationships and make the highlight tapes. Just like preparing for a golf tournament, consider all your strategies- consider region, program and relationship with the coach.

 

Freshmen Year

  • Research 2-3 schools per week
  • Create a list of prospective schools consider both athletics and academics
  • Attend camps with the goals of honing your skills and to gain exposure 


Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and on the field
  • DI and DII coaches can’t personally contact you until Junior Year  
  • DIII and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime
  • Important to do be familiar with the school both athletically and academically

 

Sophomore Year

  • Continue to research prospective schools and make unofficial visits
  • Join summer tournaments and send schedules to coaches
  • Fill out questionnaires 


Junior Year

  • Make highlights film
  • Ask coaches where you stand on their recruits list
  • Participate in tournaments and send your schedule to coaches
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Respond to EVERY coach
  • Make unofficial visits to schools
  • Narrow down your prospective schools list

 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • DI and DII coaches will start calling this summer
  • July 1st DI coaches can start calling you once per week and schedule off campus visits
  • September 1st is the first day that DI and DII coaches can send your personalized letters and emails
  • Contact coaches at least once a week
  • If you haven’t heard from DI coaches, start reaching out to DII, DIII, NAIA programs

 

Senior Year

  • Make official visits – only allowed 5
  • Follow-up with coaches and respond in a TIMELY manner
  • Narrow down your top list schools
  • Apply to the schools- applications
  • Apply for Financial aid - FAFSA.gov.edu starting Jan. 1st
  • Sign and Commit to a school and program (Signing starts in April, last day is August 1st)
  • Find out the summer workout schedule
  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime 

                                           MEN'S GOLF SCHOLARSHIPS


                    Programs     Scholarships

NCAA I:            294                  4.5

NCAA II:           200                  3.6 

NCAA III:          277                     0      

NAIA:               175                     5

NJCAA:           241                     8

TOTAL:         1187                 


NCAA III do not offer athletic scholarships, but offer academic scholarships and financial aid.  

                                   FILMING YOUR GOLF VIDEO


How to Film:

  • Frame the shot so that the flag is in the shot as well as yourself, as you want to include the trajectory of the ball in addition to the player.
  • Film from the side, framing yourself in the camera.
  • Also film from the back to track the flight of the ball.
  • Coaches want to see your mechanics as well as the distance of your shot.

Specific Inclusions:

  • Driving
  1. Show 10-15 reps of your tee shot.
  2. Approach shots should be taken from 100 to 180 yards out from the green.  Include a variety of distances.
  3. Show 10 reps of shots from the fairway in a variety of situations
  4. Include 1 or 2 shots from the rough
  5. Include 1 or 2 shots out of the sand
  • Putting
  1. Show 10-15 reps form the green.
  • Clubs
  1. Driver, Putters, Wedges (sand, lob, gap), Woods (3,5), Irons (5,8,9, pitching).