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PWC RECRUITING

We have put together the following information and steps to help our wrestlers to compete at the next level!


WHERE DO I START?

 
  1. COMPLETE THE WRESTLING PROFILE TEMPLATE.  BE SURE TO UPDATE THIS AFTER EACH SEASON.

  2. MAINTAIN A 3.5 GPA OR BETTER.  MOST COLLEGES WILL AWARD YOU THE BEST PACKAGE WITH A 3.5 O R BETTER.  

  3. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE SAT AND ACT EXAMS EARLY.  IF YOU DON'T DO WELL ON AN EXAM YOU CAN RETAKE IT.  GO TO:  www.collegeboard.com THIS IS ALSO A GOOD SITE TO RESEARCH COLLEGES

  4. GO ON COLLEGE VISITS YOUR JUNIOR YEAR AND SENIOR YEAR.  IF YOU CAN, CONTACT THE COACH AND SPEND THE NIGHT SO YOU CAN GET A GOOD FEEL FOR CAMPUS, COACH, AND WRESTLERS

  5. REGISTER AT www.ncsasports.org  THIS IS A GREAT SITE TO RESEARCH COLLEGES THAT OFFER WRESTLING AT THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF COMPETITION.  THIS IS A FREE SITE UNLESS YOU WISH TO PAY FOR THEM TO RECRUIT YOU.  THIS SITE ALSO, ALLOWS YOU TO SEARCH FOR COLLEGES THAT OFFER YOUR MAJORS AS WELL.

  6. FILL OUT AS MANY COLLEGE RECRUITING QUESTIONNAIRES AS POSSIBLE BY GOING TO EACH COLLEGES WEBSITE AND COMPLETING THE RECRUITING QUESSTIONAIRE.  THE MORE YOU FILL OUT, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU WILL GET ON THIER RADAR.   EVEN IF YOU DON'T NECESSARILY SEE YOURSELF AT A SCHOOL, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO STILL GIVE THEM A FAIR SHAKE.  YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THERE WILL BE A COACHING CHANGE OR HOW A RELATIONSHIP YOU BUILD WITH A COACH MIGHT IMPACT YOUR FUTURE.  

  7. FOLLOW UP  YOUR RECRUITING QUESTIONAIRES BY SENDING YOUR PROFILE TO THE HEAD COACH AND ASSISTANT COACHES OF PROGRAMS.  ONCE AGAIN, SEND THESE OUT TO AS MANY COLLEGES AS  YOU CAN.  YOU NEVER KNOW. 

  8. OCT. 1 SENIOR YEAR FILL OUT THE FAFSA.  GO TO www.fafsa.org  MAKE SURE IT IS SENT TO YOUR TOP 10 SCHOOLS.  COACHES LIKE THIS INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL HELP THEM TO KNOW HOW MUCH TO OFFER YOU.

  9. IN THE FALL YOUR SENIOR YEAR YOU SHOULD APPLY TO COLLEGES.   ONCE AGAIN, I SUGGEST APPLYING TO NUMEROUS COLLEGES TO GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST OPPORTUNITY AT GETTING AS MUCH FINANCIAL HELP AS POSSIBLE.   MOST COACHES WILL GIVE YOU A CODE TO APPLY FREE IF YOU ASK.


WHAT DO COACHES WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
 

  • YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON AND DO YOU MAKE GOOD DECISIONS

  • YOU ARE COMMITTED TO CONTINUALLY  GETTING BETTER AND HAVE A PASSION FOR THE SPORT

  • YOU WORK HARD IN THE CLASSROOM.   WHAT IS  YOUR GPA? ACT? SAT?


RECRUITING GOLDEN NUGGETS
 

  • YOU ARE SELLING  YOURSELF IN THE RECRUITING PROCESS.  THE MORE MARKETABLE YOU ARE THE GREATER CHANCE OF GETTING MORE OF YOUR COLLEGE PAID FOR.  YOUR GRADES ARE HUGE!!!

  • A COLLEGE COACH RUNS SCHOLARSHIPS LIKE A BUSINESS.  IF HE THINKS HE CAN GET  YOU FOR LESS THEY WILL.  THIS IS WHY IT IS GOOD TO TRY TO GET MULTIPLE OFFERS TO HELP YOU NEGOTIATE THE BEST OFFER

  • BE UP FRONT AND HONEST WITH COACHES.  ASK HARD QUESTIONS.

WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING AT A COLLEGE
 

  • AM I A GOOD FIT?

  • DO I LIKE THE ATMOSPHERE?

  • DO THEY OFFER MY MAJORS?

  • WHAT PROGRAMS ARE IN PLACE TO HELP ATHLETES ACADEMICALLY?

  • HOW ARE WRESTLERS TREATED BY THE COACHES, TEACHERS, AND COLLEGE?

  • DOES THE COACH CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SUCCESS AS A PERSON AND WRESTLER?

  • WHAT IS THE DEPTH CHART?  WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?  WHAT WEIGHT ARE YOU BEING RECRUITED?

  • DOES THE TEAM HAVE GOOD COHESION?  TEAM BONDING ACTIVITIES?

  • DID YOU LIKE THE COACHES COACHING STYLE?

  • ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO FULFILL ALL OF YOUR ACADEMIC GOALS HERE?

  • WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?  CLASS SIZE?

  • WHERE ARE PAST WRESTLERS TODAY FROM THE PROGRAM?

  • ARE THERE OTHER ACTIVITIES IMPORTANT TO YOU?

  • CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF BEING HAPPY HERE THE NEXT FOUR YEARS?