2017 Fall Season Begins With Recruitment

The collegiate season is upon us, and several teams made their way back to campus to put on a recruitment blitz. Over the past year we have offered several Team Development and Recruitment tips, let’s see what boxes were checked in our first 2017 Fall recruiting blitz.

1) Use your social media presence

Each of our teams featured in this article used social media as part of their call out to recruit new skiers. Remember to tag @thencwsa in the caption, tweet, or picture!

2) Get your message out everywhere!

Purdue University chalked their sidewalks!

3) Bring a boat!

University of Nebraska brought a boat to campus, that always gets the eyeballs!

4) Don’t forget your tri-fold!


The University of Nebraska, The Ohio State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Arkansas remembered the tips of many alumni on how a good tri-fold and poster can help display many team highlights!

5) Free food!

University of Arkansas made sure all attendees knew there was going to be pizza at their call out meeting!

6) Dogs!!!

The University of Arkansas must have been reading all of our tips, because they also brought a dog to help recruit.

7) Be creative and unique


Arkansas brought their “land” ski out to help recruit, the University of Cincinnati got some help from their mascot, and Purdue University got some help from a some well positioned ski equipment and a statue on campus! The University of Nebraska and The Ohio State University made sure to bring some quirkiness with those life jackets to grab the eyeballs!

8) Build on your team unity

Missouri State posted a team picture to help build on their team spirit with their call out.

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit!

Collegiate season has started for many schools, and is around the corner for many others! Let’s all recruit, grow, and bring this great sport to as many people as we can



Adam Koehler

Skied with the Illini Waterski Team and the Marquette Waterski Team. Past winner of the NCWSA Outstanding Leader Award. Former NCWSA Operations Committee Chair and current NCWSA Secretary.