I'm a high school coach who wants to give my runners a realistic idea of what it takes to run in college.
I ran collegiately, but I'm sure that many others may have had a different experience than me, so I'm thinking of creating a survey to send to college coaches/athletes and comparing their answers to see if I can find some sort of common theme.
Questions I'm thinking for the coaches survey right now would include:
- When recruiting, what do you look for in an athlete besides times?
- Avg. size of roster per year
- Minimum time standards for walk-ons
-How many scholarships you have to work with/how you decide who gets what
-What happens if a runner gets injured/doesn't perform? Is their spot on the team/scholarship in jeopardy?
For the athletes:
- Have you made significant improvements from high school to college?
-Are you able to keep up with your studies while meeting the demands of your sport?
As of right now I'm just kind of rough drafting..
Anything that you think I should add that is important for high schoolers to know as they look towards continuing their running career?