Want to get recruited for college track and field? Start by developing your track and field game plan and getting evaluated by a third party like NCSA. Since college track and field coaches are extremely busy and don’t have huge travel budgets to evaluate potential recruits in person, they rely on track meet results and evaluations from trusted sources like NCSA to identify top men’s and women’s track and field athletes across the country. Be sure to include footage of you during track meets to help college track and field coaches recruit you based on your speed, technique, distance and/or height. Update your online profile with academic and athletic information to help college track and field coaches find you easily for a quick comparison with other track and field recruits. Be sure to provide easy and organized access to your race results, verified stats, transcripts, standardized test scores and highlight videos to make life easier for men’s and women’s track and field coaches to recruit you.
Track and field is all about running faster, throwing farther or jumping higher or longer than the competition. While your track meet statistics are key to getting recruited by D1, D2, D3 or NAIA track and field coaches, a high-quality highlight video can bolster your athletic resume and effectively display your technique. Your highlight video should feature footage of every event you compete in. Contact at least 25 realistic college track and field programs. To cast a wide net, begin with a large list of potential schools and give yourself plenty of options to choose from. Since most college track and field programs aren’t in Division 1, be open to D2, D3 and even NAIA schools. The bulk of college track and field teams compete at the Division II, Division III, NAIA or junior college level.
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