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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 31, 2019

You can have talent, vision, goals, values and the best intentions, but without this final element your recruiting efforts will fall flat. Your athletic scholarship dream is too critical to leave out this piece of your recruiting framework.

For the past four episodes in this series, Jon Fugler has equipped you to do it right in 2020. He caps off the series by sharing specific things you need to execute in the new year. It's going to take time and effort, but the payoff will be worth it all.

What is this final, most important piece of the Recruiting Framework? Listen carefully as Jon explains. Then get your pen and notebook out to put his counsel into action.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Coming in January: The Recruit-Me Planner and Journal

Dec 24, 2019

We've covered the top and bottom pieces of the Recruiting Framework. Today's episode will explore something that will keep you in the recruiting lane. It's the right-side boundary that will be seen and analyzed by coaches.

Listen as Jon Fugler discusses this critical piece and how to make sure it works to your favor. It can be your best friend or worst enemy. Once you listen to this episode, have a family meeting and explore what you should do next to make this third piece what it needs to be.

Next, week, Jon wraps up this series with the fourth and final piece of the Recruiting Framework.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Ask Jon a recruiting question

Dec 17, 2019

Doubt looms in most every sports family's mind. Unless your son or daughter is a highly recruited athlete, you wonder if they have the talent to get a scholarship. In this episode, Jon Fugler discusses the second piece of the Recruiting Framework: Talent.

He'll give you perspective. By looking at this issue from a different angle, you'll see some things that will give you hope, confidence and a strategy. Jon has been helping families for nearly 20 years, and he has a solid perspective on what it takes talent-wise to get a scholarship.

One of the things Jon discusses is getting an honest assessment from a college coach. There are ways to do it that aren't difficult. He'll share a couple of those ways.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruiting Power Pack

Ask Jon a question

Dec 10, 2019

Part two of this foundational series explores the top piece of your recruiting framework. Jon talks about vision and goals, the fuel that carries you through the extended recruiting process.

Vision helps you get a clear picture of your scholarship destination, while goals are the markers along the way. You need both. Jon will explain how to build your vision and set your goals.

Jon also reveals that he is publishing the Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner in January. He has a heart to for you to document your journey in a way that leads to success. A good plan executed well gets results. The Planner will be a powerful tool to help you.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Ask Jon a question.

Coming Soon: The Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner

Dec 3, 2019

Every scholarship family needs a recruiting framework. It's no wonder most sports families fail in the scholarship pursuit. They lack a framework that will define their recruiting campaign.

In this episode, Jon Fugler explains what a recruiting framework is, why you need it, what yours needs to look like and how it will lead to scholarship success.

Jon closes with a practical step to apply right away as you build your framework. 

This is a 5-part series for December, fresh material that will prepare you for 2020. In each episode, Jon will teach you in detail about one of the four sides of your framework.

Let's start.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Nov 26, 2019

The recruiting window won't be open forever. For your family, it may be months, not even years. In any case, no matter what grade you're in, you're always looking for ways to speed up the recruiting process.

In this episode, Jon Fugler tells you how. He prioritizes five ways to fast track your way to a scholarship. Claiming one of these right away will make a difference.

If you're experiencing doubt and fear, you need this episode. You'll come away with confidence, as well as clear steps of action to take. Make the rest of 2019 count. And prepare yourself for 2020.

If you're confused, taking one or more of Jon's speed-up recommendations will bring clarity. Push through uncertainty and take charge of your recruiting campaign. You've got what it takes.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook (Paperback, Kindle or Audible)

Recruiting Power Pack -- Free

Submit your recruiting question to Jon.

Nov 19, 2019

Recruiting is a long journey, so you need to break it down into bite-size pieces -- or short trips. In this episode, Jon Fugler will show you how you can maximize the next 6 months. By breaking the journey into this size segment, it's manageable. You can also have realistic expectations and experience some wins.

Staying motivated is a struggle during your recruiting journey, so this episode will help you overcome that. No matter where you are in the process, Jon's advice will advance your position.

Jon shares one secret that will especially help you experience victory in the next 6 months. It's not that complicated. I just takes effort.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruiting Power Pack-- FREE

Recruiting Checklist -- FREE

See also link address below

www.tinyurl.com/10checklist 

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook-- not free :)

 

Nov 12, 2019

For nearly 20 years, Jon Fugler has been helping high school athletes get scholarships. In this episode, he shoots straight with parents while at the same time coming alongside them in this challenging endeavor.

You'll hear Jon level with you about the pains and struggles you may be experiencing in recruiting. He delivers solutions, and makes them very clear. 

Jon's role as a scholarship coach started shortly after his twin sons earned fully paid educations at the school of their choice playing the sport they love. His desire is that your son or daughter has that same blessing. It's a family victory!

Stay with Jon throughout this special episode. Think carefully about what he says. And consider the value of responding.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System 3.0

Email Jon and jon@recruit-me.com

Question about Recruit-Me? Call Jon at 719-270-1346

Nov 5, 2019

The reality of recruiting is that it is a long journey. And you will get tired. So tired sometimes that you want to quit. But this is just a season, as Jon Fugler explains in this episode.

Jon recognizes the reality of recruiting fatigue and has a simple solution. However, you'll have to give yourself permission to act on this solution.

Don't let fatigue dictate your future. An athletic scholarship is not an easy achievement, but if you stick with it, you'll receive your reward. Be different. Don't quit. But follow Jon's advice in this episode to regain your mental and emotional energy. And a fresh perspective.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Recruiting Power Pack

Email Jon with a comment or recruiting question

Oct 30, 2019

In our special guest interview, you'll get a look at recruiting from a different angle. Keirsten Sires is a former college athlete who experienced a rocky road before it smoothed out. Her lessons led to the founding of LRT Sports, where she now helps families in a unique way.

Jon Fugler interviews Keirsten about her college sports past and the unique resource she provides for families now. It's like the Yelp of college coaches. Find out more in this fascinating discussion.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Keirsten Sires and LRT Sports

 

 

Oct 22, 2019

It's almost early signing week for a couple major sports. This might make some athletes happy, but most others are left with a feeling of anxiety?

Why not me? Will I get a scholarship? How do I get signed like they did?

These are a few of the questions you might be asking.

Don't panic! You can win this recruiting game. In this episode, Jon Fugler helps you fight the urge to panic. If there's anxiety brewing for some reason, Jon addresses that, too.

The truth is that recruiting is stressful. Anxiety will probably hit at some point. Learn how to fight it in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

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

Email Jon with your questions.

Oct 15, 2019

There's lots of activity right now on the recruiting front and parents have questions. From the basic to the complex, they are on the minds of families. 

In this episode, Jon Fugler answers four good questions submitted to him, two of them in depth. It's likely that you'll relate to one of more of the questions and need an answer.

From questions on camps to finding the right schools and programs, Jon provides clear answers. And, what should we be doing in each year of the student-athlete's pre-college career?

If you have your own question for an upcoming episode, email Jon at jon@recruit-me.com.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle, Paperback or Audiobook.

Get the step-by-step Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System

This is Free: The Recruiting Power Pack

 

Oct 9, 2019

Jon wraps up this series that will set you straight about recruiting, laying the foundation for a successful effort. The last of 10 truths will be your tracks to run on in your scholarship efforts.

This episode will enlighten and clarify. It will solve any confusion you might have about recruiting. Get out of stall mode and put your efforts in full gear.

Jon will contrast fallacies with truths. You might be surprised at the wrong things you've believed and truths you've ignored. Get straightened out as you listen.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Audio book: The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Recruiting Power Pack

Question for Jon?

Oct 1, 2019

Jon Fugler continues his discussion on the truths of recruiting. Knowing and applying these truths will lead to a better shot at scholarship success. With so much information floating around about recruiting, it's easy to get caught up in traps based on fallacies.

Jon knocks down the fallacies and sets the record straight about the truth. Save a lot of pain and money by sticking to what works. Jon gives you a second helping in this series.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Question for Jon? Email him here

FREE Recruiting Power Pack

Sep 23, 2019

Confusion abounds when it comes to recruiting. How much of what you're told is true and how much leads you astray? In this episode, Jon Fugler addresses three big fallacies that you can fall for and delivers opposing truth you should adhere to.

No matter where you are in the scholarship-seeking process, having a firm foundation is critical. Taking steps that get results is everyone's desire, but making it happen is the big challenge. You'll get what you need to do it right with Jon's advice in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Reach Jon by email

Free Recruiting Power Pack

 

Sep 17, 2019

In this day and age, when you hear the word "guaranteed," you get a little suspicious. Well, Jon Fugler says you can get guaranteed recruiting results. He tells you how in this episode.

You'll find this episode entertaining and powerful as Jon lays out one simple practice that can lead to your scholarship dream. Once you follow Jon's advice, and you can start this week, you'll see how your actions can get fast results.

This episode is for families at any stage of the recruiting game. You'll come away with solid next steps for your recruiting efforts.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Send a comment to Jon

Be sure to send a link of this episode to a few friends who could use help in their athletic scholarship pursuit.

Sep 10, 2019

As we get into the fall recruiting season, athletes and families are looking for recruiting's magic bullet. What is that one thing that will pretty much guarantee an athletic scholarship? You can't go around searching for a lot of options, because the recruiting window is limited.

Jon Fugler examines some of the hottest options seen as the magic bullet of recruiting. He'll give his experienced counsel on why none of these are IT, and then goes on to zero in on what works.

This is an episode that cuts through the clutter and gets you on course to maximize your time, money and effort in the challenging recruiting process.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Recruiting Power Pack with three great recruiting tools.

Sep 4, 2019

It's painful to cut things out of your life. Especially when they are good things. But if our lives are too crowded, we enjoy less and accomplish little.

In this episode, Jon Fugler helps you cut some things out of your recruiting strategy in order to be successful in your scholarship pursuit. 

He talks about pruning, the same painful process that goes on in the best orchards that produce the best fruit around the world. You want your recruiting efforts to produce fruit. Your fruit is an athletic scholarship. But there are things getting in the way.

Let Jon walk you through the pruning process so you can get an athletic scholarship.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruiting Power Pack-- Free

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Email Jon

Aug 27, 2019

Fall is here and it's the time of year most families hit it hard. Jon Fugler will prepare you for getting results, no matter where you are in the process.

Jon knows that you need principles that work, so he presents a handful of step-by-step principles that will get results fast. Your recruiting window is limited so you can't waste time or money. Jon makes sure you don't.

If you're haven't started pursuing an athletic scholarship, this is a great episode to help you kick it off. If you're already working on it, then this is a good check-up to make sure you're doing the right things.

Jon gets specific. You'll see how to apply his teaching right away.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents. On Amazon.

Aug 21, 2019

This week, athletic scholarship expert Jon Fugler answers one of the most-asked questions: How can I get a scholarship when I'm not the best on the team?

You'll learn what Jon has taught athletes for nearly two decades and how his strategy will work for you. Did you know that most scholarship athletes are not the best on their high school team? It's true, yet most families think the opposite. Thus, athletes don't pursue the scholarship that's waiting for them.

You'll gain confidence, clarity and direction by listening. Then you can launch into fall with the strategy that will make it a great recruiting season. Simply by following Jon's counsel. It will make sense and it's easy to do.

Be sure to download the free resources, too, which will help speed up the process. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Resources: "First Steps to an Athletic Scholarship" and the Resume/Player Profile Template in the Recruiting Power Pack.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Ask Jon a recruiting question

Aug 13, 2019

Have you ever wondered what you could do differently to get and keep the attention of college coaches? In this episode, Jon Fugler shares what is important to coaches when they are recruiting.

You'll learn three things that will give you a solid start for your fall recruiting efforts. If you're stalled, this episode will get you going again. If you need a jump-start, you'll come away with action steps. If you're just starting out, this will set you on the right path.

You're in a competitive world of recruiting, but if you have the talent to compete at the next level, you can get a scholarship. Jon drives home that point in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Ask Jon a recruiting question

 

Aug 6, 2019

Never underestimate the value of a team. You know the importance in competition. Even if you're in an individual sport, your teammates are important to your success-- and you to theirs.

The same is true in recruiting. Athletes can't do it alone. Parents definitely can't do it without the athlete. But how can you be a great team together so the scholarship becomes a reality?

In this episode, Jon Fugler works through three things the parent and athlete can do to become a great team. Athlete, if you don't have a parent to help you, you can recruit another adult, even your coach to be your teammate in recruiting. 

The first two points won't surprise you, but the third one might.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruiting Power Pack, including a player profile template

Ask Jon a question

Recruit-Me 3.0

 

Jul 30, 2019

In this episode of the summer podcast series, Jon Fugler explains one habit that you have to develop in order to get a scholarship. It's something that you can start right away and hit hard this fall.

Getting a scholarship is hard work, but if you follow Jon's advice you'll develop focus and make the most of every action you take. Learn this one habit and it will carry you through the entire recruiting process.

If you have a question for Jon, he'll be answering then in a future show. Write to him at jon@recruit-me.com.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Recruiting Power Pack

Recruit-Me 3.0

 

Jul 23, 2019

If you're a talented athlete that can compete at the next level, you can indeed get an athletic scholarship. Knowing that and really BELIEVING it are two different things.

In this episode, Jon Fugler reveals that you may have an upper limit challenge that will prevent you from getting that coveted scholarship.

These are the dog days of summer, when you might be stalled out in your scholarship pursuit. Motivation may be a problem right now. Jon helps get you past that in a hurry. 

He first explains what an upper limit challenge is and cites examples from his own life. Then he gives you solid steps of action to confront and overcome this challenge. 

Learn from Jon and also author and podcaster Dan Miller. Be a conquerer. Get the scholarship. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack- Free

Get The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

48 Days Podcast with Dan Miller

 

Jul 16, 2019

We're halfway through the summer and this episode is packed with content to give you a push for the second half.

In an extended show, recruiting expert Jon Fugler lays out four secrets to your summer recruiting success. Summer is a critical recruiting season and you want to make it count.

If you're still looking to get your summer recruiting campaign untracked, you'll get great application here. Listen in as a parent and athlete together, then discuss what you'll do the rest of this summer.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack- Free

Get The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Recruit-Me System– Step-by-Step

Ask Jon a question

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