Common Q&A

Q: Is it too late to start getting recruited?

A: It is never too late to start your recruiting experience. Players can register as young as 8th grade, however we work with players who start with our service as late as their senior year.  Most large Division 1 program try to recruit their classes early, however not every school finishes their recruiting until players are in their junior or senior year.  Many things can happen to collegiate athletes which create the need for players that the college coach did not plan for - athletes get hurt, transfer, they don’t perform as well as expected. These are only a few reasons that a coach might still be looking for a player to fill their roster at any point.  We have had coaches contact us during the summer looking for a player who can come to their school that same year - including major division 1 programs.

Q: Is it too late to start getting recruited?
Q: Am I good enough to play in college and toreceive a scholarship?

Q: Am I good enough to play in college and to receive a scholarship?
A: There are five different divisions of play: Div I, II, III, NAIA and Jr. College.  More than likely there is a place for you somewhere to play!  Your skill level will determine what division you would probably be best suited for.  We will help you determine which levels that may be.  Reaching out to the schools at your levels should increase your chances of receiving a scholarship and an opportunity to attend their program.

Q: I don’t know where I want to go to school, so how do I pick which regions to send to?

Q: I don’t know where I want to go to school, so how do I pick which regions to send to?

A: We have six regions to choose from when sending out your profile to coaches.  Each region covers a large area from you to choose from. If you still aren’t sure once looking over the regions, then you also have the ability to send to all six regions and then narrow it down as time goes by if you would like. The great thing about our service is we don’t make you pick out school names, we email EVERY coach directly in each region at the appropriate divisions.  This allows greater exposure and a greater chance to play at the collegiate level and possibly receive a scholarship.

Q: Does your company guarantee I will receive a scholarship?     

Q: Does your company guarantee I will receive a scholarship?     

A: No.  Our company, just like any other recruiting company, cannot guarantee that any student-athlete will receive or be offered an athletic or academic scholarship.  We cannot guarantee that you will be offered to be part of a collegiate athletic program either.  We can, however, provide you a great amount of exposure to college coaches by getting your information directly in their email.

Q: Can I receive a DVD copy of my daughter’s skills video that Take Charge films?     

Q: Can I receive a DVD copy of my daughter’s skills video that Take Charge films?     

A: Yes. The cost for a DVD is $12 and each additional copy is $10.  DVD copies are purchased separately from the Skills Video cost and can be bought at any time.

Q: Do I have to pay for the package I want yearly or is it a one-time payment?

Q: Do I have to pay for the package I want yearly or is it a one-time payment?

A: No. Once you purchase a package you do not have to pay for it again. If you purchase additional regions you do not have to pay for those again either.  Additional updates can be purchased for $50 at any time.  

Q: What is a profile update and how does it work?

Q: What is a profile update and how does it work?

A: When you are ready to update your profile you will simply email us @ takechargerecruiting@yahoo.com with all new or changed information.  We will then update your daughter’s profile sheet/email and send to you to review prior to sending back out to the regions you chose previously. This allows you to keep coaches up to date throughout the year and continue to reach out to as any coaches as possible.

Q: Do I need to have a skills video?

Q: Do I need to have a skills video?

A: Skills videos can be an important tool and helpful for coaches to see the players skills. This will allow coaches who cannot see the player play in person see them play through their video.  Almost every player will need to complete a skills video either on their own or Take Charge can help in completing the video process. Game footage can also be very helpful and can be added to your player profile when sending out.

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Q: Does your company guarantee my child will receive a certain amount of emails when you send out her profile?

Q: Does your company guarantee my child will receive a certain amount of emails when you send out her profile?

A: No. Our company cannot guarantee how many emails your daughter will receive.  Every person receives a different amount of emails, depending on how many regions they send to, their talent level and the time of the year.  However, if we feel that your daughter's email did not get seen by many college's due to lack of replies we will usually send her out again without charging you an update. We are here to help each player and want to help them get as many responses as they can.

Q: How do you get every coach’s email?

Q: How do you get every coach’s email?

A: We have compiled every coach’s email by going to each individual college website and getting the most current email for the head coach of each team.  We then created a database separating emails by regions and divisions. We keep up to date with coaching changes and email changes throughout the year to keep our database as current as possible.

Q: My daughter plays in showcases throughout the year, is this enough exposure for my daughter?

Q: My daughter plays in showcases throughout the year, is this enough exposure for my daughter?

A: Playing in a showcase is a great way to get playing time and get in front of some coaches, however, you should not rely solely on them to get recruited.  There is a very limited amount of coaches who may actually attend and possibly see your daughter play.  Also, the coaches from the program(s) your daughter is interested in might not be in attendance, or if they are, might not see her play. One of the best things to do is to open the door of communication with a coach as soon as possible. You want them to know that you are interested in their program and start showing them why they should recruit you.  That gives you a head start, especially if they go to a showcase your daughter is playing at they will already know who she is and can look for her! 

Q: I'm already at a Jr. College but looking to play at a 4-year program, can your company help me?

Q: I'm already at a Jr. College but looking to play at a 4-year program, can your company help me?

A: Yes! When you are in Jr. College and looking to move on to a 4-year program it is very important to reach out to programs you are interested in. We use the same process with students that are in high school and those who are in Jr. College.

Q: Why do you pick what Division(s) you will be sending my profile to?

Q: Why do you pick what Division(s) you will be sending my profile to?

A: To maintain a status as a credible recruiting company and keep college coaches happy we need to review each athlete and determine their best interest.  For example, if we have a Div. I caliber player and send them to NAIA schools the coaches will realize they will have no chance in getting her to come to their school.  Just the same, we don't want to send NAIA caliber players to Div. I schools as they will not want players who aren't up to par for their program.  This creates frustration for the coaches as well as for the athlete. By assessing the player and their ability level it helps us stay credible with college coaches and in turn helps get the athlete the best possible chance at being recruited.   Therefore, that is why usually never send a player's profile to every division, but we may send to 2 or 3 in certain situations.

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