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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: January, 2021
Jan 26, 2021

Episode 234: Recruiting Can Be Like a Car's Gas Gauge was inspired by a 2+ hour drive to Columbia, Missouri I got to make to watch Sutton, my youngest son, play a high school basketball game.  I've always noticed how the gas needle on the gas gauge seems to stick to the full mark on the dash, but then it drops quicker than you expect when it get to one-quarter of a tank.  This is a great simulation of the recruiting process.  Listen to this episode to walk, I mean drive, through the tank of gas and the student-athletes recruiting journey.  Plus, you get an idea of what the drive from Ozark, Missouri to Columbia, Missouri is like.  Exciting! : )

Thank you for listening to The Athletic Scholarship Podcast and I invite you to listen to past episode for great, FREE recruiting education information.  Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to automatically get the podcast every Tuesday.  The Athletic Scholarship Podcast is listened to by 150-160 student-athletes and parents  weekly.  My goal is to get it up to 200+ listeners per episode.  I would like ask you to share this podcast with any student-athlete or parents that are going through or that are going to go through the recruiting process soon.  

Jan 19, 2021

I hope you had a chance to listen to Part 1 of 2, episode 232, An Interview with Paul Putt. Paul is a parent of 4 student-athletes. Last week's episode gives you the family's background and where all 4 kids are in their athletics and schools. We get into some great advice as Paul tells about his 2 oldest daughter's recruiting journeys and lessons the family learned. It is great to hear from someone that has been through not just one recruitment, but two.

Part 2 of 2, episode 233, gets right into some great advice about making sure your student-athlete wants to play in college. Paul talks video, making a school list, how important it is for the student-athlete to be able to talk to coaches and the importance of academics. We get into the 3rd daughter's current recruitment and how club coaches are helping. The interview concludes as we discuss how being mentally and physically strong as you enter the freshman year of college is so important. Remember, if the student-athlete is going to a 4 year college, they will be competing against 21, 22 year old men and women.

I want to thank Paul for all the helpful information he has passed on in these two episodes, episode 232 and 233.

Please email me, brent@recruit-me.com, if you have any questions for me or Paul.

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Jan 12, 2021

Episode 232 brings you an interview with Paul Putt. Paul and Christy are parents of 4 student-athletes. Mikayla, the oldest daughter, played 2 years of D2 soccer and basketball and is now finishing college as a student in Colorado. Macey is currently playing volleyball at Arkansas State University in the Sun Belt Conference. Moriah is a high school junior and is in the recruiting process to basketball. Merek is their 6th grade son and is working on many sport right now.

Paul and Christy both played sports in college at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. Christy played basketball and Paul played baseball. Paul is currently an Athletic Trainer and Strenghth Coach and is the Director of Fitness and Wellness at Hickory Hill Country Club in Springfield, MO.

You will walk through this family's recruiting adventures with the two oldest daughters in this episode, Part 1 of 2. We talk about reaching out to coaches, advice from a college coach, camp and video advice, how a lesson was learned from an email mistake, picking the right school and the hard conversation with your student-athlete about their commitment to playing a sport in college. This episode and next week's episode are great examples of how talking to families that have been through the recruitment process is so very valuable. Get some time stress saving tips from episode 232 and next week's episode 233.

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Jan 5, 2021

Episode 231 breaks us into 2021.  This episode, Polar Express Inspired Recruiting, is inspired by a Christmas break, COVID induced TV binge watching.  During the break our family had time to watch the movie, Polar Express.  There is a quote that made me think of recruiting.  Listen to this episode to find out the quote and how it impacts your recruiting journey.

Email me the quote from this episode, brent@recruit-me.com, and enter for a drawing for 1 of the 2 books written by Jon Fugler, the founder of Recruit-Me.  The books are The Athletic Scholarship Playbook and The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Planner and Journal.  I will give away 2 of each of these books from a drawing of emails I receive.  The drawing will be January 13th.  

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