Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Recruiting 101
Countdown: Should I Sign in November?
Share:   

Whether or not you decide to commit to a school during the early signing period (November 9-16, 2011) is a very personal decision, but there are some things that you should keep in mind before making that choice.

 

Official Visits

Have you taken all your official visits? You are entitled to take five officials - but no more than one per school. It's alright if you feel that you don't have five schools on your short list. On the other hand, taking one official visit and deciding to go to that college is not such a good idea. What do you have to compare it with?

You are going to spend the next four years on a college tennis team, so it needs to be a good fit. That means a lot of things:

  • Do you blend well with the players on the team?
  • Is the coach someone you can learn from?
  • Do you like the town where the school is located?
  • Does the size and setup of the university feel comfortable to you?

You are not going to know if any of those things are true without visiting. Make sure you take a minimum of two to three visits before you make a decision.

 

Acceptance Into School

It's time to be realistic about your academic standing. If you are a "straight A" student and breezed through the SATs, you have a good shot at an Ivy-league caliber school, but if you needed a tutor to pass bio and you are working on an incomplete in English, you shouldn't be looking at schools on the top of the academic ladder. There is a fit for just about everyone academically, and maybe you need some more time to find it.

Have a realistic conversation with the coach and the academic advisor of the university before you sign on the dotted line. They will more than likely be honest with you. If they tell you it's smooth sailing, that's great, but if you are told that you might not get into the school, hold off on the Letter of Intent until after you are accepted.

A school cannot hold you to the document if you don't get in, however, do you really want to go through telling your friends and family two months down the line that you aren't going there after all?

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 WEIL TENNIS ACADEMY
 
Weil Tennis Academy
 
For the past sixteen years in Ojai, California, the Weil Tennis Academy has steadily built a program whose focus is developing competitive players into Champions!
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS WAREHOUSE
4/18 Just in: Brand new @ATPWorldTour apparel for men! Shop now
4/16 Over 400 apparel items in our Happy Hour sale and nothing is over $20!!! Limited sizes available so stock up
4/16 For just $49.95 you get this great @babolat V Pro 2 shoes! Only during #TWHappyHour
4/16 This weeks #TWHappyHour deals include apparel for $20 or less, $49.95 @babolat shoe & more
 
 

Page updated on Friday, February 21, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections