I spent 5 years as a Division1 women’s basketball college coach. During those 5 years, I spoke to dozens of girls basketball players and their parents.
The most shocking thing about the conversations— players and their parents rarely had questions. As a college basketball coach, I’m asking questions to get to know players and their families, to see if they are a fit for our program, to see if players are interested in our program, and to learn more about what players are looking for in a women’s basketball program and school.
However, players and their parents aren’t doing the same. They aren’t asking questions to learn more about our school, our team, our players, our coaching staff, our culture, our playing style, our academic programs, our career development, our student development, mental health, etc.
I thought about it. Players and parents want to learn about the schools and programs recruiting them. However, they don’t really know the right questions to ask.
I decided to provide the questions.