Before you decide which schools you would like to visit, it is a good idea to compile a list of questions that you would like the answers to so you can make a good evaluation of each school you see. Below are some examples to help you start your list.
Questions for the coach.
What events are you recruiting for next year?
What are you looking for in an athlete?
Who would I see for academic advice?
What is your coaching philosophy?
What is expected of riders during the off-season?
How are injuries handled?
What is expected academically from the riders on the team?
What is the graduation rate of the athletes at the school?
What is the average time it takes to receive a degree while being an athlete?
Will my scholarship cover my education during my fifth year if I need it?
Can you describe the training and the medical staff that are available to the athletes?
What type of training and workout facilities do you have and what are the training schedules like?
Questions to ask other Athletes currently at the school.
What does a typical day at school look like?
How many hours a night are spent studying?
Do the coaches make themselves available for individual concerns?
How do the professors view athletes and athletics at the school?
What are the dining facilities like?
How do you like the living arrangements?
If you had to do it over again would you still attend this school?
Questions to ask the Academic Personnel:
Will it be difficult to register for classes considering that I have time restraints due to my athletic training?
When do we have to declare a major?
What are the academic standards in my field of interest?