Coaches Want To
Hear Directly From You
College coaches don’t trust recruiting services. Families
using these services decrease their chances of getting
recruited. ACA offers a better way.
Athlete College Advisors is the industry leader in student-athlete college advising with over 30 years of NCAA coaching and recruiting experience. ACA understands how college coaches think and operate during the recruiting process. ACA focuses on how college coaches actually recruit in order to educate student-athletes and provide a proven and effective college recruiting strategy.
A Dose of Reality
Recruiting Services want student-athletes to believe that every college coach in the country uses their platform to look at profiles, watch videos, send messages, and recruit players. These services advertise misleading statistics such as ‘number of profiles viewed’ and ‘number of players recruited’ to deceive families into thinking their platforms are effective. In reality, using a traditional recruiting service may actually decrease a student-athlete’s chances of getting recruited. Why? Because the vast majority of college coaches don’t use recruiting services to find, evaluate, and communicate with players.
How Coaches Think
An ACA survey of NCAA college coaches in the U.S. found that only 5% of coaches like to receive communications from traditional recruiting service sites. 98% of these coaches list more targeted and personalized email as their preferred method of communication. Recruiting services advocate for generic communications with as many coaches as possible. The content of these mass messages is impersonal, while the traditional recruiting service branding leads coaches to believe that a player is not genuinely interested in their program.
Why ACA Is Different
ACA eliminates the middleman from the recruiting process by providing student-athletes with the technology and resources to find and communicate with a targeted list of coaches directly and personally. ACA’s focus on finding your Best Fit first allows you to create a smaller, targeted list of coaches to contact. Coaches trust messages from ACA athletes because they are sent to a limited number of Best Fit schools and indicate genuine interest. ACA’s process is proven, practical and will greatly increase a student-athletes chances of a successful recruiting outcome.