Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Recruiting 101
NCAA Will Allow Use of Snapchat
Share:   

Our friends at NCSA Recruiting bring you a look at how to approach college tennis recruiting. This month, NCSA takes a look at the NCAA's position on Snapchat.

The landscape of social media is continuously changing, and it seems as though a new form of social media catches on every few months. The NCAA watches social media very closely and gauges how it is used as a form of communication between a recruit and a coach.

The latest addition to the social media landscape is Snapchat, an app that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These photographs and videos are known as "snaps". Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their snaps, after which are hidden from the recipient's device and deleted from Snapchat's servers.

Beginning on Aug. 1, 2014 the NCAA will allow student-athletes and college coaches to communicate through Snapchat. The NCAA has not gone into detail about how Snapchat will be regulated on the recruiting trail, but right now it appears that it will be allowed from a coach's perspective. Be sure to keep an eye on future NCAA rules and regulations for Snapchat.

Student-athletes need to behave appropriately in all forums, even a private one like Snapchat. Recruits should be particularly aware of how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, work. It's hard to overstate the importance of being aware of the consequences of bad judgment on social media. Anyone can post a picture of another student, and appearing in a bad light on a social media site like Facebook might result in the loss of a scholarship offer.

 

Click here to learn more about the recruiting process from NCSA Recruiting - and to start connecting with college coaches.

 

About NCSA Athletic Recruiting

NCSA was founded in 2000 to help student athletes and their families navigate the cutthroat, competitive, and often confusing world of college recruiting.

Our team of former college athletes, coaches and scouts, our network of 99% of American college coaches, and our custom technology and tools give you the edge you need in the most important game of your life.

Serious tennis players should consider joining the 1,400 college tennis coaches and 18,000 tennis players already in the NCSA network.

Click here to learn more about NCSA.

 
 

About Wilson

Wilson Tennis is proud to sponsor the Recruiting 101 series of articles at TennisRecruiting.net.

Connect with Wilson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube - or on their website.

 

Leave a Comment

 

More Recruiting 101 Articles

8-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16 : I Didn't Sign an NLI - Now What?
So you did not get the spot or the scholarship you had been hoping for; maybe you turned down offers to wait for something else or you may have found yourself not receiving any scholarship offers this time around. I know this can feel quite disconcerting, and you may feel like all is lost. I am here to tell you all is not lost, and that it is all going to work out just fine for you.

7-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: What the FAFSA Changes Mean for Recruiting
In a rare move, deadlines changes been made to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA. These modifications have an impact on money available for financial scholarships, which can also change timing in the recruiting process. Recruiting expert Marcia Frost breaks down the changes ...

3-Nov-2016
Countdown: Drawing Attention from College Coaches
Dear Coach - My name is David Mullins and I started playing tennis at the age of 10. It all started when my father took me to a local park and threw some tennis balls to me. Since then ... blah, blah, blah, blah ... I cannot tell you how many times I received letters like this from players - telling me their entire tennis and life histories. I am here to tell you that college coaches do not care about any of this, well, at least not initially.

 
 Recruiting 101 Index |   Subscribe

 
 WILSON TENNIS
 
Generation Fast Ep. 3: Ugo Humbert
 
Wilson Tennis catches up with France's Ugo Humbert as he stays mentally focused and physically tough to secure his spot in the top 10 nationally.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
12/07 Javier Esteban chooses Wheaton (MA)
12/07 Andrea Giacobbo chooses TCNJ
12/07 Mia Pittman chooses Mount St. Mary's (MD)
12/06 Haley Fujimori chooses Linfield
12/06 Peter Hartman chooses Colgate
12/06 Jasmine Abidi chooses Dartmouth
12/06 Blake Croyder chooses Georgia
12/05 AnnMartin Skelly chooses Middlebury
12/05 Emily Bian chooses Middlebury
12/05 Sam Sauter chooses Colgate

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 ATP GEAR - RACQUETS
  Milos Raonic
 
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)
Was: $199.00  Now: $179.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Roger Federer
 
Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
Buy Now: $249.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
 
Wilson Pro Staff 97
Was: $199.00  Now: $179.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Ernests Gulbis
 
Wilson Burn 100
Was: $199.00  Now: $99.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
 
 
RECENT HEADLINES
ITA NEWS
THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
12/07 Vismane Defeats No. 2 Seed Anisimova, Kirkov Ousts No. 7 Seed Caruana in Second Round Metropolia Orange Bowl Action
12/06 Qualifier Sridhar Defeats Sigouin, Thomas Downs Etcheverry in Metropolia Orange Bowl First Round Action
12/05 2016 World Junior Champion Potapova Starts Orange Bowl with Win, Top US Girls Seeds Advance; USA Wins Sixth Straight Master'U Championship; Shane Claims Waco Futures Title
12/04 Carle Comeback Secures Eddie Herr ITF Title; Kecmanovic Wins Boys Championship; Volynets Takes 16s Title, Pielet and Khan Win 14s Championships
12/03 Kecmanovic and Sigouin Meet for Eddie Herr ITF Title, Gracheva and Carle in Girls Final; Six Americans Play for Eddie Herr Championships in 12s, 14s and 16s Divisions
Colette Lewis has covered topflight junior events as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Read her weekly column, follow her on Twitter, and and find more of her daily commentary at ZooTennis.
 

Page updated on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Contact our web team with any corrections