Episode 238 is Part 2 of 2 to An Interview with Glenn Quick. Glenn is an Assistant Athletics Director and Academic and Career Counselor for Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas. In Episode 237, Part 1 of the interview, Glenn gives us his background, what academic counselors do for an athletic program and how his professional life was changed as he attended college.
This episode, Episode 238, covers a large amount of helpful information that will help you decide on a college and help to prepare you for college while you are still in high school and how not to get "Senioritis" in high school. He explains how an academic advisor helps a new college student-athlete in helping with choices of classes, balancing the athletic vs academic schedule and getting the student-athlete on track toward graduation. The Academic Advisor helps to balance classes, practice, games, training and travel. In this episode we get into some differences between high school and college.
Glenn also dials in on a feature many universities have and that is Career Counseling. See some advantages a school can provide to a student-athlete with this department of their athletic program.
Thank you to Glenn Quick for his time and valuable information. If anyone has any questions for Glenn, then email me at Brent@Recruit-Me.com.
The end of this episode answers a question from the Q & A section of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. Get the answer to this question from a parent. Question: Should we continue to send updates information to the entire list of schools that we have sent to or only those who have replied to us?
This is Part 1 of an Interview with Glenn Quick. Glenn is the Assistant Athletics Directory and an Academic and Career Counselor at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas. In this episode we will find out what academic counselors do in general and how Glenn found his way into this area of athletic academic and career counseling. Hearing how, like many college students, your professional career may change as you take college courses and as you meet people throughout your college time. This is a good lesson and an informational nugget that we get out of this interview.
I met Glenn in college at Missouri State back in the late 1980s. I lost track of Glenn until we saw each other at the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament in St Louis in the mid 2000s. We found out that our boys were the same age and that we both coached competitive baseball teams. From there, we stayed in contact. Glenn’s team came to Ozark to play in a wood bat tournament I put on and we saw each other and each other’s boys play throughout high school and summer ball. Parker attended a Kansas baseball camp the summer after Parker’s sophomore year.
In this Part 1 of the interview, we, like I said earlier, find out what an academic counselor does on a college campus, when athletes meet with their academic counselors and in general how many times they meet a week.
If you know anything about the Real Estate business, then you know the most important thing is location, location, location. Well, in the recruiting process location is important, but not the most important item. It is many times not thought about as student-athletes and families look at and decide on a school. The location of a college can positively or adversely affect a player's experience. Being minutes from home, or 5 hours away or 15 hours away, are discussions a family needs to have throughout the recruiting process. Relevant discussions and good discussions come from research.
This episode, Episode 236, tells you about the many questions you need to consider about location. Our family, Parker, Sutton, Lori and I, all have examples of why location helped to make our college decisions or are going to help make a decision, in Sutton's case. Lori, my wife, attended the University of Kentucky, and she knew she wanted to be away from home, but close enough to drive back home, a 4 hour drive. She also had family very close to campus to help when she needed to be off campus, but not go home. In this episode you hear how I considered the location in my college decision and how Parker's plan changed during his recruitment and how, again, Sutton is making his parameters known and how he is applying them to his school list.
Location will affect not only travel, but shopping, eating, entertainment and even down to laundry. So let's get into location, location, location!
Episode 235 is called 3 Ways to Dig Into Recruiting Research. The 3 ways covered are a deep dive into researching a team's or school's schedule, a team's roster and the team's coaches. I will tell you how to do the research and why these 3 research items are important in your recruiting quest.
I will walk you through a team's schedule and help you mine valuable information nuggets that will not only help you down the road, but help you now to build a list of schools to contact. A team's conference and non-conference foes on the schedule gives you both team travel information and more school information on schools you may have never considered. The travel opportunities were a part of Parker's decision to go to Northwestern University.
The team's roster is a great way to analyze how you might fit into a program's plans. See how the roster player's grade, size, stats and previous schools attended can paint a picture of your possible future at that school.
Getting information on the coaches will help you to formulate an introductory email that will get you attention from that school.
So learn how researching a team's schedule, roster and coaches' links can move you closer to the right college for you. Listen at the end of the podcast as I continue the Q&A section, Appendix C of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.
Checkout the links below an listen to bonus audio from a Spfd, MO radio show that features Brent Hanks.
2nd Hour of the "Sports Reporters" with Ned Reynolds 1/27/21: ESPN Radio Jock 96.9-99.9-1060 AM Springfield, MO: Interview with Brian Reynolds, Head Coach of Drury U Swimming 47:20-32:34 and Recruiting and Baseball training discussion by Brent Hanks, Recruit-Me and Brandon Mozley, Marucci Midwest Baseball