Interested in competing in college? Recruiters, coaches, and
future teammates will check your social media! Here are some tips on what you
should include on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, and what you
should definitely leave out.
Do: Post about your family, friends, and
Don't: Include unsuitable photos, hashtags, or language
Do: Post about your accomplishments and
Don't: Focus it on you. Instead, credit your family, coaches, classmates, and teachers
Do: Post about things you are
Don't: Include inappropriate or sensitive topics
Do: Post photos from life events like
prom, banquets, and graduation
Don't: Include photos that are inappropriate or distasteful. Keep it classy!
Do: Make your profile private if you are
uncomfortable with people searching it
Don't: Make it private unless you feel like you really need to. Your future team may want to tag you in
promotional materials and will find you more trustworthy if they can see your profiles
Do: Delete any posts that you feel are unseemly
from the past
Don't: Count on those posts to just disappear. The internet is forever!
If you want to be recruited by certain schools, make sure you fill out their "Recruit Me" forms on their athletic websites and contact the coaches! Then they know you are interested so they can set up official visits, plan for scholarships, and develop other great offers for you.