Tony Hobbs

It’s Not That Hard To Earn A Basketball Scholarship

May 10, 2017

College coaches are looking to give away scholarships every year, not for that special player but the right player that fits into their program. I talk with college coaches on a daily basics about players potential and what they would look like playing in their system.

There are some recruiting service companies that do an excellent job helping you find a school, but there also some that over charge you money for a pretty player profile with a video that sits on their website. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY! College coaches don’t have time to comb through fifty websites & thousands of players profiles to find a diamond in the rough. I have spent more time reaching out to Mid-Level Division 1, NAIA, Juco’s, Division 2 & Division 3 schools because that where the majority of most player will go. Facts

So let’s get to the meat of it Step by Step.

  1. Be Realistic

We all have dreams of playing for Coach K and Coach Calipari, but let be real people most players don’t have the work ethic to reach a Division 1 level I deal with it everyday players with mad talent but have no work ethic. So know what playing level you are on.

  1. Know The Schools In Your Regions

It’s always good to know the schools in your regions because those are the coaches that have the better chance of coming to see you play. If you live in Texas and you are contacting schools in New York chances are they won’t come to see you play it’s not in their budget.

  1. List Your Schools

Take a sheet of paper and let’s list the schools you would like to attend. Right down three Mid-Level Division 1 schools, three Juco schools, three NAIA school, four division 2 schools & six division 3 schools. We won’t list Top Division 1 schools because if you can hoop they will find you.

  1. Contact The Schools Scouting Coach

It’s several ways of contacting coaches now that we are in the social media era. 1. But first you should send a hand written letter to the coach to let him/her know you are serious about possibly playing for their program. 2. Sending them a link with some videos, only send full games not HIGHLIGHT reel. They want to see your game how you move, play defense, rebound etc. 3. Follow them on social media and tag them on your posts, now don’t over do it just enough to let them know who you are.

  1. Attend The School Summer Basketball Camp

Most college has basketball camp every summer you can attend for free or for a small fee. To me that the best place to showcase your skills right in front of the people that needs to see you the coaches

  1. Ask Your High School Coach To Contact The College Coach

Ask and you shall receive; open your mouth and ask your coach to contact the schools not your mamma not daddy you ask. Take him the list of schools you wrote down with the coaches full contacts information address, phone number & email and ask him to send them a letter and contact them by phone and email college coaches take these letters and emails a little more serious.

I can’t promise you anything but if you want it go get it.

-Tony Hobbs

Tony Hobbs

Basketball player development instructor with a passion to help improve your basketball training method and game intelligence.

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