Our players receive countless camp invites from junior teams every year. We help them sort through the invites to find out which camps are worth their time and money.
Below are five ways to find out if the team who sent you a camp invite is genuinely interested in you as a player.
- Is the email personalized to your name? If the email isn’t personalized to you, it is probable that it was a mass email sent out by the team. A “Dear Player” headline is a giveaway that it was a mass email that potentially could have been sent out to hundreds of players.
- Did your teammates receive the email? Some junior teams will send invites to entire AAA midget teams. It’s always a good idea to ask your teammates if they received the same email.
- Has the team called you or talked to you? Not always, but as a rule if a team is interested in signing you for the following season, they will take the time to call you or chat with you after a game.
- What does your advisor or coach have to say? Always ask the people who are looking out for your best interests. They will usually know what a team’s depth chart looks like, coaches’ reputations and if a team is genuinely interested or just blowing smoke.
- Did the coach or scout say specifically what he liked about your game? If you speak to a coach or scout, they should be able to tell you what they like about your game and where they see you on their depth chart. If not, it’s possible they aren’t that interested in you.