2. Write some letters: This can be anything from a actual written letter or an up to date email. For
coaches email addresses you can just go to the schools athletic site and look up the coaches name on the staff directory.
The first letter should pretty much be something like who you are, what you do, a few stats, and that your interested
in speaking to someone in the athletic department.Most coaches will reply back while some are jerks and just ignore
it so its 50/50.
P.s: Theres plenty of books on what to write in a recruiting letter that you can just get at a library. I'll
probably put a few examples at the bottom of this page. Also don't make the first letter too long. Its pretty much just
to get their notice and show your interest.
3. Game Tape: Hopefully after your letter phase the coach has shown some interest. At this point usually
they'll ask for some kind of tape. What they don't say is they would perfer a normal game tape and not some highlight
film. A highlight film is good but only after they see a normal game. Obviously since its a highlight film your not really
going to show what your bad at or your mistakes and that what most coaches want to see so they know what they'd be working
P.S: Don't just pick a game that you won in and had 40 points but nothing else. Show alittle versatility even if
its in a loss. Most coaches would rather see a player with a triple double compared to someone setting the town scoring record
and not working at the other end.
4. Visits: These can go either way but both are a really good sign. A coach can either invite you to
one of their games so you can see them play and talk alittle after or and more usually he'll ask for your game schedule so
him or his assistant can come scout you. While most go the wrong way by inviting them to games its crappy teams, its usually
better to invite them to ones where you'll have to work. One reason is, if its against a team you always blow out, you dont
have to do or show as much plus you tend to get alittle lazy. If kobe played your high school team right now, would it look
like he was goin 100%? Secondly if you just destroy this team, it might make the coach think you won't be able to play on
the college level since you only play weak competition.
P,S: The easiest way is inviting the coach to a game against a rival school. That way your def gonna be motivated and
the effort will be there. Also even if they don't ask to come watch you play, you can still ask to come see them because its
still showing interest and you may just wow him with your personality and get lucky.