How to Get Recruited For
College Track & Field

2 Must-Do's in Recruiting

Start Early

Many athletes receive offers well before their senior year and in some cases as early as middle school. If you are serious about playing college sports consider starting your recruiting process right away.

Take Control

Your recruiting process is exactly that...Yours! The only person who will be affected if you play college sports or not, or earn a scholarship or not is you. Take control of your recruiting process immediately as it only happens once in your lifetime.

Men's College Track & Field

3 Steps to Get Recruited for Men's Track & Field

Step 1


Understand Your Oportunities

The first step in the recruiting process is to understand the opportunities available in your sport. Check the charts to see how many programs and scholarships are available in your sport.

Men's Outdoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
273 289 316 224 90 - 1192

Men's Indoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
258 175 289 221 53 - 996

Men's Outdoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
273 289 316 224 90 - 1192

Men's Indoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
258 175 289 221 53 - 996

Men's Track Scholarships:

Men's Track Scholarships:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA
12.6 12.6 - 12 20 -

Recruiting Timeline

Freshman


  • Start researching schools. Choose 2 or more schools per week to research
  • Start filming your track meets
  • Compile a list up to 100 schools you would consider attending
  • Start sending letters/emails to those coaches on your list
  • Communicate with coaches and start building relationships
  • Take unofficial visits and attend camps offered by schools you are interested in

Key Dates

  • Day 1 of Freshman Year: D3 and NAIA Coaches Can Start Calling
  • Anytime: Coaches can send Questionnaires, Camp Information, NCAA Materials and Nonathletic Publications
  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches

Sophomore


  • Continue to research 2 or more schools per week
  • Start to narrow down schools that are a good fit for you and make unofficial visits
  • Fill out all questionnaires sent to you and send them back
  • Create a highlight video of your track meets and get an evaluation from a 3rd party scout
  • Attend camps

Key Dates

  • June 15 After Sophomore Year: First Day D2 Coaches can make phone calls, send text and send email
  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches

Junior


  • Continue to make unofficial visits to your narrowed down list of schools
  • Send coaches a copy of your event schedules, so they can see you participate live
  • Reply to every email, phone call, text and questionnaire from a college coach
  • Continue communicating with coaches. Ask questions to uncover interest from coaches
  • Continue playing travel and compete in tournaments and showcases
  • Create another highlight video and get shots of each one of your different strokes, during meet competition, and get an evaluation from a 3rd party scout

Key Dates

  • September 1: First Day D1 Coaches can send hand written letters, make phone calls (unlimited), send texts and send emails
  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches

Senior


  • Schedule up to 5 official visits
  • Continue communicating with coaches
  • Reply to every email, phone call, text and questionnaire from a college coach
  • Apply to colleges of interest
  • Sign and Live Your Dream

Key Dates

  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches
  • Opening Day of Classes: You can start taking official visits
  • Second Wednesday of November: Early Signing Period (Lasts 1 Week)
  • Second Wednesday of April: Regular Signing Period (Lasts Until August 1st)

Step 2


Build Your Online Player ID

In today's world of recruiting, the majority of athletes are discovered online first by college coaches. Create and build your online resume to connect directly to them.

Track your playing career and get your information verified by your high school and club coaches. Show college coaches you care about playing in college by taking the time to share the full story of you.
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Step 3


Contact College Coaches

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Find the right fit colleges for you and send your online Player ID directly to the coaches at those schools. There isn't a magic camp, showcase or tournament out there that will get you recruited.

Nothing beats sending your completed, online Player ID directly to college coaches. Then when you go to a tournament or event, invite those college coaches to come see you play!
Find the right fit colleges for you and send your online Player ID directly to the coaches at those schools. There isn't a magic camp, showcase or tournament out there that will get you recruited.

Nothing beats sending your completed, online Player ID directly to college coaches. Then when you go to a tournament or event, invite those college coaches to come see you play!
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Women's College Track & Field

3 Steps to Get Recruited for Women's Track & Field

Step 1


Understand Your Oportunities

The first step in the recruiting process is to understand the opportunities available in your sport. Check the charts to see how many programs and scholarships are available in your sport.

Women's Outdoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
318 252 324 195 94 - 1183

Women's Indoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
303 200 294 161 57 - 1015

Women's Outdoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
318 252 324 195 94 - 1183

Women's Indoor Track Programs:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA TOTAL
303 200 294 161 57 - 1015

Women's Track Scholarships:

Women's Track Scholarships:

D1 D2 D3 NAIA NJCAA CCCAA
18 12.6 - 12 20 -

Recruiting Timeline

Freshman


  • Start researching schools. Choose 2 or more schools per week to research
  • Start filming your track meets
  • Compile a list up to 100 schools you would consider attending
  • Start sending letters/emails to those coaches on your list
  • Communicate with coaches and start building relationships
  • Take unofficial visits and attend camps offered by schools you are interested in

Key Dates

  • Day 1 of Freshman Year: D3 and NAIA Coaches Can Start Calling
  • Anytime: Coaches can send Questionnaires, Camp Information, NCAA Materials and Nonathletic Publications
  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches

Sophomore


  • Continue to research 2 or more schools per week
  • Start to narrow down schools that are a good fit for you and make unofficial visits
  • Fill out all questionnaires sent to you and send them back
  • Create a highlight video of your track meets and get an evaluation from a 3rd party scout
  • Attend camps

Key Dates

  • June 15 After Sophomore Year: First Day D2 Coaches can make phone calls, send text and send emails
  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches

Junior


  • Continue to make unofficial visits to your narrowed down list of schools
  • Send coaches a copy of your event schedules, so they can see you participate live
  • Reply to every email, phone call, text and questionnaire from a college coach
  • Continue communicating with coaches. Ask questions to uncover interest from coaches
  • Continue playing travel and compete in tournaments and showcases
  • Create another highlight video and get shots of each one of your different strokes, during meet competition, and get an evaluation from a 3rd party scout

Key Dates

  • September 1: First Day D1 Coaches can send hand written letters, make phone calls (unlimited), send texts and send emails
  • July 1 (after Junior year): First Day D1 Coaches can make phone calls
  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches

Senior


  • Schedule up to 5 official visits
  • Continue communicating with coaches
  • Reply to every email, phone call, text and questionnaire from a college coach
  • Apply to colleges of interest
  • Sign and Live Your Dream

Key Dates

  • Anytime: You can call or email coaches
  • Opening Day of Classes: You can start taking official visits
  • Second Wednesday of November: Early Signing Period (Lasts 1 Week)
  • Second Wednesday of April: Regular Signing Period (Lasts Until August 1st)

Step 2


Build Your Online Player ID

In today's world of recruiting, the majority of athletes are discovered online first by college coaches. Create and build your online resume to connect directly to them.

Track your playing career and get your information verified by your high school and club coaches. Show college coaches you care about playing in college by taking the time to share the full story of you.
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Step 3


Contact College Coaches

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Find the right fit colleges for you and send your online Player ID directly to the coaches at those schools. There isn't a magic camp, showcase or tournament out there that will get you recruited.

Nothing beats sending your completed, online Player ID directly to college coaches. Then when you go to a tournament or event, invite those college coaches to come see you play!
Find the right fit colleges for you and send your online Player ID directly to the coaches at those schools. There isn't a magic camp, showcase or tournament out there that will get you recruited.

Nothing beats sending your completed, online Player ID directly to college coaches. Then when you go to a tournament or event, invite those college coaches to come see you play!
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Ready to Connect With College Coaches?

Athletes Get Started