Once you have narrowed down your list of potential schools it is important to go and visit them. Visiting a college campus is a very important part of the recruiting process. It will help give you a good sense of what campus life is like at the school. It will shed some light on the atmosphere academically and athletically.
- Making unofficial visits expresses to the coach your sincere interest in their program.
- If you think you may like a certain school, visit it - don't hold out for an official visit. You may not be offered one.
- Don't wait for the coach to invite you. Take the initiative.
- Unofficial visits are at your own expense
- You may visit a school as often as you like
- You may visit as many schools as you like
- It is best to make these visits in your Sophomore Year (Gr. 10) – top recruits may have to start sooner
- Call the college coach to get a tour and a meeting set up
- Official visits are paid for by the college
- Official visits can not occur until after classes begin in your Sr. year
- The visit can last no longer than 48 hours
- Division I prospects are allowed up to five official visits - no more than one per school
- Division II or III prospects have no limits on number of official visits - no more than one per school
- Communicate with the coach to try and set up these visits