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Building Your Player Profile – The Essentials

When it comes to scouting and recruiting, coaches and scouts want specific information. They want it in a specific format and they don’t want to waste time or have their time wasted.

A player profile is designed and intended to create interest in a prospect. It is not and never will create a commitment offer from a Tier II or higher level junior team or NCAA program. It is designed to get the scout or coach interested in actually seeing you play in person.

No player has ever received an NCAA or Free to Play Junior offer simply because he has a nice profile. If you think by spending money on an internet profile will get you more than an opportunity, you are being sold magic beans.

The Central Scouting Services Player Profile is set up and designed by scouts and coaches who actually have made the recruiting and commitment decisions. The format is what they have determined to be the most important information.

Keeping your information updated, accurate and complete is what will get you the most interest from scouts and coaches.

Your address, phone number and email address are essential. Without contact information, you are not going to get interest.

Year of birth, position, statistics and educational information is critical. Without those things, you can not get prequalified for scouting by the decision makers.

SAT/ACT scores, and a personal statement describing what your future goals are will also help pre qualify you.

References from hockey professionals will help pre qualify you.

Coaches and Scouts don’t want to read your parents assessment of your play, unless your parent is a former or current hockey business professional. They will make those determinations if the rest of your profile generates interest.

If you are wondering why you aren’t getting the interest you want from Scouts and Coaches at the higher levels, maybe its time to give them the information they want the way they want it.

Central Scouting Services

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