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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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Dec 26, 2018

In this milestone episode, we're going right for the most important content you'll get on this podcast. Recruiting expert Jon Fugler gives you exactly what you need to impress college coaches.

[This is the #1 most popular episode of 2018. Originally EP 100]

It comes down to three things, and talent is NOT at the top of the list.  Jon knows what college coaches are looking for in a recruit and how they can spot a potential scholarship athlete.  You'll know, too, by the end of this episode.

Delivered with a strong conviction and intense enthusiasm, Jon believes this content is at the core of your recruiting success.  This show must hit the ears of the student-athlete, so make sure your kid listens.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook. Kindle and print.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book. Get it FREE with a 30-day free trial with Audible.

The FREE download:  The Recruiting Power Pack

Send Jon any recruiting questions

Dec 18, 2018

In a day when time is more valuable than ever, how can you make the most of the time you spend on pursuing an athletic scholarship?  There are so many avenues you can choose, but they aren’t all leading down the road to success.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler teaches you how to multiply your efforts.  He’ll share content from his Athletic Scholarship Playbook, an authoritative guide on achieving your scholarship dream.

This is the #2 most popular episode of 2018, airing first in January as Episode 79. As we close out the year, we're featuring the top three episodes.

Multiplication comes when the parent and athlete work together.  Jon will explain how to do this most effectively.  It’s not just handling the tasks.  There’s more to it, starting with a healthy attitude and good relationship.

Listen to Jon’s clear advice.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle, Paperback.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book

The New Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System

Dec 11, 2018

NOTE: This was the third most downloaded episode of the year. As we round out 2018, we want to bring you the top three episodes, as determined by listeners. This was Episode #108...

Receiving an athletic scholarship doesn't mean all your expenses are paid for. The real cost of college for scholarship athletes may be a shocker for some families.

In this episode, Jon Fugler interviews Jim Cook, a former high school coach, a dad of talented athletes and a man who has helped sports families work through the financial issues of college.

In this candid interview, Jim opens up about personal experiences with families he has counseled and passes along good advice to listeners.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio book for Free from Audible with a 30-day free trial.

The Recruiting Power Pack free download.

Dec 4, 2018

This episode comes to you from South Africa, where Jon Fugler shares three things about the recruiting opportunity you have. Jon says that it sometimes takes moving out of your comfort zone to see the unique position you're in.

Learn about three things that will empower you to take the next step to an athletic scholarship. He'll also share his unusual and tentative experience at the US Embassy in Swaziland.

You'll find this on-location episode refreshing, insightful and even entertaining. Set yourself up for success as we close out 2018 and head into a new year and fresh start.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The New Athletic Scholarship System

The Recruiting Power Pack

 

Nov 21, 2018

This is a high speed journey through the recruiting funnel. Jon Fugler covered it in detail in Episodes 114-120, but this gives you a good overview in one listening.

Learn what it takes to become a recruited athlete and the keys to pursuing the process until your final school choice.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting Power Pack free download including the Resume template

The New Recruit-Me System

Nov 14, 2018

Your shortest distance to an athletic scholarship is a straight line. In the real world, that doesn't happen. However, there are short cuts you can take that will speed up the process and help you get better results.

Specifically, Jon Fugler explains short cuts that will reduce your time, save you money and help you find the right fit school faster.

Jon sets the table by revealing one of the biggest enemies of athletes and families: too much information. In fact, it can cost you a scholarship because you'll be overwhelmed, uncertain and distracted. This leads to discouragement and abandoning your efforts. Lack of clarity and direction does that.

This episode will help you press "re-set" as you move into 2019. Now's the time to make your plans.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The New Recruit-Me System-- just released November 1

Video: The Recruiting Funnel Explained

Email Jon with questions

The Recruiting Funnel Podcast Series

 

Nov 5, 2018

The recruiting road is not all well-paved. There are a lot of bumps and potholes along the way. That's the reality of this process.

Our Recruiting Funnel series concludes with this episode, as Jon Fugler shares how to overcome the most common recruiting and scholarship barriers.

Specifically, he goes through seven and gives solutions to each. You'll also hear the encouraging story of a family that went through the funnel successfully.

The NEW Recruit-Me System is now available at www.recruit-me.com/system.

Nov 4, 2018

You may not be at the point of making your final school choice, but you need to prepare now. What you do on the front end of recruiting will make a big difference how it all turns out.

Know now what factors are involved and you can begin thinking with the end in mind. In this episode, Jon Fugler coaches you on how to make the most important decision: your school choice. He shares three tips that will help you. You can begin using these three tips early on in your recruiting process.

The final school choice is the last element of the funnel and tomorrow Jon will conclude this Recruiting Funnel series by helping you tackle the most common barriers in recruiting.

Purchase the NEW Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System at www.recruit-me.com/system.

Nov 3, 2018

We're moving through the Recruiting Funnel, and often things slow down at the stage Jon discusses today-- Day 5. How can you stay on a coach's radar once you're on it? Many athletes get discouraged when it seems like the coach has lost interest.

Jon shares a secret that will make sure you're staying in the game with coaches. While other athletes drop off, you'll continue to be noticed and recruited.

At the end, Jon shares another golden nugget.

The New Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System is now available at www.recruit-me.com/system.  You can reach Jon at jon@recruit-me.com.

 

Nov 2, 2018

It's one of the most strategic elements in recruiting. Video. This is recruiting in 3D. And it's important that you get it right.

Jon Fugler leads the way on Day 4 of the series "The Recruiting Funnel: From Prospect to Scholarship." He'll give you clarity on some of your unanswered questions about video.

He'll dig deep into the production aspect, and set you at ease if you think you need a polished video. Jon explains that talent wins every time-- not video production.

Come away knowing what should be on your video and in what sequence.

The new Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System has just launched. Get it at www.recruit-me.com/system.

Nov 1, 2018

There's a lot of talk about getting on a coach's radar, but this is a two-way street. You need to have radar, too. What do we mean by that?

It's Day 3 of "The Recruiting Funnel: From Prospect to Scholarship," and Jon Fugler explains a little-known secret about setting up radar that will radically change your recruiting outcome.

Without being intentional about this, your recruiting efforts can become confusing, overwhelming and frustrating. By applying a specific way of tracking your communication with coaches, you'll be miles ahead of other families.

This is Launch Day for the brand new Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System. Find out how you can help yourself to an athletic scholarship at www.recruit-me.com/system.

Oct 31, 2018

Getting on a coach's radar is just the first step. Becoming one of his or her bigger prospects means you have to become a bigger blip on the radar.

In Day 2 for this Recruiting Funnel series, Jon Fugler explains how one athlete became a bigger blip and then a scholarship athlete. From there Jon shares the specifics of how this will work for you. He camps on this point: Stand out in the crowd.

Jon closes with a golden nugget that will help you keep your recruiting process fresh as you move through the funnel.

Be sure to preview the new Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System at www.recruit-me.com/system.

Oct 30, 2018

Getting yourself into the Recruiting Funnel is a non-negotiable when it comes to getting a scholarship. In this opening day of a 7-day series, Jon Fugler shows you how you can get into funnel and how other athletes have done it.

Over the next week, Jon will take you through the entire funnel in this special podcast series: "The Recruiting Funnel: From Prospect to Scholarship."

Master the funnel and you've mastered recruiting. Let's see what it takes and go for it.

Be sure to check out the New Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System. Preview it at www.recruit-me.com/system.

Oct 23, 2018

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Scholarships don't just happen. Neither does recruiting. Only certain kinds of athletes reach their scholarship goal, and one of them can certainly be you.

Last episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler tackled the biggest recruiting issue. This episode, he goes deeper by presenting three distinctives of recruited athletes. His thoughts might surprise you at first, but when you hear what he says, but soon this will make sense.

As usual, this is practical advice you can apply right away. The clock is ticking on your window of opportunity. Jon will help you maximize this valuable time.

Jon also tells you about his upcoming podcast series, "The Recruiting Funnel: How to Go from Prospect to Scholarship." And he shares about the November 1 launch of the New Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Previous episode: "How to Get Exposure- the Biggest Recruiting Challenge"

The Recruiting Power Pack-- Free instant download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle, Paperback and Audiobook

Contact Jon

Oct 16, 2018

How can I get exposure? That's the #1 challenge high school athletes face. In this episode, Jon Fugler provides keys to solving that problem.

This is is the beginning of a series that gives you a game plan to become a recruited athlete. Getting exposure happens for talented athletes who do certain things on and off the field.

Learn the first key in this episode with actions you can take right away.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Contact Jon

Oct 2, 2018

You have to make a decision and often it’s tough. Especially when it comes to choosing the right school. When you have a few schools in the mix you’ve got to have a way to compare. 

Jon Fugler shares a tool that will give you objectivity in the process. Stack one program against another and see which ones float to the top. Don’t let your emotions determine one of the biggest choices of your life. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Submit your recruiting question to Jon

Sep 25, 2018

Fear strikes the heart of a scholarship-seeking family when they panic with this statement: "It's too late!"

You might be there now. If not, you'll likely be there at some point. In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler helps you overcome this thought. He'll encourage you and give you steps you can take to fight this "too late" fear.

It's crunch time and Jon explains what to do.  He lays the foundation for success and concludes with the 66-day challenge. It could be exactly what you need now. 

New lose hope. It's never too late. But you'll need to be aggressive in your efforts to make up for lost time.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The free Recruiting Power Pack download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents

66-Day Challenge

Ask Jon your recruiting question. He'll answer it in a future episode.

Sep 11, 2018

(Note: This episode was recorded just hours before Jon evacuated North Carolina, with Hurricane Florence on the way). It's frustrating when talented athletes put out their best efforts to get recruited and can't get on coaches' radars. That's the problem facing one family that asked a good question in our One Question Series.

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler goes into detail to provide the answer that might help you if you're seeking the attention of coaches and it's just not happening. There is a solution. In fact, more than one.

This week's question actually has three elements to it. Whether one element relates to you or you identify with all three, listen closely as Jon tackles the issues. The biggest one he dives into is the lack of response when this family has made a sincere effort to grab the attention of over four dozen coaches.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Free Recruiting Power Pack, included the Player Profile Template

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Get the Audiobook Free with your free Audible trial.

Ask Jon your recruiting question

Sep 5, 2018

Receiving an athletic scholarship doesn't mean all your expenses are paid for. The real cost of college for scholarship athletes may be a shocker for some families.

In this episode, Jon Fugler interviews Jim Cook, a former high school coach, a dad of talented athletes and a man who has helped sports families work through the financial issues of college.

In this candid interview, Jim opens up about personal experiences with families he has counseled and passes along good advice to listeners.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio book for Free from Audible with a 30-day free trial.

The Recruiting Power Pack free download.

Ask Jon your recruiting question for next week's episode.

Aug 28, 2018

We received a great question from a listener in our "One Question Series."  It's about video and what content to include so the coach will watch the whole thing.

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler answers the question and gives details on an athlete's video.  He'll explain what to include, what order and especially what a college coach is looking for.

Find out, also, how you can have a free copy of Jon's audio book.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free 30-day trial with Audible.  Get Jon's book free.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle, Paperback and Audible

Recruiting Power Pack-- free download

Ask Jon your recruiting question.

Aug 22, 2018

It's one of the most dangerous things an athlete can do and it could kill your scholarship chances.  Many athletes today are accepting verbal offers, even as early as 8th grade. 

This week's question is from a parent whose son has received a verbal offer, and she has some good questions about that offer.

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler tells a heartbreaking story and then explains clearly why her son or any athlete should never accept a verbal offer.  There are several reasons, and Jon covers them.

Jon also explains how you can get the information you need from a coach to find out early on what he or she might be offering down the road.

In a day when we want to sew up the scholarship offer as early as possible, there is a big temptation to accept a verbal offer.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Get the Audible version of The Athletic Scholarship Playbook for FREE.

The FREE Recruiting Power Pack.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

Email Jon with your recruiting question.

Aug 15, 2018

Almost every talented high school athlete has a choice to make at least once.  And this choice is a family decision:

Which competitive team should I play for? 

The question comes up when you're sought after by more than one club or competitive team coach. 

And that leads a family to wonder if playing on the better team --or even a competitive or club team -- increases scholarship chances.  On this week's episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler answers a father's question about his daughter's situation.  She has been asked by two teams to play with them. 

What are the recruiting implications?  Jon addresses this question and brings up a couple other points, too.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Download the Free Recruiting Power Pack

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Sign up for Audible free for a month and get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book for FREE.

Email your recruiting question to Jon.

Aug 7, 2018

This week's question comes from Kayleigh, an athlete who expresses what other athletes are thinking, "How can I know when a coach is really interested in me?" 

Recruiting shouldn't be a guessing game, but it often is.  The key is getting clarity all the way through the process with as many coaches as possible.  That's the way it should be in a perfect world, but the reality is that it is not.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler takes this question apart and delivers and answer that goes beneath the surface. He reads into the question to what the athlete really might be asking.

Get clarification in your recruiting game plan as you listen.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting Power Pack-- FREE Download

Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents

NCAA Recruiting Calendars

NCAA recent rule change article

Ask Jon a recruiting question.  He'll answer it on an upcoming episode in this One Question Series

 

Jul 31, 2018

One of the biggest thrills in recruiting is to experience an official visit.  There's something about knowing that your athlete is valuable enough for a school to spend money on him or her.

Any visit, official or unofficial, is the best way to get to know a school, program and coach as you narrow down your choices.  There's no substitute for a face-to-face encounter.

The question in our One Question Series is all about recruiting trips.  Beth's daughter is a talented athlete and is starting to get invitations. 

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler goes into detail about recruiting trips.  Listen so you can be prepared for trips your family makes to check out programs.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack free download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in several formats

Email your recruiting question to Jon

NCAA website on official visits

 

Jul 24, 2018

Parents and athletes often ask how they can get recruiting help from the athlete's high school coach?  Certainly, the coach can put in a good word with a number of college coaches.

However, more often than not, the high school coach falls far short of the family's expectations.  In most cases, the coach isn't much help, which is disappointing.

In this episode of the "One Question" series, recruiting expert Jon Fugler tackles this big question.  He helps you make sense of the situation and explains what you can do to bridge the gap.

Have your question featured in a future episode in this series.  Simply email Jon at jon@recruit-me.com and he will respond on the podcast in this series.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack free download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in several formats

Email your recruiting question to Jon

 

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