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.