If you’re in the middle of the athletic recruiting process, you know that it is every recruit’s dream to have several program options to choose from. When you choose one of those programs, though, you need to inform the other coaches who have extended offers to you that you’ve committed somewhere else.
That process can be easier said than done.
In this post, we’ll discuss the etiquette of informing a college coach that you’ve committed somewhere else, and how to maintain your athletic relationships throughout the recruiting process.
During the first phase of the recruiting journey, student-athletes often feel that they need to impress coaches. Once the offers are extended, though, the tables turn a bit - coaches hope that students will choose to commit to their programs, and it’s up to student-athletes to select the program that best suits their goals.
So, what happens when you become a recently committed prospect who was lucky enough to receive multiple scholarship offers?
The next step, of course, is to inform the coaches you won’t be working with that you chose to commit elsewhere.
This process, however, can be stressful, especially for young athletes who are just getting their college sports careers started. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to inform college coaches of your decision, without burning bridges.
When it’s time to inform the programs you didn’t choose, follow these tips:
If you were lucky enough to receive multiple scholarship offers, informing the programs you didn’t choose can be difficult. Fortunately, doing so is the first step to enjoying your new position in the program you did choose.
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