The Right Fit

Recruiting is as much about finding the right fit between player and program as it is about getting the most talented players. There is a number of reasons to choose School A over School B, or School B over School A. Facilities, academic reputation, financial aid/scholarship, coaching staff, winning, location, etc. The list goes on and on. Logic can dictate which school you choose to attend. Or you can trust your gut – your stomach will tell you when you’re at a school where you fit in and where you can find success.

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

But who is going to work harder? A player who is convinced to go to a certain school by a coach or a player who goes to a school because it is the right fit? Finding players that fit the culture and mentality of your program are far more likely to help you have success than players that improve your talent level.

Happy players will go through a wall for you. Unhappy players will quit when it gets hard. Choose the right players over the best players.