Is this is a good sign he is considering me for the team?

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  1. Jeremiah29:11

    Jeremiah29:11 Member

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    A coach at the academy emailed me and asked if I would like to come for an unofficial visit. He mentioned he liked my stats that I submitted. The visit will include meet the coaches, the team, get a tour of the sport facility and attend a class with a member of the team. The email never mentioned try-out...

    Is this is a good sign he is considering me for the team?

    I already went to CVW back in October.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Come on! You're a big boy or girl now! What do you think?
    Personally, I think he wants to get your face in front of everybody so they all know to make sure they avoid you. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Sheaisland

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    He probably wants to meet you first and show you around and do the Nora, coach thing showing you the facilities and some of the players. With trying out I'm not sure, can I ask what sport your being looked at for?
     
  4. osdad

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    If the coach invited you it sounds like an "official visit". Better check NCAA regulations and confirm with the coach.
     
  5. hthp37

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    Official ncaa visits are used as recruiting visits by the coach. My son went on one to USNA and was treated well. I think according to ncaa guidelines you aren't going to be asked to try out-it's a violation of ncaa rules. My son engaged in some casual training with members of the team but no coach was present.
    Good luck.
     
  6. Jeremiah29:11

    Jeremiah29:11 Member

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    Did your son stay overnight at the academy or at a hotel?

    Did he get feedback from the coach and did he get an appointment?

    Thanks!!!
     
  7. hthp37

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    He stayed overnight in Bancroft Hall. He was shadowing, or was a drag I think is the term they use, a mid who was also on the team. He arrived on Friday, went to class, ate, some unofficial sports-related activities, hung out, etc...he had a great time. He spent all day Saturday and even went out to dinner in Annapolis with some of the guys and returned home later Saturday night although he could have stayed another night if he wanted.

    He received an appointment about 2 months before he took his ncaa visit and had been in touch with the coach off and on since the summer.

    He has had conversations with the coach since then but not really any critical feedback or anything-just keeping in touch.
     
  8. NavyHoops

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    Official and unofficial visits are different. Official visits are outlined by NCAA rules. They pay for the recruit and families to travel, hotel rooms (although at USNA the athletes normally stay in Mother B), meals, etc. The number of hours a recruit can be on campus is monitored. Also, the number of recruits a team can bring per a year is limited. Unofficial visits are completely done your own dime. It is a good sign that coach wants your DS to visit. He is serious about your DS joining the team if he gets in. If you asking if this will help him get him into USNA? No one knows. Teams generally only have so many applicants they tag as their recruits and push for me. It depends where DS is on the list of recruits being pursued and how much the coach is pushing for him. Not sure what sport your DS plays, but good luck to him. Sports at a SA can be an amazing experience, but also an extremely challenging one!
     
  9. Mom of SA hopeful

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    Usually official visits cover the cost of student/athlete only. There are also different rules for different sports. Always check NCAA guidelines if you want accurate information.
     

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