Is it okay for parents to contact College Coaches on behalf of their son or daughter?
Parents that support their son, or daughters dreams are awesome in my book. But the key word is support, not do the work for them. College coaches want to hear from student-athletes, NOT parents. They want to learn about the athlete beyond their sport because personality and character go along way. Since college coaches know nothing about the athlete when they start recruiting, they use e-mails to decide if they want to recruit a particular athlete or not. Keep in mind, it’s your son or daughter who will be playing for the coach, not you; so let them start building these relationships early. I know it can be hard sometimes for parents to step back, but you’re actually helping more when you let your son, or daughter, do their part. Be their support system, more than likely they will come to you for advice and direction, and its okay to give advice. I recommend doing your own research on schools, programs and coaches so you can give your son or daughter the best possible advice when that time comes. College is a big decision, and student athletes need to be the ones making the decision at the end of the day based on how they feel about the coach, program and school. This is their life, and ultimately the choice needs to be theirs.