Sports portfolio- layout and design: Whe

Sports portfolio- layout and design:

When considering how you would like to design your athletes sports portfolio, there are a few simple things that you need to consider if you want to catch the attention of a very busy college coach.

1- Lay the portfolio out in chronological order, from most recent achievements to earlier ones. A college coach doesn’t have much time to look for information, and they will want to know most recent accomplishments first.

2- Grouping items into individual sections, beginning with the topics your athlete is most passionate about can make the document look simple, yet effective.

3- Try to keep the design element clean and simple. Big bold headings, boarders, and pictures can distract the coaches eye from the real gold.

4- Use a matched colour scheme that is not too bright, nor too dull. This will create a consistency throughout the whole portfolio.

5- It is a good idea to create a small logo or watermark for your athlete. You can put this on each page of the portfolio, making it easily identifiable in the case of a mix up or separation.

6- College admissions officers would be very appreciative if you were able to use tabs and labels for easy reference. This will save admissions a ton of time and will provide them with a clean, well-organised portfolio, that is easy to reference back to.

7- On the cover page, you should include; your athletes first and last name; the name of their current high school, expected year of graduation, full address and phone number, and an email address . You can get a little more creative with the design aspect of the cover page. However, I would still keep the flair to bare minimum.

These are just a few pointers to get you started. Join me in my Facebook group where I will be holding a FREE live workshop and you will learn all of this and so much more. Join our amazing community at today. Until then, stay happy in sport and take care.

What do you find the most challenging part of securing sports scholarships and maximising opportunity from year 9 for your athlete?

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