Episode 273 is Part 1 of a two part interview with Randy Merryman. Randy is the owner of Marucci Midwest Baseball Organization in Ozark, MO. Randy is also the Dad of a current college baseball player and he is re-starting the Baptist Bible College baseball program as the head coach. So these episodes will give you a great look into 3 different ways the recruiting game is played.
In this episode, Part 1, we start out with advice from the Marucci Midwest organization owner aspect. Subjects like how club or travel organizations can help you get recruited and how the different levels of college sports are a factor. Also, how a college fit is important and how communicating positively can impact your recruitment. Then we start to talk about recruitment as a Dad. Randy talks about how his son found the right college fit, academically, the location and baseball-wise.
Next week's episode has more about being a Dad and then gets into the recruiting aspect of being a college coach. We will cover advice on making a college choice, advice on contacting college coaches and how academics is important. Even though we talk about baseball throughout the interview, this information is great for any sport at any level.
At the end of this episode is a continuation of information from Appendix F of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. Appendix F is How to Study and Make the Most of Your Time. I started this series back in Episode 265 and today I cover Taking Objective Exams.
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Raising 2 sons and going through the recruiting process twice, I found that even though my sons are really different, they had 3 very similar characteristics that I think many, many other 16 year old student-athletes may have. Now, none of this episodes information and conclusions come from any official studies or data, but are just my thoughts on my observations of my boys and other high schoolers I know. In this episode, Episode 272, 3 Hard Things for a 16 Year Old To Do, I cover these 3 hard to do things:
1. It is hard to bring up recruiting to your high school or summer coach.
2. It is hard for a high school student-athlete to care as much as you would like them to about paying for college.
3. It is hard to talk face-to-face or on the phone with a college coach.
Listen in and see if any of these 16 year old characteristics are present in your household.
Also, I continue through Appendix F of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. Go back to the past 4-5 episodes to hear all the first pieces of information in Appendix F about How to Study and Make the Most of Your Time. This episode we go over Outlining Textbooks, Taking Lecture Notes, Reviewing and Revising and Research Notes. Next week we will start on Taking Exams.
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In Episode 271 is a Peek into Sutton's Unofficial Visits I take your hand and you get to walk with us on campus tours and coaches visits as Sutton, my younger son, is currently on the verge of making a decision on his college, both academically and athletically. Our family has been on a recruiting journey since Sutton's sophomore summer. He has battled through the COVID cancelled season and through the hurdles of the effects on recruiting his sport and his graduation class.
See how Sutton and the coaches communicated and the schedule of his unofficial visit and the places we got to tour and get information on as Sutton and our family are in the midst of making a decision on his college destination.
Last week's episode, epi 269, was about ROI, Return on Investment and I explained that is was rare to get a full ride athletic scholarship. Myth #5 of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System says there is a myth that Most athletic scholarships are full rides. So this episode, epi 270, prepares you for the many expenses of college like tuition, meal plans, housing and campus fees. This episode covers the challenges of paying for NCAA Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 college tuitions and also NAIA level college tuitions. I show you how private and public college prices are different and that the range of yearly tuitions run from $7500 per year to up to $60,000 per year just for a year of classes. Each level of athletic play has different rules on scholarships. See the differences and how scholarships can bring down the tuition sticker price to make playing your sport and going to classes more affordable.
Don't be scared off by the high sticker prices of some schools, but don't assume that an athletic scholarship will pay for your whole education either.
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