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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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Feb 25, 2020

You heard last week about the importance of social media and how college coaches use it extensively in researching and communicating with recruits. In this episode, Jon Fugler will share how you can maximize social media for best results in your recruiting efforts.

You'll come away with key points that you can apply. You'll have decisions to make, too. As a recruited athlete, you're in a different category than the average teen-ager. You need to live up to that in your social media behaviors.

Social media is a tool. Learn how to use it well.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal: Your Personal All-in-One Resource for a Successful Recruiting Experience. Available on Amazon.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

The free Recruiting Power Pack.

Feb 18, 2020

Social media is a major recruiting tool for the athlete and college coaches. It can be your best friend or worst enemy. Use it right and it will enhance your scholarship pursuit.

In this episode, Jon Fugler shares what college coaches are saying and how they use social media. Some of the points will probably surprise you. 

If you're not sure how to maximize social media, you'll get some advice here. This is part one of a two-part series.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal available on Amazon

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The free Recruiting Power Pack.

Feb 12, 2020

There's so much new information on recruiting emerging every week. How can you make sure you're following the right advice? In this episode, Jon Fugler gives you some relief. He discusses recruiting tactics that have stood the test of time.

Learn what has worked year after year, decade after decade, despite the introduction of new information, strategies and tools. These tactics still work and you're going to want to apply them.

Jon also makes his big announcement.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal

 

Feb 4, 2020

Peel away recruiting confusion by keeping good records of your scholarship journey. If you do, you'll get to your goal faster and easier. Most of all, you'll end up at the school that is the best fit.

In this episode, Jon Fugler introduces key record-keeping tools that will set you apart from other families. While they flounder in frustration, you'll move ahead methodically. These tools aren't complicated. They're critical.

Listen as Jon explains how to create them.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents

ALMOST HERE: The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal. 

Jan 28, 2020

It's great to have goals and a plan, but how can you turn them into an athletic scholarship? In other words, how can you get a PAYout for all your efforts?

Good question. In this episode, Jon Fugler moves you from planning to critical action. He explains the three most important execution steps you can take. If you cover these three things in your recruiting campaign, you'll get results.

Jon also announces that the Recruiting Planner and Journal is hours away from being released on Amazon. He is planning on having a release party on the next episode. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

COMING IN HOURS: The Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner and Journal

Jan 22, 2020

In this third part of his Planning series, Jon Fugler jumps in with counsel on how to take ownership of and personalizing your recruiting plan. If you want to get on coaches' radars, you must make a great impression from the very first contact.

When a coach sees that your heart isn't in the process, he or she will move on. They want athletes that are committed to getting to the next level. One way you can show them your heart is by making your recruiting campaign all yours. You're not turning it over to someone else and you're not copying other athletes and families.

Listen to the five points of personalizing your plan. As a result, you'll have power that gets results and keeps you on target for the entire campaign.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Coming by January 31: The Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner and Journal on Amazon.

Jan 14, 2020

If you're really serious about an athletic scholarship, and you're willing to do the work to get one, this episode is for you. Jon Fugler lays out five tangible things you should do to set yourself up for success.

These require effort. Consistent effort. The same quality it takes to become a great athlete. Recruiting doesn't just happen. You must plan and act. Then act some more. Then act even more. Having a strong plan is the first step, but following through on it is essential.

Jon leaves you with a particular element for you to add to your recruiting efforts each week. This is at the core of execution.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Email Jon

Coming in days: THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP RECRUITING PLANNER AND JOURNAL.

Jan 8, 2020

If you're a high school sports family seeking an athletic scholarship, you'll need to answer five important questions. In this episode, Jon Fugler leads you in a self-assessment that will help you lay a strong foundation for your scholarship pursuit. Whether you're just starting out or you've been at it awhile, these questions are important to you.

This is Part 1 of Jon's Planning Series, making sure you're on solid ground in your recruiting campaign. All the action in the world will not get you a scholarship unless you've got a solid plan. 

WARNING: There's homework in the episode. Be ready to get something done.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Coming this month: THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP RECRUITING PLANNER AND JOURNAL.

Report back to Jon.

Dec 31, 2019

You can have talent, vision, goals, values and the best intentions, but without this final element your recruiting efforts will fall flat. Your athletic scholarship dream is too critical to leave out this piece of your recruiting framework.

For the past four episodes in this series, Jon Fugler has equipped you to do it right in 2020. He caps off the series by sharing specific things you need to execute in the new year. It's going to take time and effort, but the payoff will be worth it all.

What is this final, most important piece of the Recruiting Framework? Listen carefully as Jon explains. Then get your pen and notebook out to put his counsel into action.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Coming in January: The Recruit-Me Planner and Journal

Dec 24, 2019

We've covered the top and bottom pieces of the Recruiting Framework. Today's episode will explore something that will keep you in the recruiting lane. It's the right-side boundary that will be seen and analyzed by coaches.

Listen as Jon Fugler discusses this critical piece and how to make sure it works to your favor. It can be your best friend or worst enemy. Once you listen to this episode, have a family meeting and explore what you should do next to make this third piece what it needs to be.

Next, week, Jon wraps up this series with the fourth and final piece of the Recruiting Framework.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Ask Jon a recruiting question

Dec 17, 2019

Doubt looms in most every sports family's mind. Unless your son or daughter is a highly recruited athlete, you wonder if they have the talent to get a scholarship. In this episode, Jon Fugler discusses the second piece of the Recruiting Framework: Talent.

He'll give you perspective. By looking at this issue from a different angle, you'll see some things that will give you hope, confidence and a strategy. Jon has been helping families for nearly 20 years, and he has a solid perspective on what it takes talent-wise to get a scholarship.

One of the things Jon discusses is getting an honest assessment from a college coach. There are ways to do it that aren't difficult. He'll share a couple of those ways.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruiting Power Pack

Ask Jon a question

Dec 10, 2019

Part two of this foundational series explores the top piece of your recruiting framework. Jon talks about vision and goals, the fuel that carries you through the extended recruiting process.

Vision helps you get a clear picture of your scholarship destination, while goals are the markers along the way. You need both. Jon will explain how to build your vision and set your goals.

Jon also reveals that he is publishing the Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner in January. He has a heart to for you to document your journey in a way that leads to success. A good plan executed well gets results. The Planner will be a powerful tool to help you.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Ask Jon a question.

Coming Soon: The Athletic Scholarship Recruiting Planner

Dec 3, 2019

Every scholarship family needs a recruiting framework. It's no wonder most sports families fail in the scholarship pursuit. They lack a framework that will define their recruiting campaign.

In this episode, Jon Fugler explains what a recruiting framework is, why you need it, what yours needs to look like and how it will lead to scholarship success.

Jon closes with a practical step to apply right away as you build your framework. 

This is a 5-part series for December, fresh material that will prepare you for 2020. In each episode, Jon will teach you in detail about one of the four sides of your framework.

Let's start.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Recruit-Me 3.0

Nov 26, 2019

The recruiting window won't be open forever. For your family, it may be months, not even years. In any case, no matter what grade you're in, you're always looking for ways to speed up the recruiting process.

In this episode, Jon Fugler tells you how. He prioritizes five ways to fast track your way to a scholarship. Claiming one of these right away will make a difference.

If you're experiencing doubt and fear, you need this episode. You'll come away with confidence, as well as clear steps of action to take. Make the rest of 2019 count. And prepare yourself for 2020.

If you're confused, taking one or more of Jon's speed-up recommendations will bring clarity. Push through uncertainty and take charge of your recruiting campaign. You've got what it takes.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook (Paperback, Kindle or Audible)

Recruiting Power Pack -- Free

Submit your recruiting question to Jon.

Nov 19, 2019

Recruiting is a long journey, so you need to break it down into bite-size pieces -- or short trips. In this episode, Jon Fugler will show you how you can maximize the next 6 months. By breaking the journey into this size segment, it's manageable. You can also have realistic expectations and experience some wins.

Staying motivated is a struggle during your recruiting journey, so this episode will help you overcome that. No matter where you are in the process, Jon's advice will advance your position.

Jon shares one secret that will especially help you experience victory in the next 6 months. It's not that complicated. I just takes effort.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruiting Power Pack-- FREE

Recruiting Checklist -- FREE

See also link address below

www.tinyurl.com/10checklist 

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook-- not free :)

 

Nov 12, 2019

For nearly 20 years, Jon Fugler has been helping high school athletes get scholarships. In this episode, he shoots straight with parents while at the same time coming alongside them in this challenging endeavor.

You'll hear Jon level with you about the pains and struggles you may be experiencing in recruiting. He delivers solutions, and makes them very clear. 

Jon's role as a scholarship coach started shortly after his twin sons earned fully paid educations at the school of their choice playing the sport they love. His desire is that your son or daughter has that same blessing. It's a family victory!

Stay with Jon throughout this special episode. Think carefully about what he says. And consider the value of responding.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System 3.0

Email Jon and jon@recruit-me.com

Question about Recruit-Me? Call Jon at 719-270-1346

Nov 5, 2019

The reality of recruiting is that it is a long journey. And you will get tired. So tired sometimes that you want to quit. But this is just a season, as Jon Fugler explains in this episode.

Jon recognizes the reality of recruiting fatigue and has a simple solution. However, you'll have to give yourself permission to act on this solution.

Don't let fatigue dictate your future. An athletic scholarship is not an easy achievement, but if you stick with it, you'll receive your reward. Be different. Don't quit. But follow Jon's advice in this episode to regain your mental and emotional energy. And a fresh perspective.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Recruiting Power Pack

Email Jon with a comment or recruiting question

Oct 30, 2019

In our special guest interview, you'll get a look at recruiting from a different angle. Keirsten Sires is a former college athlete who experienced a rocky road before it smoothed out. Her lessons led to the founding of LRT Sports, where she now helps families in a unique way.

Jon Fugler interviews Keirsten about her college sports past and the unique resource she provides for families now. It's like the Yelp of college coaches. Find out more in this fascinating discussion.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Keirsten Sires and LRT Sports

 

 

Oct 22, 2019

It's almost early signing week for a couple major sports. This might make some athletes happy, but most others are left with a feeling of anxiety?

Why not me? Will I get a scholarship? How do I get signed like they did?

These are a few of the questions you might be asking.

Don't panic! You can win this recruiting game. In this episode, Jon Fugler helps you fight the urge to panic. If there's anxiety brewing for some reason, Jon addresses that, too.

The truth is that recruiting is stressful. Anxiety will probably hit at some point. Learn how to fight it in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete College Recruiting for High School Athletes and Parents.

Email Jon with your questions.

Oct 15, 2019

There's lots of activity right now on the recruiting front and parents have questions. From the basic to the complex, they are on the minds of families. 

In this episode, Jon Fugler answers four good questions submitted to him, two of them in depth. It's likely that you'll relate to one of more of the questions and need an answer.

From questions on camps to finding the right schools and programs, Jon provides clear answers. And, what should we be doing in each year of the student-athlete's pre-college career?

If you have your own question for an upcoming episode, email Jon at jon@recruit-me.com.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle, Paperback or Audiobook.

Get the step-by-step Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System

This is Free: The Recruiting Power Pack

 

Oct 9, 2019

Jon wraps up this series that will set you straight about recruiting, laying the foundation for a successful effort. The last of 10 truths will be your tracks to run on in your scholarship efforts.

This episode will enlighten and clarify. It will solve any confusion you might have about recruiting. Get out of stall mode and put your efforts in full gear.

Jon will contrast fallacies with truths. You might be surprised at the wrong things you've believed and truths you've ignored. Get straightened out as you listen.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Audio book: The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Recruiting Power Pack

Question for Jon?

Oct 1, 2019

Jon Fugler continues his discussion on the truths of recruiting. Knowing and applying these truths will lead to a better shot at scholarship success. With so much information floating around about recruiting, it's easy to get caught up in traps based on fallacies.

Jon knocks down the fallacies and sets the record straight about the truth. Save a lot of pain and money by sticking to what works. Jon gives you a second helping in this series.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Question for Jon? Email him here

FREE Recruiting Power Pack

Sep 23, 2019

Confusion abounds when it comes to recruiting. How much of what you're told is true and how much leads you astray? In this episode, Jon Fugler addresses three big fallacies that you can fall for and delivers opposing truth you should adhere to.

No matter where you are in the scholarship-seeking process, having a firm foundation is critical. Taking steps that get results is everyone's desire, but making it happen is the big challenge. You'll get what you need to do it right with Jon's advice in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Reach Jon by email

Free Recruiting Power Pack

 

Sep 17, 2019

In this day and age, when you hear the word "guaranteed," you get a little suspicious. Well, Jon Fugler says you can get guaranteed recruiting results. He tells you how in this episode.

You'll find this episode entertaining and powerful as Jon lays out one simple practice that can lead to your scholarship dream. Once you follow Jon's advice, and you can start this week, you'll see how your actions can get fast results.

This episode is for families at any stage of the recruiting game. You'll come away with solid next steps for your recruiting efforts.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Send a comment to Jon

Be sure to send a link of this episode to a few friends who could use help in their athletic scholarship pursuit.

Sep 10, 2019

As we get into the fall recruiting season, athletes and families are looking for recruiting's magic bullet. What is that one thing that will pretty much guarantee an athletic scholarship? You can't go around searching for a lot of options, because the recruiting window is limited.

Jon Fugler examines some of the hottest options seen as the magic bullet of recruiting. He'll give his experienced counsel on why none of these are IT, and then goes on to zero in on what works.

This is an episode that cuts through the clutter and gets you on course to maximize your time, money and effort in the challenging recruiting process.

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Free Recruiting Power Pack with three great recruiting tools.

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