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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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Jul 8, 2019

In this episode, discover how to have an edge over other recruits by unlocking a secret that will radically change your recruiting thinking and strategy.

You've probably never thought of using this strategy, which can be summed up in one word. But if you do, you'll experience great progress, starting this summer. In fact, unlocking the secret is ideal for the summer.

What is this secret? You'll have to listen to Jon explain it fully and then hear him give you specific steps of action you can take now. Your scholarship journey is about to take a sharp turn in the right direction.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback 

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

 

 

Jul 2, 2019

There are five things you can do to increase your value in the eyes of college coaches. You can work on those things this summer. If you do, you'll reap the rewards this fall.

In this episode, Jon Fugler helps you get an edge on other recruits. The five things he covers will put you in a class of your own. Follow through on them and you'll set yourself apart.

For instance, one of the things Jon covers is to develop and show leadership qualities. When a coach watches you, he or she looks at more than your talents. He watches how you interact with teammates. If you emerge as a leader, combined with talent, you're moving up the list fast. Jon gives you suggestions on how to develop your leadership skills.

This summer is your opportunity to work on the five areas Jon presents. You have the time, so go for it before the busyness of fall arrives.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback 

 

 

 

Jun 25, 2019

We can learn from each other. In recruiting, it's always best to learn from someone who has been successful. Such is the case in this episode, as Jon Fugler talks with Brent Hanks, a dad who has one son competing at a D1 university and another one still in high school.

You'll come away with ideas that work. Brent shares the story of how his son was recruited, thanks to the hard and smart work of the two of them. Brent takes lessons learned into the recruiting process with his second son, and he tells us what he is doing to maximize the summer.

Brent closes with advice for parents and athletes. Enjoy the conversation!

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback 

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

 

Jun 18, 2019

The clock is ticking and summer is about to be in full swing. If you want to make the most progress this summer, you need to know your next step every day you wake up.

In this episode, Jon Fugler helps you discover what the next step is TODAY, and how to figure it out every day this summer. You'll be motivated to get and stay on the right path. And you'll be surprised how simple it is.

If you're lost in too much activity and information on recruiting, this episode is for you. It will clear your head and give you clear direction. 

Be sure to do the homework that Jon gives in the show! it's vital for your success.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback 

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

 

Jun 11, 2019

You need to gain ground this summer in your scholarship pursuit. To do that, you need quick response from as many coaches as possible. They are in recruiting mode with every sport being out of season now.

In this episode, you'll hear Jon Fugler present key elements in beginning a relationship with college coaches. He'll remind you that the first communication is a handshake, not a chance to tell your life story. You want coaches to respond, and Jon will give you tips on making that happen this summer.

Are you ready to put in the time? If so, then you're ready for what Jon has to say.

In addition, you'll hear an insightful question from a parent on how to have the hard conversation about money with college coaches. Jon shares his thoughts.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback

Jun 4, 2019

In your race to the scholarship finish line, the key is to keep as many options open as possible. That means you need to maintain the interest of college coaches all the way through the process.

But how do you do that? Coaches seem to lose interest. It's easier to keep their interest rather than trying to win it back. In this episode, Jon Fugler shares four solid actions you must take to keep college coaches' interest long-term.

This is the first in the summer recruiting series. You'll need to maximize our recruiting time this summer. It's the one time of year when all sports are out of season, making it easier for coaches to get out and see the talent they are recruiting.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback

 

May 28, 2019

With summer on the doorstep, being seen by college coaches has to be a priority. They'll be out there evaluating prospects. Getting coaches to see you compete isn't an easy task, but Jon Fugler explains how in this episode.

Jon shares from personal experience with his twin sons, as well what he sees working today. Your summer months are key recruiting days. This episode will get you thinking outside the box for better results.

One of the things Jon touches on is maximizing the opportunities with coaches in your area. What are the best ways to assure that they'll come out and see you compete?

Jon also discusses camps. While these can be ideal to get in front of coaches, you need to make sure you're going to the right camps. Jon explains.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Get $20 off Recruit-Me 3.0 through June 5.

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback

 

May 21, 2019

You'll love the real-life story of Wils Guy, a senior who shows us what it takes to get recruited. He had a couple strikes against him, but it didn't stop him from hitting a home run.

Jon Fugler highlights lessons learned from Wils' experience, which will translate into your summer recruiting efforts. If you're up against tough odds in your recruiting journey, then you'll be shaken out of that when you hear about Wils.

Jon also announces his summer recruiting podcast series and tells you about a couple free resources that will help you prepare for the summer recruiting season.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Wils' story in the San Luis Obispo Tribune

Free Athletic Scholarship Playbook Playbook Audiobook

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook Kindle and Paperback

 

 

 

May 14, 2019

Do you want to get a leg up on the competition for an athletic scholarship? Of course! And you have an unfair advantage you didn't even know about.

In this episode, Jon Fugler unlocks your unfair advantage that will help make this summer a powerful recruiting season for you. Jon shares two stories of athletes who discovered their unfair advantages and used them well. The he shares his own story of his unfair advantage.

Finally, Jon zeroes in on how you can discover yours and then how to maximize it towards your athletic scholarship.

It's a fun episode!

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Playbook Audiobook

May 8, 2019

One athlete found a secret to landing an athletic scholarship and you'll hear her story in this episode. You'll be surprised by how she did it, but encouraged that you can take a page out of her playbook.

Speaking of Playbook, Jon Fugler shares a video tip from his Athletic Scholarship Playbook and you can apply it in your recruiting efforts.

Jon zeroes in on "making it personal" when it comes to recruiting. This principle isn't rocket science, but so few athletes do it. Make a lasting impression on college coaches by applying some of the eight things Jon shares -- and by doing what our featured athlete did.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Get your free Player Profile Template with the Recruiting Power Pack

Free Recruiting Master Class Video

Camille Kohtala article in the Bangor Daily News

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Playbook Audiobook

 

Apr 30, 2019

In this candid episode, Jon Fugler shares his perspective on recruiting services. There are key elements he brings out that will cause you to think about your situation. Whether you agree or not with Jon, hear him out. It could change the course of your scholarship pursuit

If you've been considering a recruiting service, this episode is timely. If you're not sure what a service is, then this will educate you.

Jon shares from personal experience but lets you make your own decision. 

And he welcomes your comments.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Masterclass: Five Steps to Your Athletic Scholarship Dream.

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Contact Jon

Apr 23, 2019

This is a must-listen episode, because you'll find things you can apply right away. And get results.

As summer approaches, you want to maximize the recruiting season, and Jon's 10 tips will get that done. No need to walk without confidence. Apply 3-4 of these and you'll take leaps forward.

After nearly 20 years of work with sports families, Jon's insights are tried and tested. Take advantage of simple adjustments in your strategy and make the coming months life-changing.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Masterclass: Five Steps to Your Athletic Scholarship Dream.

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Apr 16, 2019

Summer will be here before you know it, and campus visits are a must. Or, if you're a senior, now is the time you might be making those visits.

Have purpose; don't just look around. There are seven specific people you need to interview in order to get an accurate picture of the school and program. Who are they? In this episode, Jon Fugler discusses each person and what to ask.

Making a personal visit speaks volumes to a coach, no matter whether it is an official or unofficial visit. Make visits a key part of your recruiting plan. It's vital to finding the school that's the best fit.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Playbook Audio book

Recruit-Me 3.0

Contact Jon

 

Apr 9, 2019

Whether you're just getting started in your recruiting efforts or you've been going at it for awhile, learn how you can revive your campaign.

Jon Fugler shares three things you can zero in on to get things rolling (again). Like every episode, you'll come away with applicable steps of action. And -- steps you can easily apply. No theory here.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Playbook Audio book

Recruit-Me 3.0

Contact Jon

 

Apr 2, 2019

You can slowly kill your recruiting chances and not even know it. This episode is a wake-up call that will alert you if you're losing ground in this important race.

Jon Fugler cites three indicators that will help you detect whether you're moving forward, stalled or going backwards in your quest for an athletic scholarship.

Recruiting is an up-and-down experience, but you don't want to stay down for long. Listen as Jon lays out the indicators and provides solutions.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Contact Jon

 

Mar 26, 2019

It matters what the coach thinks. In this episode, we hear from a high school coach who has had players move on to the next level. Erik Johnson knows what it takes to be a recruit and he shares those secrets in this interview with Jon Fugler.

It's always good to hear from someone outside the family who has valid credentials to evaluate you and clearly explain what you need to do to get to the next level. Your future is being shaped now.

By the way, Erik coaches several teams at different levels and is also a dad himself. His advice is high-value.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Contact Jon

 

Mar 19, 2019

Recruiting can seem mysterious. It's a guessing game sometimes. It's like trying to discover the truth in some secret world. In this episode, Jon Fugler reveals three clues that will help you know if you're making progress towards a scholarship.

Of course, there are obvious signs and Jon lists them. But, there are subtle clues that you'll miss if you don't look for them. In this episode, you'll hear about three. 

If recruiting has you shaking your head in confusion, let's shed some light for you in the next 15 minutes.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book for free

Recruiting Power Pack immediate download

Recruit-Me 3.0

Contact Jon

Mar 12, 2019

It's usually best to learn from the mistakes of others instead of making them yourself. In this episode, Jon Fugler pulls back the curtain and shares the BIG 3 that he made as a high school athlete seeking a scholarship. The lessons are still applicable today, maybe even more.

Listen in, learn and apply. You'll be able to accelerate your recruiting efforts as a result. And you won't drive off the road into a ditch.

Jon's biggest mistake was a result of not having a plan. Without a plan, he was tossed by the wind.

Jon also mentions his Free Masterclass: Five Steps to Your Athletic Scholarship Dream, available on YouTube.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Masterclass: Five Steps to Your Athletic Scholarship Dream.

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Mar 6, 2019

Pull up an ear, because this episode is one you need to hear. Jon Fugler shoots straight, especially with athletes about the #1 reason great athletes don't get scholarships. 

Sure, there a dozen reasons, and Jon covers some of them, but he rants about one that is close to his heart. He makes it clear and then provides practical steps on how to conquer that enemy.

Parent, you'll probably cheer while you listen to this episode. Athlete, you'll get a little upset. But, hopefully, it will lead you to take action like you never have before. Jon gets to the heart of the matter and challenges you like crazy.

Great athletes should get scholarships, but so many do not. Let's solve that problem.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Audiobook of the Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Free Recruiting Power Pack download

Recruit-Me 3.0-- the top step-by-step system to get an athletic scholarship

Talk back to Jon

Feb 26, 2019

Questions poured in this week and Jon Fugler tackles them all, from signing periods to home schooling to communication with coaches. This is the final episode of the Free Coaching February series.

You may identify with more than one of these questions and find the answers helpful in your scholarship journey.

Thanks for listening and thanks to all the families this month that submitted questions.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book for free

Bonus Episode and Episode 130 (scroll down on the podcast page of our website).

 

 

Feb 19, 2019

There's a theme in this week's questions for Free Coaching February. It centers around the strategy of being pursued by college coaches. We look at the inner workings of how parents and athletes should connect with coaches for the best results.

Jon Fugler responds to a parent of a basketball standout at the beginning of the recruiting process. He also answers a parent who wants to know how his football grandson can maximize the next year in recruiting. And Jon also answers an athlete's question about just getting on the radar.

You'll also hear the Playbook tip of the week.

By the way, next week is the final Free Coaching February episode. Submit your question to jon@recruit-me.com.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book for free

Bonus Episode from this past weekend (scroll down on the podcast page of our website).

 

Feb 17, 2019

[This is a Special BONUS Episode] An athletic scholarship can equip you for life. Recruiting expert Jon Fugler reveals why as he clearly explains the 5 steps you must take to achieve your athletic scholarship dream. The scholarship world can seem like a secret society that's impossible to break into. 

But it's not. Follow Jon as he leads you through the proven steps that will break the chains that are holding you back from recruiting success. He takes you from the very first step all the way to making your final school choice. Your eyes will be opened and you'll be inspired to press forward.

Jon also candidly shares how Recruit-Me 3.0 can provide a short-cut. 

Jon's counsel is founded on three beliefs you must have before you'll see progress in your scholarship pursuit. He lays them out right at the beginning.

NOTE: Explore and acquire Recruit-Me 3.0 at www.recruit-me.com/system.  

Feb 12, 2019

It's Free Coaching February and we've got some excellent questions from parents in this episode. Recruiting expert Jon Fugler talks about a most effective school visit and how to set it up; how to get exposure when you're getting limited playing time; how to get an honest and accurate evaluation of your athlete's talent level and insight about the "Star" rating system.

If you're like most families, you're looking for answers as you pursue an athletic scholarship. Your questions may not be too different that other families' questions. This is your month for coaching in each episode.

You'll also hear the Playbook Tip of the Week.

If you have a question for next week, email Jon and jon@recruit-me.com.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Feb 5, 2019

This episode launches Free Coaching February with the hot topic of social media. It's part of recruiting these days. Jon Fugler answers a parent's question about social media. He also shares from an ESPN story that explains how an athlete's social media can attract or repel college coaches.

If you have a question, be sure to submit it to Jon to be answered on one of this month's shows. Email Jon at jon@recruit-me.com. 

Jon also addresses a question about the introductory email to coaches and three guidelines for the email content. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Episode #130: Five Free Recruiting Resources. (Scroll below this episode).

Email your question to Jon: jon@recruit-me.com.

Recruiting Power Pack free download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

ESPN article.

Jets upset Jon's Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl.

Jan 27, 2019

We all like FREE, and that's the key word in this week's episode. With all the stuff out there on the internet, what's really helpful for you? It can be overwhelming when you try to process it all.

In this episode, Jon Fugler shares five free resources that will truly benefit your recruiting efforts. Whether you're starting out or you've been at it for awhile, you'll find these helpful. You may have discovered one or more already. They aren't secrets.

Jon believes that you need to keep recruiting simple, and these resources fall into his convictions.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

eRecruit Fit Assessment

Recruiting Power Pack

NCAA Recruiting Calendars

National Letter of Intent Website

NCAA Eligibility Center

NAIA Eligibililty Center

Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book

NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete (PDF is free)

NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete (PDF is free)

Recruit-Me 3.0

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

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