There are plenty of samples of athletic resumes/profiles on the internet. It’s just tedious going through all the search results to find something useful. Well, I’ve just saved you the trouble–you can thank me later.
And yes, you should have an athletic resume. If for no other reason, having the resume will allow you to easily complete all of the online profiles teams require prospects to complete. This way the information will be all in one place.
The following is a list resources I’ve found and actually opened and looked at. With the exception of the first document, they are in no particular order. I’ve included some even if I didn’t think they were so great so you might only open these to use for comparison purposes. The ones with a plus sign by them indicate that they contain more than just samples but also some sort of information on the college recruiting process.
I didn’t include just one “best” because sometimes you’ll find the best solution for you is to use a little something from a variety of sources. For all of these sources, be sure to double-check with the NCAA and NAIA for the latest information.
+The College Planning Guide for Student Athletes by the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation Network. This is one resource I recommend everyone download. It includes a sample resume and cover letter but so much more. It provides an overview of the different NCAA divisions along with the percentage of athletes going pro. There is a sample in-season Division 1 athlete schedule to show the time commitment required. Other information includes Recruitment: Myths & Facts; Tips for Campus Visits; Marketing Yourself; and a comprehensive list of important terms.
+Academy of the Holy Cross The NCAA & College: What You Need to Know About Playing Competitive Sports in College. Contains a sample volleyball resume and cover letter. Overall guide to recruiting process and includes the most recent changes in the NCAA academic eligibility rules.
My College Tracker. Includes a sample letter and profile. I wouldn’t use them. The profile is just basic headings. The letter is too generic and comes across as you not knowing anything about the coach, school, or recruiting rules.
+Post Falls High School Guide for the College Bound Athlete. From 2008 so double-check the NCAA information. Includes questions to ask during college visits, information form to complete for a profile, sample letter (worth looking at), and a check list.
+Peddie School A Guide for College Bound Student-Athletes. Basic overview with an explanation on the National Letter of Intent. Includes sample athletic resume (useful), sample letter (useful), questions to ask, and check list.
Gateway Region Volleyball Sample Athletic Resume. The focus is volleyball but still a good example to use.
Orinda Aquatics Sports Resume, Cover Letter & Correspondence. Word document that has a sample resume, coaches letter, and samples of other letters to keep the coach updated including a thank you letter.
+Deerfield High School College Bound Student-Athlete Planning Guide. Good, concise overview of the recruiting process. Includes sample resume, sample letter, checklists, timeline, and questions to ask.
+Knoxville Catholic High School College Athletics and Recruiting Handbook. Detailed description of the recruiting process. Provides numbers of players who make it to the next level and what it means when a coach contacts you. Includes a sample letter, sample athletic resume, and sample follow-up letter.
Bullis School Athletic Resume and Cover Letters. Basic resume, no special formatting but the letters are useful.
Chesapeake Lacrosse Sample Resume and Cover Letters. Basic sample letter and resume.
+Harvard-Westlake School Athletics and the College Process. Limited overview of process. Includes sample email, sample letter, sports resume, and questions to ask.
Midwest Water Polo Sample Resume and Cover Letter. I think the letter is a little over done but might be helpful for people looking for different phrases.
+Capital Area Soccer League College Guide and College Letter Samples. Overview of the recruiting process with sample letter and resume. Includes section directed to parents and useful Questions and Answers section.
Athnet How to Create a College Recruiting Resume. Short e-book on creating a resume with sport specific information and sample resume.
Humble Sample Athletic Resume. Something to look at if only for formatting ideas.
DIY Profile. This is the format for the profile I used for my son.
Niwot High School The student athlete’s résumé handout. Sample resume along with statistics to include by sport.
Castro Valley Soccer Club PDF soccer resume template. Nice set-up for club members since they only have to fill-in the blanks.
Varsityedge.com’s How to Create an Athletic Recruiting Resume. Includes two sample resumes, golf and baseball. They include interesting critiques of each.
+NCSA Writing a Recruiting Resume. Includes how to write an introduction, what academic information to include as well as specific information for football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and softball.
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