If water sports is your thing, water polo may be one you’ll enjoy. This is a sport played in a pool where two teams face off by passing a ball around and attempting to have it enter the opposing team's goal. The team with the most points at the end is the winner of the match. It’s very popular with schools that have pools. This has created a very competitive college water polo recruiting scene. Make sure you dive into this with a prepared mind. You’ll be dealing with a lot of coaches and negotiating. What we’ll be doing here is providing you with some great tips to keep in mind when looking for the right school.
Take the time out to visit the school. This will give you a better idea of what the campus is like, what the atmosphere is like, and what the people are like. Another great thing about a visit is getting the opportunity of possibly meet with the coach. Showing them you’re interested enough to the point you visit and giving a good first impression, will help you a lot. So if a school ever sends you an invitation, don’t ignore it. You can learn a lot from these visits. This can help make the college water polo recruiting process a lot easier.
Avoid ignoring any coach that reaches out. Keep an open mind to any school. The school you’re waiting for may not get back to you. So instead of ignoring offers from other schools it’s better to have a conversation going with them as well. Ask questions and let them know you’re interested. By the time you find out your dream school isn't responding it may be too late to go back to other offers. Who knows maybe after a few conversations and a visit, you may end up finding a new favorite school to attend. College water polo recruiting is difficult enough, it’s better not to limit your options.
A lot of times the coaches will want to meet with the student to get to know them better. The parents of course come along for these meetings. Unfortunately a lot of parents will take over the conversation, not allowing the student to speak for himself. This does not help you in your college water polo recruiting process. The coaches came out to speak to you not your parents. So let the parents come along but have them sit back and let you speak.
Remember that when coaches are out recruiting, they’re representing a school that means your skills in the sport is not the only thing they are considering. They need an athlete who can excel in water polo while maintaining a good GPA. The only way they can see if you can, is by looking at your high school career. Starting off high school with a high GPA and ending with one will show them your up to the challenge. Grades play a major role in the college water polo recruiting process.
Getting in contact with the right coaches can be difficult. Like we mentioned already, college water polo recruiting is a very competitive scene. Next Level Recruiting is here to make the process a lot easier on you. You can provide us with the information you’d like coaches across the country to see, and we’ll put you in contact with them. Sign up today to get started.REGISTER HERE