QUESTIONS FOR ATHLETES TO ASK
This provides a
framework of questions
to ask coaches, when
being recruited by colleges. Most questions were developed by the
athletic department at Purdue University. Some questions were added by
the Pottsgrove Guidance office. Not all questions may pertain to all
athletes. Use this as a guide when visiting campuses and speaking with
Also refer to the
NCAA Clearinghouse web site for
additional eligibility information.
**Before signing a letter of
intent-check scholarship details!!!!
it a fully accredited, highly rated institution? Is it in a conference?
Does the conference have an automatic qualifier to the NCAA?
it offer my major?
my high school grades good enough for the school to admit me?
does my guidance counselor think about the college with respect to my
academic ability and the major I plan to pursue?
many hours a day will athletics and the other responsibilities involved in
maintaining my scholarship take me away from my studies? What are the
arrangements for missed classes?
the athletic department pay for any tutoring I may require? Are there
tutors on away trips? Are there required study halls.
they offering a four-year scholarship, or can they terminate it anytime
they choose? Do I need to maintain a certain GPA to keep scholarship?
happens to the scholarship if I am injured and unable to play?
much will it cost me to go to school on top of the scholarship? Are books
I work for my room and board? What are the hours of this job?
Can I afford to travel home during vacation periods, and can my parents
afford to travel to the college to see me play as often as they wish?
I like to play for the head coach who is recruiting me? Will he be the
coach next year? Is she a full-time coach?
do the present and former athletes have to say about the athletic
department and the institution in general?
my high school coach feel that I can play at this level?
I as big, fast, and strong as the player now occupying the position I
desire to play?
16. Do my particular
skills fit their style of play? How many players are you recruiting for
the position I would play?
17.(Student-Athlete) A college athlete is usually a person who
participated in a highly
competitive high school league, has unusual
physical abilities, and a burning desire to
excel. Do I have at least two
of these attributes?
18. Is the present
varsity team composed of students who played as freshmen?
19. What do the
players do in the preseason?
20. What is your
typical practice schedule?
21. What are
your off season expectations?
are the living
arrangements for players?
( updated: 14 Oct '09 )