For many athletes, talking to a college coach can be intimidating. Athletes do not want to hurt their chances at a scholarship, and some coaches may ask difficult questions. Be prepared before you have a conversation with a coach. Write down some questions to ask and be prepared to answer any questions he or she might have. Here are some common questions a college coach might ask:
What are your strengths as a player?
What are your weaknesses as a player?
How are you working on your weaknesses?
What are your goals this season?
What other colleges are recruiting you?
Do you think you are capable of playing at our level?
Why would you be a good fit for our team?
Be yourself on the phone, be relaxed, and be confident. Coaches want to get a feel for your personality, who you are, and what kind of person you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to start building a relationship, and find out if he or she is someone you want to play for. This is no time to be boastful, but you certainly don’t want to sell yourself short!
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