Friday, September 14, 2012

Coaches’ in-home visits becoming less critical

Here is an article from the Memphis released on September 9, 2012. This article is primarily geared towards mens basketball recruiting so I’ve made notes in red to give you the womens basketball version. I believe it has some very useful information about how recruiting is transitioning because of technology.

There was a time when a Division I basketball coach’s dropping into a prospect’s living room was a big, formal event. Back then, in-home visits were part occasion and part presentation, and they almost certainly left an imprint on the prospect and family.

Nowadays, visiting a prospect at home is much less profound and can be one of the more campy components of recruiting, from University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner’s point of view, especially if the house guests have been courting the prospect for any length of time.

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