When do coaches start looking at kids

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    • #11943
      JHU84
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      When do coaches start looking at prospective recruits. I was just curious as my son is looking at colleges already.

    • #30280
      Derek
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      Coaches look at meet results. Then they look at age. If the kid is fast enough, his age doesn’t matter and the coach will see him. If the kid is average, junior year is when a coach will really be looking because most state meets are in the spring, after recruiting season. Coaches have little incentive to look at seniors that they don’t know about already, and sophomores are so young that only the fastest ones will still be on the radar a year and a half later when their recruiting season starts.

    • #30281
      JHU84
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      @Derek wrote:

      Coaches look at meet results. Then they look at age. .

      I am curious as to how the coaches evaluate the times. For instance if a kid goes 46+ in the 100 as a freshman or sophmore in HS are they deemed to fast to try to recruit DIII or do they try to focus on the guys a little further back in the pack? I am just curious how they might evaluate.

    • #30282
      99 Red
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      Coaches don’t cut kids because they are to fast if they show an interest back. When a kid makes it clear that they think they are to fast for DIII, then the coach has to back off. If a kid showed an interest in a program as a freshman, went a 46 as a sophomore, he would be all over the coaches radar screen.

    • #30283
      silentp
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      I am pretty sure most d3 programs send stuff out the summer before junior year, but currently, we send things out to freshmen and older. You cannot be called until the summer after junior year, but getting something in front of them and possibly getting their information back at an earlier age is never a bad thing.

    • #30284
      miller
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      @JHU84 wrote:

      @Derek wrote:

      Coaches look at meet results. Then they look at age. .

      I am curious as to how the coaches evaluate the times. For instance if a kid goes 46+ in the 100 as a freshman or sophmore in HS are they deemed to fast to try to recruit DIII or do they try to focus on the guys a little further back in the pack? I am just curious how they might evaluate.

      There is really almost no such thing as “too” fast for DIII at this point.

    • #30285
      JHU84
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      @silentp wrote:

      I am pretty sure most d3 programs send stuff out the summer before junior year, but currently, we send things out to freshmen and older. You cannot be called until the summer after junior year, but getting something in front of them and possibly getting their information back at an earlier age is never a bad thing.

      start sending first dual meet of the HS season 47.99, 158.3 IM, 21.5 MR split 47.3 FR, freshman turns 15 6/29/07, 148 200 FR 3 weeks ago and 53.2 fly. Unrested unshaved still growing 1st season of doubles and well coached. If stanford doesn’t want he he most likely will look D3 of course JHU has inside edge and kenyon out of the question but all other top academic schools are his choice. I don’t think this counts as recruiting but getting recruited. either way this site needs a place for kids to express interest in DIII

    • #30286
      jj
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      @silentp wrote:

      You cannot be called until the summer after junior year, but getting something in front of them and possibly getting their information back at an earlier age is never a bad thing.

      That is not true. That is a DI rule it doesn’t apply to DIII

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