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I WILL GET DISCOVERED AT THE BIG TOURNAMENTS AND SHOWCASES

Coaches do not scout these events hoping to discover talent. College coaches have recruiting budgets, and with the exception of Division 1 football and basketball, those budgets are limited and they have to make their time worthwhile. They come to the large showcases with a game plan to evaluate current prospects, not find new ones. Coaches are making initial evaluations based on videos or through scouting reports, then coming to these events to make their in-person evaluations.

There is a very slim chance of being recognized at random. Some of the larger tournaments will host 3,500 players, and, with few coaches in attendance – you are a needle in a hay-stack. The key is to become identified long before these tournaments; you must be on the coach’s list of players to evaluate. The same goes for college camps – a player should be identified or recognized prior to attending the camp or it could be a waste of time and money.