Finding the Right Fit
Find the right fit in colleges is one of the most important aspects of your college recruiting process. Keep reading below to learn more.
Find the Right College Fit
Finding the Right Fit Includes:
Spirituality, Faith and Religion – does the Coach, program and school fit within your spiritual, religious, moral code or overall value system? This is important, especially for someone who’s coming from a religious or faith-based home. If you’re constantly around people who don’t fit your values then you will struggle to fit in and be happy.
Academically – does the school offer the major(s) you’re interested in pursuing? And does the school have a strong reputation among employers in your field? Do you get the feeling that the Coach pushes academics? What’s the team gpa? Anything below a 3.0 is probably a red flag.
Socially – do you “jive” with the other girls on the team? Do you connect with the Coaching staff? College athletics is nearly a full-time job. And for better or worse you’ll be spending a lot of time with the Coaches and especially the girls on your time. At a minimum, you better be able to sit in the same room with them for a couple of hours.
Geographically – how far away from home are you comfortable going? That first year away is tough. Don’t discount how important distance is being away from your family. So kids do great being 7+ hours away. Others need to be able to get home within 5 hours or so. And then there are other that want to be able to get home in about 2-3 hours. Give this sincere, honest thought before making any decisions.
Athletically – unless you’re a major D1 player with real aspirations of playing professionally, the type of offense or defense a team runs should really be the least important factor when selecting a school. And if it happens to be the case that UCONN is offering you as a Sophomore, then you’re really set anyway. This factor should be at the bottom of your list of importance. *Here’s a side note: if it’s really important to you that a team plays a certain way (for example, like pushing the ball at all times) then that’s probably an indicator that you’re not a well-rounded player and have some stuff to be working on.