Many questions will, and should, come up throughout your recruiting process when considering an opportunity to participate in college sports. The bottom line in choosing a college is simple.... Choose a school that you would go to if you were not going to play sports!

Questions for Coaches:

  1. What kind of academic support does the college provide? Do you provide tutors?
  2. Do you provide academic counseling? If so, please explain your program.
  3. Do you have required study sessions? During off-season? During in-season?
  4. What percentage of your players graduate from your program?
  5. What has been your team GPA in the past?
  6. What is the team grade point average
  7. What are some of the majors of team players?
  8. What will it cost me to attend your college?
  9. What positions are you recruiting me for? At my position, what does the depth chart look like?
  10. How many incoming players are you recruiting for this position?
  11. Where do I stand on the recruiting list?
  12. How many assistant coaches are there and what are their previous experiences and responsibilities?
  13. Do you take a spring trip? If so, where? How many players will you take on your trip?
  14. Are there any limitations in your conference regarding roster limits for conference games?
  15. What is your policy regarding freshman participation?
  16. What has been the success of your program over the past several years?
  17. What is your league policy regarding placement of players in summer collegiate leagues?
  18. How many of your former players have had the opportunity to play professional baseball?
  19. Do you travel by bus, van, or airplane?
  20. How many hours do you practice?
  21. Do you have indoor as well as outdoor facilities?
  22. Does your college have a drug testing program?
  23. What are my scholarship opportunities?
  24. Is my scholarship guaranteed for four years? If not, how is it renewed?
  25. If I am offered a scholarship from your school, what percentage of room, board, and tuition and fees will it cover?
  26. What happens if I'm injured and cannot play the rest of the year?
  27. What are your red-shirt procedures? Will I be red-shirted in my freshman year?
  28. Does the scholarship cover summer school?
  29. Will the scholarship cover a fifth year if necessary?
  30. If I come as a walk-on, do I have a chance to earn a scholarship based on performance?

Your chance of playing professional sports is very slim. Go to college to get an education, meet lifetime friends, compete in your given sport & have fun! When the final whistle blows and you're 21 years old and out of college, what you will have is experience, memories and a college degree. Don't make the mistake of selecting a college only because they are the only school that offered you a scholarship.