What to expect if interested in running at the next level.
The college recruitment process can be daunting. Where do you begin, how do you select the right school, what questions should I be asking? The purpose of this page is to provide you with resources that will make sense of the process and provide direction. Please remember that I am happy to email coaches for your daughter. Junior and Senior athletes interested in running at the next level should complete a Collegiate Recruitment Form to help me in this email process.
Whether certain or debating the idea of running at the Collegiate level begin by reviewing Jay Johnson’s Recruitment Guide. This is an awesome resource and will provide background to the recruitment process for the four collegiate levels (Div 1, Div 2, Div 3, NAIA). Jay Johnson is a former collegiate runner at Colorado, college head coach (Pratt Comm. College), and recruiting coordinator/middle distance coach at Oregon.
After reviewing the recruitment guide please visit - Audio or Podcasts to listen to 5 college head coaches (Houston, Army, Baylor, Texas A&M, and Iowa) discuss the recruiting process for their unique schools. Although your schools of interest are not included these perspectives will provide some background into the process.
There are a variety of college athletic recruiting services that may reach out to you via email, phone, and/or social media. These are paid services (although they may hide the charges upfront). I believe that these services are typically unnecessary but if you have any specific questions, I would be happy to discuss their merits.
Additional helpful resources you may consider reviewing.
Running Times - A Guide to the College Recruitment Process
College 101 - Day in the Life, Difference between (D1, D2, D3, NAIA),