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The Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship Podcast with Brent Hanks

This is the podcast for parents and athletes that explores every aspect of recruiting and athletic scholarships. It’s coaching you can apply to your family’s athletic scholarship pursuit. Recruit-Me Owner & CEO Brent Hanks is your host. You'll hear practical insights that you can apply from Brent and other recruiting experts, college coaches, NCAA officials and college planners.
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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 31, 2017

Kathy Connor, a decorated collegiate swimmer in the 80s, is back with us.  She is a college planning expert and we continue the conversation about the four elements of choosing the school with the best fit.

In this episode, Jon Fugler and Kathy center on the athletic fit.  If you missed the first three elements, be sure to listen to Episode 67 first.

Recruiting isn't a science, but it involves human relationships.  Kathy confirms that in the advice she gives parents and athletes.  She draws on her work with hundreds of families as she shares her thoughts with Jon.

Families often have their sights set in the wrong direction, so Kathy's words will give you some valuable insight so your focus is on the right things.

One of the highlights of this episode is how Kathy says an athlete should respond when he or she is turned down by the coach.  You'll be surprised at her answer.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free download:  Free first chapter of The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: Kindle and Paperback editions

NCAA recruiting calendars

Oct 24, 2017

"It's my passion to help students find a place where they will thrive and grow."  That comment comes from former scholarship athlete and champion Kathy Connor, and she's Jon Fugler's guest on this episode.

Kathy is now a college placement expert and has helped hundreds of families navigate the road to college-- and find the right school.  She guides sports families and non-sports families.

You'll hear her share four factors involved in finding the right school if you're a student-athlete.  Kathy's insights are perfect for the family that wants a complete picture of the road to college.  We tend to overemphasize athletics, but that's just one aspect of the journey to the right school.

Kathy is not only a scholarship athlete herself, but will send a scholarship athlete off to college next year.  So her experience is extensive. 

Think bigger in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Freebie:  Chapter one of The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle and Paperback formats

Kathy Connor's website

The Fiske Guide

 

Oct 17, 2017

From the stellar quote by the legendary John Wooden to practical advice on being an athlete of character, recruiting expert and author Jon Fugler addresses one of the most important aspects of recruiting.

One bad decision can cost a student-athlete a scholarship and can even put an end to his or her competing future.  That's how important character is for your scholarship future.

Jon shares an insightful article which has some solid advice from a college coach.  Hear what this coach advises his athletes at every practice when it comes to making wise decisions and staying out of trouble.

Jon also gives you some practical advice on how to be a "character," in a good way.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Full interview with Steve Englehart

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook e-book and paperback

FREEBIE:  First chapter of The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Tell Jon how you've presented yourself uniquely to coaches

 

Oct 10, 2017

Jon Fugler makes this statement: "I am convinced that most athletes who can compete at the next level can get an athletic scholarship.  Unfortunately, most families don’t know how to make that happen.

"Families have been led to believe they need an expert or a high powered, expensive recruiting service to get their son or daughter an athletic scholarship."

In this episode, Jon will make some more bold statements to let you know that you can be empowered to do it yourself in a scholarship pursuit.

He'll share seven reason why you shouldn't use a recruiting service.  For instance, it can cause damage to your recruiting efforts and can cost you thousands of unnecessary dollars.

Jon will go into detail with some points that will help you clarify why you have the freedom and power to succeed on your own. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Download the first chapter of Jon's book FREE.  The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle or paperback.

 

Oct 3, 2017

This episode is different.  This is a sobering week for our nation as the tragedy of the Las Vegas shootings numbs all of us.

Jon Fugler speaks his heart about what he feels needs to be said to parents and athletes in light of the shootings.  Each one of us is processing this dark event differently.  One thing is sure -- it has had an effect on all of us.

So why bring this into the athletic scholarship discussion?  Because it has a dramatic effect on our priorities and the way we view life... and athletic scholarships.

Jon's words will make you think, discuss and hopefully change the way you've been approaching this whole recruiting world. 

Please leave your comments and thoughts for Jon by email or on the Recruit-Me Facebook page.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Email Jon

Recruit-Me Facebook Page

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

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