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Question of the Month:
My son is just completed his freshman year of high school. He has placed second (by one stroke) in a big AJGA tournament. I am wondering what the procedure is as far as starting a resume, etc. Should we send this information to college coaches already? What is the process exactly at this early stage?
I suggest you complete a recruiting profile on both the AJGA website and on the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Make sure all the information remains current throughout the recruiting process. Additionally, this is a good summer for you and your son to visit as many college campuses as possible. At this time, you are allowed to call coaches (they cannot return calls) and to meet with them while on their campus during an unofficial visit. This would be a nice way to introduce your son to a few coaches. Make sure you call them first to arrange a date and time to meet. Resumes should be mailed out towards the end of next summer (as a rising junior) and should include contact information, academic records, top regional and national finishes, references (instructors, coaches, etc.), and an upcoming tournament schedule. Coaches are allowed to write and e-mail prospects beginning September 1 of the prospect's junior year in high school.
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