How to walk on to a college football team

Step-by-step Instructions

Here is what you need to do...
Step 1

This is going to be a long process and shouldn't be taken lightly. Not many athletes get the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. The first step to walking onto a college football team is contacting the coaching staff and sending them a highlight tape or game film. If the coach decides that your talent doesn't reach approval for a scholarship, they will have you "walk on."

Step 2

The second step to the process is determining with the coach weather you will be a preferred walk on, or will need to try out to make the roster. A preferred walk on is a player that doesn't receive a scholarship.

Step 3

So this may go one of two directions, lets say all goes well and you are a preferred walk on. This is great, now work everyday and practice to make improvements. Now lets say the coach tells you that you have to walk on. These are the steps you should take.

Step 4

Determine with the coach which position would be best for you to try out at. This will give you a baseline to work with.

Step 5

Next ask the coach when date is for try outs. Plan this far ahead in time making no plans for nearly a week ahead of time to mentally prepare yourself for try outs.

Step 6

The next step is to start training. Depending on the amount of time you have before try outs begin to get stronger and faster. Find a good workout program and stick to until try outs.

Step 7

Show up to try outs and compete until the end. Try outs will usually include a 40 yard dash, lifting, position drills, vertical and broad jumps.

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Every college coach is usually going to have to tell a college freshman to get bigger, faster, and stronger. Show up to try outs at the highest level of fitness you can. This will only help you in the long run.

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