KPB Recruiting 101

How to Use Recruiting 101

Follow the 10 Steps

Recruiting 101 is your free, personal guide through the college baseball recruiting process. No matter where you are in your search for a college baseball program, the Recruiting 101 section will help you understand what you need to do, what need to learn, and what comes next. Recruiting 101 breaks the entire college baseball recruiting process down into 10 clear steps, each one preparing you for the next stage of the recruiting process. The 10 steps of the recruiting process are:

Step 1: Get Informed About College Baseball
Step 2: Get Informed About the College Baseball Recruiting Process
Step 3: Create a Personal Recruiting Plan
Step 4: Prepare for Contact with Coaches and Exposure
Step 5: Contact Coaches and Seek Exposure
Step 6: Ongoing Communication with Coaches
Step 7: Preparing for Campus Visits & Visiting Schools
Step 8: Evaluating Options and Offers
Step 9: Making a Commitment
Step 10: Managing Post-Commitment Responsibilities & Showing Up Ready

Understand the 6 Sections of Each Step

Each of the 10 steps help you stay organized by separating information into the following 6 sections:

Introduction

The introduction article provides you with an overview of what you will do and learn during that particular step in the recruiting process.

Do This

The Do This section of each step tells you what you need to be doing during this stage of the recruiting process to stay on track for making it to the next level.

Learn This

The Learn This section of each step tells you about the things that you need to be learning in order to successfully do what you need to do for this stage of the recruiting process.

Read This

The Read This section of each step provides you with the reading and resources that you need in order to complete your learning objectives for the step. The What to Read and Research article that kicks off the Read This section for each step will get you introduced and oriented to key resources that will help you in that particular section.

Academics

Academics will help or hurt your recruitment more than any other single factor, with the possible exception of the extremes of skill level. We highlight academics in each step because quality academics and development are the two most important things you can focus on to make it to the next level.

Development

If academics are priority 1a, development is priority 1b. As we mention above, development needs to be a major focus of getting recruited. Players who are getting a little better every day have no problems finding a college program.

Start Here

The first thing you should do is explore Recruiting 101 and get used to the way it is set up to help you. There are important resources at every turn, but the 10 Steps will be your bread and butter. After getting acquainted with this section of the website, start with Step 1 and move through the recruiting process, exploring and progressing at your own pace. Remember, there is no single path to college baseball, and you are likely to come back to previous steps or be on different steps for different schools of interest. No matter what happens, by going through each step, you are sure to be ready for anything the recruiting process throws at you. We’ve set up the framework, but the work is up to you! Get started with Step 1 here!