Episode 278 is a great mix on advice from past Athletic Scholarship Podcast interviews over the last year and a half. I have been fortunate to have done interviews with college coaches, present and former college athletes and parents of current players and past college players. Listen to this episode to get advice from each unique experience. Some of the best advice comes from people that do the recruiting and from people that have been recruited or had their kids recruited.
This episode covers subjects like taking the initiative, getting your 1st offer, learn to talk to coaches, learn lessons on being an adult, getting on a coach's radar, being honest as you talk to your high school or club coach and being prepared to not be the 'top dog' as you enter college.
I also finish the series of covering Appendix F of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System manual. Starting in Episode 265 there have been small snippets about How to Study and How to Make the Most of Your Time strategies. The final strategy today is about Test Taking Tips and a Final Word on Studying.
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Episode 277 has a load of information about the NLI; National Letter of Intent. Many high school student-athletes and parents only know about the National Letter of Intent as the signing to commit to go to a college and play a sport. I go to the NCAA.org, the NAIA.org and NJCAA.org websites, plus the National-Letter.org website to give you the nuts and bolts about the National Letter of Intent. There is actually a National Letter of Intent, a Letter of Intent and a Celebratory Signing Form that cover all the levels of sports played. The NCAA D1, D2 and D3 level and the NAIA and the Junior College levels all have different rules and regulations for the signing for a high school student-athlete.
See how the National Letter of Intent binds the prospective student-athlete and the school institution together. See how the NCAA D1 and D2 levels are bound to this National Letter of Intent. There are 652 NCAA D1 and D2 National Letter of Intent member schools. The NCAA D3 level does not give athletic aid scholarships, so the D3 level signs a Celebratory Signing Form. Hear the rules on this Celebratory Signing Form. The NAIA level has a less binding Letter of Intent and then the Junior College(JUCO) level has more commitment rules and sets a player up to be able to transfer later to a 4 year college.
Both of my sons have had their signing days and celebrations in the high school gym. Parker a D1 signing and Sutton a NAIA signing. Both signings were a great and fun culmination to careers in high school and travel ball and a look into the future of college. Listen to learn about Letters of Intent and go to Recruit-Me.com to get the FREE and inexpensive resources that Recruit-Me provides. Take advantage of the Fall Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. This Recruit-Me 3.0 System is normally only $127, but the Fall Special is a great deal at only $99.
Episode 276 is an interview with Paige Tonz, An Athletic Mindset Mentor. I interviewed Paige back on Episode 212 in August of 2020 and today we get to see Paige's newest helpful product, Game Ready Confidence, and an update on her other popular programs, like The Confident Athlete Program. Plus, Paige expands on her recruitment, as she travelled from Arizona to play softball at Northwestern University. Paige caught for 4 years for the Big Ten Wildcats. See how Paige navigated the recruiting process and how her late contact and visit at Northwestern worked out late in her high school season.
Paige ends with some great advice to both high school student-athletes and advice for you when you get into college. I end this episode with some powerful Power Studying Tips about Study Space and Study Habits that you can use in both high school and college. These tip and much, much more study advice, along with 200 pages of recruiting help, can be found in the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. The Recruit-Me 3.0 System is normally $127, but I have a Fall Special for only $99. Click below to take advantage of this special.
Episode 275 is a big announcement for my youngest son and our family. The name of the episode is "Well, That Just Happened". Sutton has verbally committed to Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri and will sign his National Letter of Intent on November 10th. This is the culmination of a recruiting journey that has ran through the COVID riddled high school and summer sports seasons and the work that Sutton and our family put in through these seasons.
I review how Sutton started the recruiting process by setting up parameters to the college experience he might want and then he started building a list of colleges. Sutton sent introductory emails, his Player Profile and email updates as he performed at a high level and did well on his ACT test and GPA in high school. His baseball metrics like throwing velocity, hitting exit velocity, and his speed in the 60 yard dash and his athletic abilities translated into skills that coaches want and need to fill their rosters. Sutton gained attention from D3 and NAIA schools as he emailed those schools and talked to his high school and summer coaches to pin down schools that would fit his playing ability and educational needs. Sutton's unofficial visits and camps and showcases were integral to his options and final decision.
I also do something I probably shouldn't do by comparing my oldest son, Parker, and Sutton to each other and then show some differences in their recruitment paths. Like I have said many times, if there are 1000 high school student-athletes, then there will probably be 1000 different recruiting paths taken.
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Episode 274 is Part 2 of an Interview with Randy Merryman. Randy is an owner of Marucci Midwest in Ozark, MO. Marucci Midwest is a youth baseball and travel baseball organization that trains players in both baseball and softball from ages 8 to age 18. He is also the Dad of a current college baseball player and the new Head Coach of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. So we are getting a look into recruiting from 3 sides of the recruiting road. Part 1, episode 273, we get Randy's background, some history of Marucci Midwest and great advice from the club perspective and we continue on in this episode with more helpful advice from Randy as a Dad. Then we get into what a college coach looks for from a recruit. Listen in to not only get advice on baseball recruiting, but get advice to help you in any sport at any level of college play.
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