Think to yourself, what is the worst thing that you can imagine happening in the middle of your recruiting process?
If you answered getting injured, you’re wrong! Let me tell you why.
As a student athlete, you have a lot on your plate. Between going to school, training, taking care of things around the house, and maybe attempting to have a social life, things can get really busy. When your goal is to play sports at the collegiate level, it can feel like the end of the world when you sustain an injury. See the silver lining here: All that time that you could sit around feeling sorry for yourself is time you can spend creating relationships & getting exposure with college coaches!
Recruiting is not something that happens to you, it’s something you make happen. Take the time you’re not on the field or in the gym during your injury to make sure every piece of info you can is added to your profile. Do you have game or practice footage? Spend your weekend working on editing a highlight video! Do you only have 5 universities on your list of potential colleges? Take the time you’re not out for a run to research and add 5 more. Turn what may seem like a setback into an advantage- newly opened up time to send messages to coaches!
The truth is that nobody ever *wants* to get injured, but an injury is no reason to give up on your dreams. Time is perhaps the most limited resource for young athletes sprinting down the course of their high school careers, so when life gives you some extra time, put it to good use!
If you would like to chat about how best to talk to coaches about an injury, schedule a call with me and I’ll be happy to help you out!