When a player talks to a prep school coach for the first time, it is a good idea to ask them questions that you are interested in getting the answers to. After talking to a few coaches and comparing their answers to the same questions, you will have a better understanding of who you would want to play for. These are just a few examples. Feel free to ask on any topic that you are interested in.
-How many players do you have at my position?
-What level of college ball do you think I can play?
-Do you have two teams? If so how does the second team work? Who coaches? Placement?
-How many days of open gym do you have each week in the fall?
-Do you coach or train players during the fall?
-What is your strength training program? Who is the strength coach?
-What is your team’s culture?
-What style do you play?
-What is our competition?
-How do you help me with college recruiting?
-Do you help place me on an AAU team?
-Do you recommend elite/exposure camps I could go to?
-Can I talk to parents/players from last year’s team?
-Will I have to play a second sport?
-What classes do I have to take?
-Do you offer AP classes?
-Do you offer college classes? If so with who? Online or in person?
-What are your class sizes?
-Do you offer ACT/SAT prep? Will I take these tests while there?
-If I am reclassing what will my academic schedule be?
-Where have you sent graduates to college?
-Where can I hang out when not in school/class?
-What is the closest airport?
-How many other countries/states are represented at the school?
-Are there mental health counselors on campus if needed?
-Is there a school nurse?
-What is I get hurt or injured?
-What other clubs could I join?
-Do you all offer financial aid? Is it need or merit based?
-How is this determined?
-When do you offer acceptance letters? March 10th or is it rolling admissions?
-Do I need to fill out a financial aid form?