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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 7, 2020

What's the biggest lesson you've learned about recruiting? In this episode, new Recruit-Me CEO Brent Hanks shares his. You'll be surprised that it's a lesson he learned years before his recruiting experience began. You can take his advice to the bank.

Brent is the father of one D1 athlete and another son going through the recruiting experience now. This episode was recorded on the road as Brent and his family were on a baseball trip over 4th of July weekend.

Your biggest recruiting lesson may not originate in the recruiting process. Brent will open up your thinking in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruit-Me Power Pack

Recruit-Me 3.0- The Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System

Contact Brent

Jun 30, 2020

How do know which offer to accept? Once you've done all the work to get to the finish line, you want to know how to cross it. This is your reward for your efforts.

In the final episode of their 8-part series, Brent Hanks and Jon Fugler explain how to choose the school that is the best fit for you. With all the emotion surrounding recruiting, especially this step, it's necessary to have a somewhat objective approach.

You're encouraged to go back and listen to other parts of this series. Each episode builds on the one before it.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruit-Me 3.0

Recruit-Me Power Pack

 

Jun 23, 2020

We're screaming towards the finish line in this 8-part series on recruiting basics. If you've kept up, you've got the tools you need to start or accelerate your relationship with college coaches.

In this episode, Jon Fugler lays out the key to keeping the coach's interest. You see, once you have their attention, you have to do things to keep it. Systematizing your efforts will be critical to your success at this stage. Listen as Jon shares how to do it fairly easily.

You'll also hear a major announcement at the end of the show. This is big Recruit-Me news. You'll find our what's in store in the coming days as Jon brings Brent Hanks back on the show.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruiting Power Pack

Recruit-Me 3.0

The Big News at Recruit-Me

Jun 16, 2020

In this episode, Jon Fugler lays out two more vital keys in the recruiting process. Nailing these basics will provide the foundation you need for your entire recruiting journey.

Jon also tells us he has a big announcement coming next week.

Each of the episodes in this series builds on the previous one. Be sure to take in every part. You'll come away prepared. If you do the assignments, you'll be launched the right way.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

Jun 9, 2020

This episode discusses the most important tool you'll create for your recruiting journey. It's part of your Intro Package and goes hand-in-hand with the tool Jon Fugler discussed last week.

Spending time on this tool will pay great dividends and will assure you make a positive first impression on college coaches. Not just positive, but a great first impression.

Jon also offers a free resource that will help you do a stellar job building this tool. Once you have your intro package completed, you're on your way in having what you need to contact coaches the right way.

Jon's advice has stood the test of time. This tool has worked for Recruit-Me families for nearly two decades. It will work for you.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack, including a Player Profile Template

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

The acclaimed Recruit-Me Step-by-Step System

Recruiting Calendars

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Jun 3, 2020

Things are starting to move again in college sports, slowly but surely. While things are still tentative, coaches are recruiting intensely. They're looking. They're communicating. They're planning ahead.

Are you planning ahead, too? In this timeless episode, Jon Fugler digs into the fourth part of an eight-part series on recruiting basics. It's a master class that will set you up for a memorable recruiting experience. Stay on track with what works.

In this episode, Jon teaches you how to make the best first impression on coaches. He will walk you step-by-step through your initial contact so you do it right. For nearly 20 years, Jon has been advising athletes and has led them to success.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System

Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audiobook, Paperback or Kindle

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner

Contact Jon 

May 26, 2020

Your goal is to end up at the school which is the best fit. One of the biggest mistakes families make is right at the outset. And in the end, it results in no school choice and no scholarship. Jon Fugler helps you avoid this fatal mistake.

He'll help you build upon last week's assignment so you won't end up in the predicament families land in during their senior year. Plan now and do the right things so your senior year is a year of victory.

Jon uses the phrase, "Cast your net wide," and he'll tell you more about that in this episode. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0 Step-by-Step System

UnivSearch

Unigo

CollegeDegree

NCAA

NAIA

College Coaches Online

 

May 19, 2020

Jon Fugler continues this timeless series to lay a strong foundation for your scholarship pursuit. Recruiting Basic #2 is all about knowing the right schools to pursue, so you end up with the right fit. Jon takes you through his proven process that engages both the parent and athlete.

Recruiting is a family project and you need to do some things together at the outset. This episode's content is a springboard off last week's episode and goes deeper.

You'll hear Jon refer to record keeping, which is important off the bat. You'll be deluged with information in the days ahead, so writing things down is critical.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

May 13, 2020

Sometimes we need a starting point. Other times we need a re-set. In either case, we have to get back to basics in order to succeed in recruiting. Jon Fugler kicks off his series on Recruiting Basics.

In this opening session, listen as Jon shares the most important principle any sports family can learn about pursuing an athletic scholarship. You'll hear about how to maximize this principle for your situation.

This entire series is a must-listen no matter where you're at in your journey. It will help you get on course and stay on course. We recommend parents AND athletes listen and then discuss this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

Learn all the steps to an athletic scholarship in THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PLAYBOOK.

May 5, 2020

Some of the best things in life are FREE. So are some of the best resources on recruiting and athletic scholarships. Don't overlook one of the most valuable websites available-- the good ol' NCAA.

In this episode, Jon Fugler walks you through three critical pages on the site, plus a bonus site. You'll understand how these pages are highly important for your scholarship journey. By the end of this episode, you'll be eager to start surfing.

Some of the most important documents, publications and pure information is at your fingertips. An hour on the NCAA site and you'll have a clear understanding of basic recruiting rules, terms and calendar for your sport.

Listen in as Jon opens up the NCAA website. He recorded this episode in real time as he surfed the site.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

LIVE Recruiting Party with Jon

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

NCAA student-athlete website

NCAA promotional website

Recruiting Page and important links

Recruiting Calendars

NCAA Eligibility Center

Apr 28, 2020

In this inspiring episode, Jon Fugler gives you a pep talk to get you out of the Coronavirus blues. He'll rock your world with fresh ideas for how you can get back on track in your scholarship pursuit.

He suggests some crazy things, but take just two or three of his ideas and run with them. Such as: (1) Have a Family Summer Olympics, (2) Call 10 Coaches or (3) Attend an Online Live Event.

Jon has 10 ideas in all to get things going again-- and some of the ways have nothing to do with sports.

Jon also announces a Recruiting Party he's having, and you're invited. It's May 6 at 7:00 pm Eastern and he's even going to grill hot dogs! Yes, all online and all live. Join him for the festivities. Check the website later this week for all the details.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal.

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free: Recruiting Power Pack

Apr 21, 2020

Jon Fugler goes deeper with a topic he introduced last week: masterminds. Multiply your recruiting efforts by coming together with other families pursuing the same goal.

Jon's guest this week is Erik Johnson, who has been part of Jon's mastermind group for four years. Erik discusses the benefits he has experienced and how you can benefit, too. Johnson is a super-coach and has been a guest on the podcast twice in the past.

As you discover the benefits of a mastermind, you'll want to get on it during this season of waiting out the Coronavirus.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Apr 14, 2020

You have an unprecedented opportunity to advance your scholarship dreams. The Coronavirus crisis doesn't have to kill your recruiting drive. Sure, it's going to send it on a sharp right turn, but you can still get to the destination.

In this episode, Jon Fugler explains how to use a scholarship tool available to any family. And it's free. He takes you through the benefits of the tool and how to use it to achieve success. This will multiply the effectiveness of your recruiting efforts.

Do not put your recruiting efforts on hold. Pursue. This episode will show you how.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Apr 7, 2020

After 20 years in the recruiting field, the old dog has learned a new trick. Jon Fugler reveals a big secret a major college coach taught him just weeks ago. And Jon wants to share it with you can reshape your approach.

You'll learn four words that will change the way you do recruiting. In conclusion, Jon gives you an assignment that will determine how you spend the next 90 days.

If you're wondering how to spend your down time in this season of isolation, you'll be motivated to fill it with the right things. Keep your recruiting campaign alive.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

The Journey to College Made Easy Webcast Series

FRESH FAITH: Leaning on God in the Corona Crisis

 

Mar 31, 2020

In this time of isolation, you can get discouraged. And it leaks into your scholarship pursuit. In this episode, Jon shares a powerful audio clip that should shake you up -- in a good way. Listen to a piece of advice that will shift your mindset and your plan of action.

Let's get out of the rut, if you're in one. We are in this recruiting thing together, so let's win. We can overcome this setback in your recruiting efforts.

Jon also answers a parent question. You can send him yours at jon@recruit-me.com. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

The Journey to College Made Easy Webcast Series

The One Thing and The One Thing Podcast

Mar 24, 2020

Here's a golden opportunity to hear from one of the most successful D1 coaches in history. John Anderson, head baseball coach at the University of Minnesota, speaks to parents and athletes about what to do about recruiting during this Coronavirus crisis.

This is great insight for the present but also for the long-term future. Coach Anderson shares his philosophy of recruiting, giving you wise guidelines as you plan your strategy. It's not just an interview during the crisis, but the takeaways are long-term.

Coach Anderson has over 1,300 victories in his 39-year reign as head baseball coach at Minnesota and has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year eight times. He is a seasoned expert when it comes to recruiting and has a deep care for the athletes he recruits and coaches.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

Journey to College Made Easy Video Summit-FREE

Top 35 Athlete Podcasts

Mar 17, 2020

These are tough days for everyone. And as a sports family, your recruiting journey has come to a sudden halt. Or has it? The Coronavirus has invaded your scholarship pursuit and you might be wondering what to do.

In this special report, Jon shares some hopeful advice that can lift you above the circumstances. Approaching reality head-on, Jon gives you solid steps you can take that will move you forward. Your recruiting efforts don't have to be put on hold. But you'll need to do things differently until we get back to normal.

This episode was recorded as a Facebook Live event and can be seen at www.facebook.com/recruitmeathletic. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal on Amazon.

Mar 10, 2020

Recruiting takes discipline. In this episode, Jon Fugler delivers three initiatives you can adopt to take your recruiting success to the next level. He also adds a Bonus initiative to cap it off.

You'll hear about accountability, evaluation, contacts and documentation. While most recruits ignore these elements, you'll hear how you can use these to take your scholarship pursuit to the next level.

Jon also makes a special announcement. In addition, you'll find out how the release party went over the weekend with the new Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal.

Lots of stuff in this episode. Jon even went into overtime.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System at $80 off

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal--Deluxe Edition

Get your free Player Profile/Resume Template

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

 

Mar 3, 2020

The road to an athletic scholarship is linear and there are checkpoints to hit along the way. In this episode, Jon Fugler explains four checkpoints that you'll need to get serious about from start to finish.

Families get lost, discouraged or off track without certain elements that keep them on course to a scholarship. With each of these checkpoints, Jon goes into detail about how to hit them and how to use them to your advantage.

Jon also invites you to join him on Facebook Live this Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 pm Eastern. He'll be having a party and giving stuff away. He'll also discuss in detail the key elements of planning in your scholarship pursuit. This is Jon's Official Release Party for the Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal. 

Join him live or watch the replay at www.facebook.com/recruitmeathletic.  

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal: Your Personal All-in-One Resource for a Successful Recruiting Experience. Available on Amazon.

Join the Party Saturday March 7 at 3:00 pm Eastern. Facebook Live Official Release Party for the Planner and Journal.

Feb 25, 2020

You heard last week about the importance of social media and how college coaches use it extensively in researching and communicating with recruits. In this episode, Jon Fugler will share how you can maximize social media for best results in your recruiting efforts.

You'll come away with key points that you can apply. You'll have decisions to make, too. As a recruited athlete, you're in a different category than the average teen-ager. You need to live up to that in your social media behaviors.

Social media is a tool. Learn how to use it well.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal: Your Personal All-in-One Resource for a Successful Recruiting Experience. Available on Amazon.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

The free Recruiting Power Pack.

Feb 18, 2020

Social media is a major recruiting tool for the athlete and college coaches. It can be your best friend or worst enemy. Use it right and it will enhance your scholarship pursuit.

In this episode, Jon Fugler shares what college coaches are saying and how they use social media. Some of the points will probably surprise you. 

If you're not sure how to maximize social media, you'll get some advice here. This is part one of a two-part series.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal available on Amazon

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The free Recruiting Power Pack.

Feb 12, 2020

There's so much new information on recruiting emerging every week. How can you make sure you're following the right advice? In this episode, Jon Fugler gives you some relief. He discusses recruiting tactics that have stood the test of time.

Learn what has worked year after year, decade after decade, despite the introduction of new information, strategies and tools. These tactics still work and you're going to want to apply them.

Jon also makes his big announcement.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

 

Feb 4, 2020

Peel away recruiting confusion by keeping good records of your scholarship journey. If you do, you'll get to your goal faster and easier. Most of all, you'll end up at the school that is the best fit.

In this episode, Jon Fugler introduces key record-keeping tools that will set you apart from other families. While they flounder in frustration, you'll move ahead methodically. These tools aren't complicated. They're critical.

Listen as Jon explains how to create them.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

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

ALMOST HERE: The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal. 

Jan 28, 2020

It's great to have goals and a plan, but how can you turn them into an athletic scholarship? In other words, how can you get a PAYout for all your efforts?

Good question. In this episode, Jon Fugler moves you from planning to critical action. He explains the three most important execution steps you can take. If you cover these three things in your recruiting campaign, you'll get results.

Jon also announces that the Recruiting Planner and Journal is hours away from being released on Amazon. He is planning on having a release party on the next episode. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

COMING IN HOURS: The Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner and Journal

Jan 22, 2020

In this third part of his Planning series, Jon Fugler jumps in with counsel on how to take ownership of and personalizing your recruiting plan. If you want to get on coaches' radars, you must make a great impression from the very first contact.

When a coach sees that your heart isn't in the process, he or she will move on. They want athletes that are committed to getting to the next level. One way you can show them your heart is by making your recruiting campaign all yours. You're not turning it over to someone else and you're not copying other athletes and families.

Listen to the five points of personalizing your plan. As a result, you'll have power that gets results and keeps you on target for the entire campaign.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Coming by January 31: The Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner and Journal on Amazon.

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