25 Questions to Ask College Baseball Coaches Before Committing
Getting recruited to play college baseball is an exciting but challenging process. As a student-athlete, you want to make sure that you find the right program and coach that will help you succeed both on the field and in the classroom. Asking the right questions during the recruiting process is crucial to finding a program that is a good fit for you. In this blog post, we’ll share 25 questions that you should ask college coaches when getting recruited.
- What do you look for in an athlete?
- How would you describe your coaching style?
- What does a typical day or week look like for a player on your team?
- How will I fit on your team and benefit the program?
- What is the biggest need of the team right now?
- How do players on your team balance athletics and academics?
- What is the team’s overall GPA and player graduation rate?
- What are the academic requirements for athletes at your institution?
- What academic support resources are available to athletes?
- What are the policies for missed practices or being late due to class commitments?
- What are the team’s core values and mission?
- What is the team’s travel schedule?
- What is the typical size of a recruiting class?
- What are the housing options available to your players?
- As a student-athlete, will I be required to live on campus for all four years?
Finances & Scholarships:
- What type of athletic scholarships are available?
- What expenses does the scholarship package cover?
- What are my opportunities for employment or internships while I’m a student-athlete?
- What guidelines do you use to determine the annual renewal of scholarships?
- What happens to my financial aid if I am injured?
- When does your coaching contract end? Do you see yourself coaching here in 4 years?
- What is the training program like in the off-season?
- What percentage of your players on scholarship graduate in four years?
- What is the team’s GPA from last year?
- Do freshmen typically play?
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By asking these questions, you’ll be able to get a better understanding of the program and whether it’s a good fit for you. Keep in mind that the recruiting process is a two-way street. While coaches are evaluating you, you should also be evaluating them and their program. Take the time to think about what you want in a program and don’t be afraid to ask tough questions. Good luck with the recruiting process!