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Friday Scholarship Guide

The "Getting-Recruited-To-Your-Dream-College" Formula


Finding your dream university to play college sports depends on a lot of different factors: 6 factors, which all have to do with your level, your budget and most importantly: your goals in life. Get as close as possible to 100% in each of these 6 dimensions and you nailed it.

September 27, 2019

5 Reasons You Need Support With The Recruiting Process


Almost all athletes run into some sort of issues during their recruiting process. With the right level of support, you are usually able to deal with it just fine. This Friday Scholarship Guide is about why you should get support early on.

September 06, 2019

100th "Friday Scholarship Guide" Blog Post | Smarthlete


5 years - 100 blog articles. College sports. The recruiting process. Scholarships. Find out which articles have engaged our readership the most. Find out what the next 100 articles will be about.

July 12, 2019

Women's College Soccer | Stepping Stone For Going Pro


Do you need some more convincing that women's college soccer is the perfect environment for young athletes dreaming of going pro? Let's look at the rosters of the countries, which participated in the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup.

June 07, 2019

Make A College Soccer Recruiting Video


A well-done college soccer recruiting video is one of the single most important elements of your recruiting profile. Sometimes, it's all coaches go by. Get it done the right way from the start!

May 10, 2019

Why Go On An Official Visit Before Committing?


Getting prepared to start talking to coaches is exciting. Talking to coaches even more so. And going on an official or unofficial visit is probably the most exciting element of your recruiting process.

March 29, 2019

European College Tennis Showase 2019


Part of your recruiting process could be participating in a Showcase somewhere in the world: Europe in July 2019 for example.

March 08, 2019

Number of Scholarships in College Volleyball


Getting recruited by a college volleyball team is an exciting process, impacted by the maximum available scholarship budget.

February 08, 2019

Strong Enough to Play College Tennis?


Did 10 coaches reach out, trying to recruit you? Not going to happen unless you are leading the rankings in your state/country.

January 18, 2019

The Team Captain In College Sports


Team captain - every college team has one. What makes you an ideal captain & what is expected of you?

October 18, 2018

Number of Scholarships in College Swimming & Diving


About to get recruited by a NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA school? What's the difference in terms of available scholarship money? Not every team has the same amount of scholarship budget available - let's have a look at why that's the case!

September 27, 2018

The One Question Not To Ask A College Coach


Curious? You better be, as there are quite a few things you can do wrong in the process of building a relationship with coaches.

September 13, 2018

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Funding


Many people think coaches always have the maximum number of scholarships available - or that coaches have the same amount of money available, which makes for a level playing field. But did you know that's not the reality and not all college sports programs dispose of the maximum budget? Some coaches work with the limitation of being partially funded and other coaches with no available athletic scholarship budget at all.

August 16, 2018

3 Reasons Starting Early is Key in Getting Recruited


The moment when somebody commits to an athletic program at college can vary widely. But there is a massive upside of getting things done rather earlier than later.

June 14, 2018

Number of Scholarships in College Soccer


All the talk about full-ride scholarships, partial scholarship or walk-ons. How does all of this actually work? How much scholarship money does a coach have to give to players? What does a scholarship cover and how are the various divisions different from each other?