Be recruited and compete in men’s gymnastics in college
The necessary steps in order to be recruited for men’s college gymnastics are:
1) Make sure you are constantly working on improving your poise, technique and the difficulty of your routine.
2) Meet with a recruitment expert, so you can learn about all of the requirements and guidelines.
3) Send out a personalized and professional introduction letter to every potential college coach.
4) Hire a recruitment specialist to create a marketing package that includes a link to a highlight video that you can email to coaches after you have made first contact.
5) Invite coaches to your gymnastic meets, so college coaches can see you in action.
6) Get good grades! Coaches will always pick a gymnast who has received academic awards over someone who struggles with their studies.
7) Obtain a letter of recommendation from your current gymnastics coach.
8) Build positive relationships with college coaches by keeping them informed on all of your recent achievements.
How male gymnasts are evaluated
Coaches want physical strong gymnasts who have poise and precision. They also need the coordination, strength and ability to participate and place in the top 3 for collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships.
If you are competing at the national level then you have a great chance of receiving a full gymnastic sports scholarship. Coaches will also want to look at a well written sports resume, dynamic videos of successful and difficult routines and references from current coaches.
Academic requirements for college men’s gymnastics recruits
Your education should be just as important as your dedication to gymnastics. An athlete’s grades are fundamental to being accepted into a college program. The admission office expects to see a 3.0 grade point average and a 1000 or higher score on your SATs in addition to your impressive gymnastics history.
Why men’s college gymnastic camps matter
Gymnastics is about gracefully displaying your strength and precision in competition and that is exactly what camps are designed to do! They give you an opportunity to show off your skill in front of potential coaches against other strong gymnasts.
If you are hoping to be recruited for gymnastics at the college level, then you need to take advantage of an opportunity to improve your exposure. You also need to be constantly challenging yourself and increasing the difficulty of your routine, which is why summer gymnastics camps are so beneficial. They will help you expand on your current moves and teach you how to go from great high school gymnasts to a top quality college athlete.