In GCA's ongoing efforts to help guide the student as much as possible during his/her time at GCA, this page contains links to information that should assist both the student-athlete and the parent during the college athletic recruiting process. Our hope is that it helps to answer some questions about playing sports in college.
- A student-athlete must take ownership of this process. The coach can only help/guide in this process.
- Learn about the recruiting process for your sport; official/unofficial visits, contacts, calls, Clearinghouse, etc...
- Academics play a key role in recruiting. A good transcript gives a student-athlete more options.
- The Learning Center will be very instrumental in this process.
- The more A’s & B’s the better.
- This “doing my best” mindset must begin in the student-athlete’s freshmen year.
- Know the eligibility requirements
- College Guidance will be very instrumental in this process.
- The weight room will be very instrumental in this process.
- Hudl/video, what a college coach evaluates, can be very instrumental in the process.
- Go to camps, combines, showcases, etc... The student-athlete must get himself seen. In most sports, the sooner the better. But understand, his profile – speed, quickness, skills, becomes what he does, not what he says he can do. Back to point 3.
- Remember that athletics do not define who/what you are. You are a child of God. Lean on God as you make this important decision.