Prospectsites.com – What You Should Include in Your Athlete Profile

The Athlete Profile

Preparing to be recruited by college coaches is a very important task.  It is extremely important to you include enough information for a college coach to become interested and then ask you to take the next step – a college visit.

So, we will talk about what you need to include in your athlete profile in this article.

The Basics

  • Profile picture
  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • High School
  • Height
  • Weight

Academic Achievements

  • GPA
  • Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Include any other activities that you are participating in including:

  • Student Government
  • National Honor Society
  • Your Church
  • Other Community Involvement

Your Story

I highly recommend that you write a brief but informational life story about yourself.  The story should be about you as an athlete, a student and an individual.  Write what sets you apart in all three areas.  Write confidently but not selfishly.  Remember, you are a team player but it is important to tell the story of how hard you have worked and applied yourself

Pictures

Include multiple pictures of yourself in action and making great plays.  Find those photos that show off your physical abilities

Videos

This is hugely important – maybe the most important thing when it comes to recruiting.  Put together a 3 – 4 minute video of your accomplishments athletically so a coach can see you at “game speed.”  We can help you or there are many other options.  Or, you can do it yourself.  We have a whole article dedicated to the subject by clicking here:

http://prospectsites.com/advice-on-creating-your-own-sports-highlight-video/

References

Also a big deal.  Get your references lined up and committed to help you.  And, make sure these are people who are going to be recognized by a college coach.  Your high school coaches, teachers, summer coaches, etc. are excellent references to pull together.  Of course, if you know an alumni from the school you are interested, another great source of support.

Contact Information

Make it easy for coaches to get in touch with you.  We have a contact page on our websites which make it very easy for a coach to get in touch.

As always, we are here to help.  Take a tour of some of our athlete profiles so you can see some of the great work our prospects have done to showcase themselves.

Call on us anytime.  Have a great balance of the summer!

John