What is a Parent’s Role in the Recruiting Process?
The recruitment process can be a stressful time, having to choose where you will spend your next 4 years playing and studying in a different country. Naturally most young people will look towards their parents for advice and help on where to pick, which is great. We have listed what we both recommend and don’t recommend for parents during the recruitment process:
WHAT WE RECOMMEND:
- Firstly be truthful (academically, athletically, and socially) ·
- Speak to parents who already have a son or daughter playing collegiate golf and find out their experiences.
- Be in constant contact with your agency (if using one). Your agency are experienced and knowledgeable of the whole process and will be able to put your mind at ease
- Keep your son/daughter motivated on their academics throughout school. (Including their preparation for SAT).
WHAT WE DON’T RECOMMEND:
- When a coach calls your home they want to talk to your son/daughter. Don’t get involved in the phone call. A coach wants to know your child is mature enough to talk for their self.
- Don’t overstate your son/daughters golfing ability. This would result in a bad fit for them and not allow them to make the most of their college experience.
- Not seeking advice, the recruiting process is complicated and without the proper help it is hard to find the right fit for your son/daughter.
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