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Best Outfit for Signing Day


The peak of your recruiting process is signing with a school, which many recruits do on National Signing Day. If you decide to capture this moment on camera, the big question is: "What are you going to wear?"

June 19, 2020

Athletics Are Not Expendable, if Education is Our Goal


Dr. Michael Rocque (associate professor at Bates College, Maine) makes a strong case as to why universities should not cut down on athletic programs, related or unrelated to Covid-19.

June 12, 2020

4 Reasons "Corona" Affects Getting Recruited


With universities looking at their cost structure (athletics expenses included), scholarship budgets are under scrutiny and athletic programs have been cut. Understand what's going on, so you can plan your recruiting process better.

May 22, 2020

How To Contact College Coaches | Smarthlete


Getting recruited involves a lot of communication. You reaching out to coaches, coaches responding and following-up! 4 clear rules to make your life somewhat easier.

May 01, 2020

Should I Take The TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition?


SAT or ACT don't offer testing-at-home opportunities in uncertain Covid-19 times like these. TOEFL does. Use it, but do understand what kind of technical set-up you need before registering!

March 20, 2020

Does The Coronavirus Affect My Recruiting Process?


Corona doesn't go unnoticed in the recruiting world either - our take on the situation and what you should do with regards to your recruiting process.

February 21, 2020

5 Academic Tests You Need To Know About To Get Recruited in 2020


Nobody gets recruited without reading up on this topic at least once during the college recruiting process. SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, DUOLINGO - which tests make most sense for you and why?

January 24, 2020

College Sports: National Championships 2020


When are the National Championships set to take place in 2020? This edition of the Friday Scholarship Guide covers Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Tennis and Volleyball

November 22, 2019

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.