One of the tools that you should have to persuade coaches that you’ll be an asset to their team and university is an Athlete Profile. Think of this as a resume of your accomplishments. It is simply a list of all your accomplishments and contact information, that highlights your athletic achievements.
NOTE: In the next few weeks and throughout the season, we will be talking a LOT more about the recruiting process and interacting with scouts, recruiters and coaches. For now, don’t worry too much about it.
There are several ways that you’ll use your Athlete Profile:
- To send to coaches
- To use as a handy summary when you are filling in online profiles and questionnaires. You’ll be able to cut and paste from the document to speed up the process and make sure that you don’t miss anything important.
- You can use it as a resume when applying for jobs. This is good to have particularly when you don’t have a lot of job experience.
- Our Athlete Profiles will be grouped together to form
Your Athlete Profile should include:
- Your name and contact info
- Your current team, jersey number and position. The jersey number is important so coaches can find you on the ice or in video.
- Some people include a head shot. This may make it easier for coaches to find you at an arena.
- Your intended field of study and start date.
- Your date of birth, height and weight.
- Your academic average and academic awards. Coaches want to know that you are a good student.
- A list of your current and recent teams with your coaches names and important stats if you have them.
- A list of school sports and awards.
- A list of any jobs or volunteer work that you’ve done.
- Any training or certifications that you’ve completed (for example, First Aid and CPR training)
- Anything else that you think will make you stand out.
You should HIGHLIGHT anything on your Athlete Profile that would make you stand out.
Here is a good sample Athlete Profile that may give you some ideas about what to put in yours.
- Complete today’s workout on the TeamBuildr app. Be sure to mark each exercise complete as you finish it. Depending on your schedule (other sports, work, etc.) it is okay to complete the exercises on another day or even substitute an alternate workout provided that the difficultly level is similar. Please make note of any substitutions or switches as part of the daily check in item in the TeamBuildr app.
- You should receive a link to a Google Doc with a template for your Athlete Profile today. These docs will be put together to form our team’s Scout Book. These Scout Books will be sent to Showcase tournament organizers for distribution and review by recruiters and university coaches. Check your email and let Coach Steve know if you haven’t received it.
While you are free to start putting the information into your Athlete Profile, please DO NOT MODIFY THE FORMATTING OF THE TEMPLATE. We want our team Scout Book to have a consistent look.
- Update your address in your shared Athlete Profile just to verify that you can edit the document. Post a THUMBS UP in the team WhatsApp group when you are finished.