Preparing for your first overnight college visit? They can sound intimidating or be out of your comfort zone, but they can be well worth the time. We want to share with you on what to expect as you visit a college overnight so you are prepared.
A lot of your time will be filled with meetings with coaches, players, and college advisors or teachers. Programs want you to get a sense of who they are and what you can expect on campus. A lot of these meetings with take place with your parents. Some meetings will also be either just for you or just for your parents. Make sure you bring pens and paper to take as many notes as you can.
Dorms or Senior Housing
When you stay overnight, you will be staying with an older player on the team that has been partnered with you. Depending on the grade of your chaperone, you will be staying at their house or in their dorm room. These players have offered their time and places to you, so make sure you treat them well and thank them. Coaches also use the players to find out what you are like with no adults present. If you cause trouble for the players, the coaches will find out and your chances to play at the school become a long shot.
Testing Each Other Out
These visits are a great chance for you to see what the campus and your future teammates act like. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions about the school, the facilities, the coaches, and everything you need to evaluate the university. You also have more time to spend with coaches and see if you have good chemistry with them. Unlike high school, you will be spending a lot of time with your coach from traveling, meetings, and longer seasons.
We are very excited for you as you navigate the recruiting process and start going on overnight college visits. Make sure you spend a lot of time finding what you like and don’t like about a campus and the athletic facilities. If you have questions on visit rules, you can check out this article. If you have any questions, you can reach out here!