Your student-athlete profile is a great tool for getting your name out to college coaches. Because if they don’t know you, how can they recruit you, right?
Building a student-athlete profile is one of the first steps in the recruiting process, and it is essential that all student-athletes interested in playing at the next level have one. So to make this important step more user-friendly, we’ve designed a highly functional dashboard where you’ll be able to update your profile, upload photos, order student-athlete cards and more…We call it “My Locker Room.”
With My Locker Room, you’ll be able to easily create, edit and update your profile. So, by section, here are our tips for putting together a winning profile:
- Profile Picture: Your profile picture is the first thing college coaches will see when viewing your profile. Make sure it is a good one, where your face is clearly visible, like in a headshot. Next to your picture will be important initial information for college coaches, such as your sport, position and graduating class. You’ll also be able to add a hyperlink to your high school’s home page and list NCAA Eligibility Center ID Number.
- Photo Album: You’ll be able to upload up to five photos of yourself in action. The best pictures to include are ones of you competing or making a great play. Others could be practice pictures, pictures improving and building your strength in the weight room, pictures of you serving your community during a fundraiser or an event. It’s your opportunity to show coaches who you are.
- Academic Information: Out of all the section of your profile, this is the tab that will be viewed the most. Your strength, size and speed won’t matter if you don’t have the grades. There is nothing a coaches loves more than a student-athlete who makes school a priority as well. When it comes down to choosing between two student-athletes with the same athletic ability, the one with the grades always gets the scholarship.
- Personal Information: This tab gives college coaches a chance to get to know a little more about you outside of school and sports. It’s a great chance to share something coaches wouldn’t know, like extra-curricular activities or volunteer work.
- Student-Athlete Interview: To give college coaches a better insight into you and your goals, we’ve included the Student-Athlete Interview tab. Coaches love student-athletes that are driven and goal-oriented. Be sure to answer each of these five important questions thoroughly. Really take time in answering each of these questions with complete and detailed responses. And, of course, be sure to double-check your spelling and grammar. Here’s a great example: What is one of your classroom goals? Poor answer: Make straight A’s. Good answer: I am taking a lot of difficult classes this semester, but with hard work and determination, my goal is to make straight A’s!
- References: The References tab will give you the opportunity to highlight what others have to say about you, and it’s another great way for college coaches to learn more about you. You’ll have the ability to add up to three references, which can be changed or updated at any time. Reach out to your head coach, teacher, or someone in the community who knows you outside of sports who can provide a character reference. Although this section is optional, it’s another way to stand out to college coaches.
- Sport Specific Skills Tape: Having a Sport Specific Skills Tape is essential for all student-athletes looking to play at the next level. With a Sport Specific Skills Tape, you’ll have validated measurables, which will give college coaches an accurate method to evaluate you and your ability. Plus, it’ll give a college coach a chance to see you in action for themselves. A Sport Specific Skills Tape is filmed at one of our trusted training facilities located in the U.S. and Europe. You will be put through a series of sport specific testing and drills, using fully automatic timing devices (lasers) to ensure your times are accurate. We will capture your Sport Specific Skills Tape with high-definition cameras and have access to other pro-style amenities to make sure you have first class film to send off to college coaches.
- Embedded Video: The embedded video feature is a tool allowing you to showcase a highlight reel, game film or even a personal workout. College coaches watch film to rank and recruit student-athletes, and, in order to have a complete profile, it is strongly recommended that one be included.
To learn more about My Locker Room, click here.