The recruiting process can be daunting for any thrower who is looking to get a scholarship in the NCAA. You don't know what to expect, you don't know where to start, and it feels like your world is riding on your college commitment decision. You're right it is a big decision, but you don't have to worry about getting recruited and how much scholarship money you are doing IF you are doing everything in your control to impact the outcome.
There are steps you can take, no matter how far you throw, to optimize your exposure, present yourself as a good candidate to coaches, and reach your goals whether it is getting a big scholarship or walking onto a team. Especially if you are one of the best throwers in the nation or your state, you'll want to take advantage of every one of these steps to get the scholarship you deserve.
1. Start a Social Media Account
Whether it is Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, or Facebook, starting a social media account is the best way to get exposure for yourself and let coaches know who you are immediately. By being active on your accounts, coaches will be able to see firsthand what type of thrower you are, how much potential you have, and your work ethic before they even reach out to you. When they do reach out, the stress of making a good first impression won't matter because they've already seen what you're capable of.
What to post on social:
Anything throwing or training related
What NOT to post on social:
2. Train Consistently
So many throwers out there say they want to get a scholarship to throw or compete at a Division 1 Power Five school..... and yet THEY DON'T TRAIN CONSISTENTLY! How do you expect to compete with the best of the best when you aren't training at least 4 days a week? By training 5-6 days a week, you will not only throw further, but you can consistently post your training on social media. Coaches will not only want to recruit you because you are throwing far, but they will see your consistent work ethic and want to recruit you to be a positive influence on their team, even if you don't throw as far comparatively.
Set goals for yourself to hold yourself accountable. You can even post your goals on social media! Some examples are: