Special from Scholarship For Athletes
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Ross Greenstein of Scholarship for Athletes talks to Brian Fleishman, head coach of women's tennis at the University of Wisconsin. Fleishman notes the importance of being respectful and observant on official visits to universities.
Questions and Answers
Scholarship For Athletes (SFA): At SFA, we try to explain to our clients that the recruiting process is like being on three year job interview; is that how you view the recruiting process?
Brian Fleishman, Head Coach at Wisconsin
courtesy, Wisconsin Athletics
Brian Fleishman (BF): The process is like a long interview. You need to impress the coaches with your athletic ability, your grades and your leadership skills.
SFA: What advice do you have for the parents of high school student athletes about the recruiting process?
BF: Make sure the student athlete is the front person in the process. If I get letters, emails or phone calls from the parents, I am less likely to respond!
SFA: Assuming that they have the academics and tennis level to attend your school, when should junior players begin to contact you or send you their resume?
BF: I like to see players contact me as soon as possible so I can put them on my radar. This allows me time to do research and evaluate their style of play.