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Why Your University Athletics Department Needs Better Recruiting Software

Jessica Harp
April 22, 2021

Recruiting is a huge part of your athletic program and its success for years to come. It involves more than just watching highlight film and visiting potential student-athletes—recruiting is a strategic process that helps ensure you have the right competitors who will continue your university’s tradition of excellence. 

As coaches fine-tune their recruiting strategies, having software that keeps up with their needs and takes it to the next level is a must. Do you have the latest in recruiting management software? Is that software doing everything you need it to and making sure you’re staying compliant? If the answer isn’t a resounding yes, you might want to look into an upgrade that includes the following:

Easy Customization & Organization of Player Information

The use of recruiting boards is not a new concept, but now they’ve gone digital. It’s important that these boards still have all the information you would have on a tangible board; your potential recruit’s information and stats need to be readily accessible and easily customized, so you can quickly and easily find what you’re looking for the moment you need it. 

Your software should include the ability to customize the look and feel of the board itself, as well as what shows up for each player and even view certain player details. It’s important to be able to pick what information you see for each athlete, including their height, weight, position, transcript info, links to their highlight reels and more. Whatever information you feel is pertinent, you should be able to easily add it to each athlete’s card and update it as you see fit.

Your recruitment management software should also include organizational tools, such as the ability to color code each athlete’s card to your liking to better help you sort through potential candidates. 

NCAA Compliance

Recruiting compliance is essential to keeping your university’s athletic department up and running without issue, and that includes your software. A good platform should give you and your staff peace of mind as you evaluate athletes for your program. It should give your department complete visibility into all aspects of recruiting and the activities of coaches and staff, such as submitting and approving CARA logs and monitoring financial aid. 

To ensure you stay compliant, your software should include a built-in NCAA rules engine and even a compliance toolbox to help your athletic department save time and labor all while ensuring you’re following all the rules.

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