In the Recruiting Process...
Most college coaches prefer to work directly with the prospective student-athlete (PSA). There are several reasons that it is important for PSAs to be working directly with coaches rather than having their parents or coaches do it for them including:
In your work with PSACC…
We take a similar approach as college coaches. Our goal is to help PSAs learn about themselves throughout the recruiting process while maximizing their college options. In order to do that we need to work directly with the PSA. However we very much want parents to be included in some elements of the process.
Ideally, PSAs will feel comfortable sharing all of their work and progress with their parents, and ideally parents will be supportive of their child’s decisions. Many PSAs have close relationships with their parents, the people who first introduced them to sports, drove them to practices and competitions, and sometimes coached their teams. Parents are often a PSA’s most trusted advisor. We hope that PSAs will engage in open conversations with their parents, especially at the beginning and end of the process when they are making big decisions.
Parents, please let your child do the work throughout this process. Stepping in and “helping” will limit many valuable learning opportunities.