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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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Sep 5, 2018

Receiving an athletic scholarship doesn't mean all your expenses are paid for. The real cost of college for scholarship athletes may be a shocker for some families.

In this episode, Jon Fugler interviews Jim Cook, a former high school coach, a dad of talented athletes and a man who has helped sports families work through the financial issues of college.

In this candid interview, Jim opens up about personal experiences with families he has counseled and passes along good advice to listeners.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio book for Free from Audible with a 30-day free trial.

The Recruiting Power Pack free download.

Ask Jon your recruiting question for next week's episode.

Aug 28, 2018

We received a great question from a listener in our "One Question Series."  It's about video and what content to include so the coach will watch the whole thing.

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler answers the question and gives details on an athlete's video.  He'll explain what to include, what order and especially what a college coach is looking for.

Find out, also, how you can have a free copy of Jon's audio book.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free 30-day trial with Audible.  Get Jon's book free.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle, Paperback and Audible

Recruiting Power Pack-- free download

Ask Jon your recruiting question.

Aug 22, 2018

It's one of the most dangerous things an athlete can do and it could kill your scholarship chances.  Many athletes today are accepting verbal offers, even as early as 8th grade. 

This week's question is from a parent whose son has received a verbal offer, and she has some good questions about that offer.

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler tells a heartbreaking story and then explains clearly why her son or any athlete should never accept a verbal offer.  There are several reasons, and Jon covers them.

Jon also explains how you can get the information you need from a coach to find out early on what he or she might be offering down the road.

In a day when we want to sew up the scholarship offer as early as possible, there is a big temptation to accept a verbal offer.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Get the Audible version of The Athletic Scholarship Playbook for FREE.

The FREE Recruiting Power Pack.

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

Email Jon with your recruiting question.

Aug 15, 2018

Almost every talented high school athlete has a choice to make at least once.  And this choice is a family decision:

Which competitive team should I play for? 

The question comes up when you're sought after by more than one club or competitive team coach. 

And that leads a family to wonder if playing on the better team --or even a competitive or club team -- increases scholarship chances.  On this week's episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler answers a father's question about his daughter's situation.  She has been asked by two teams to play with them. 

What are the recruiting implications?  Jon addresses this question and brings up a couple other points, too.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Download the Free Recruiting Power Pack

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Sign up for Audible free for a month and get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook Audio Book for FREE.

Email your recruiting question to Jon.

Aug 7, 2018

This week's question comes from Kayleigh, an athlete who expresses what other athletes are thinking, "How can I know when a coach is really interested in me?" 

Recruiting shouldn't be a guessing game, but it often is.  The key is getting clarity all the way through the process with as many coaches as possible.  That's the way it should be in a perfect world, but the reality is that it is not.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler takes this question apart and delivers and answer that goes beneath the surface. He reads into the question to what the athlete really might be asking.

Get clarification in your recruiting game plan as you listen.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting Power Pack-- FREE Download

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

NCAA Recruiting Calendars

NCAA recent rule change article

Ask Jon a recruiting question.  He'll answer it on an upcoming episode in this One Question Series

 

Jul 31, 2018

One of the biggest thrills in recruiting is to experience an official visit.  There's something about knowing that your athlete is valuable enough for a school to spend money on him or her.

Any visit, official or unofficial, is the best way to get to know a school, program and coach as you narrow down your choices.  There's no substitute for a face-to-face encounter.

The question in our One Question Series is all about recruiting trips.  Beth's daughter is a talented athlete and is starting to get invitations. 

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler goes into detail about recruiting trips.  Listen so you can be prepared for trips your family makes to check out programs.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack free download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in several formats

Email your recruiting question to Jon

NCAA website on official visits

 

Jul 24, 2018

Parents and athletes often ask how they can get recruiting help from the athlete's high school coach?  Certainly, the coach can put in a good word with a number of college coaches.

However, more often than not, the high school coach falls far short of the family's expectations.  In most cases, the coach isn't much help, which is disappointing.

In this episode of the "One Question" series, recruiting expert Jon Fugler tackles this big question.  He helps you make sense of the situation and explains what you can do to bridge the gap.

Have your question featured in a future episode in this series.  Simply email Jon at jon@recruit-me.com and he will respond on the podcast in this series.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack free download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in several formats

Email your recruiting question to Jon

 

Jul 17, 2018

The path to a scholarship is not a direct line, so it can be confusing as you work towards your goal.  Parents and athletes, as you work together, recruiting expert Jon Fugler explains how to get from where you are today to where you want to be in college.

This is the opening episode in a series called "One Question."  Jon invites you to submit your biggest question.  He'll be answering listeners' questions over the next several weeks, going deep into one per episode.

Submit your question to jon@recruit-me.com

Now dig in with Jon as he lays out four things that will get you from here to there.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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

The free Recruiting Power Pack, including a resume template.

Email Jon with your recruiting question.

Jul 3, 2018

In this milestone episode, we're going right for the most important content you'll get on this podcast  Recruiting expert Jon Fugler celebrates Episode #100 by giving you exactly what you need to impress college coaches.

It comes down to three things, and talent is NOT at the top of the list.  Jon knows what college coaches are looking for in a recruit and how they can spot a potential scholarship athlete.  You'll know, too, by the end of this episode.

Delivered with a strong conviction and intense enthusiasm, Jon believes this content is at the core of your recruiting success.  This show must hit the ears of the student-athlete, so make sure your kid listens.

Jon also makes a special announcement that will affect the future.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.  Kindle, print and Audible formats.

The FREE download:  The Recruiting Power Pack

Send Jon any recruiting questions

Jun 13, 2018

This episode is packed with content.  If you want to discover the best advice for your summer recruiting success, this is the episode you need to hear.

For the past month, recruiting expert Jon Fugler has been laying out four secrets to your summer recruiting success.  This is a critical recruiting season and you don't want to blow it.

This week, Jon condenses the past four episodes so you have all four secrets in one place.  It's always good to hear things more than once if you expect to apply things well.  These four secrets tie together and you'll see how in this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack- Free

Get The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Recruit-Me System-- Step-by-Step

Ask Jon a question

Jun 5, 2018

If you have success this summer in recruiting, it's a big win.  But what does success look like for you?

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler concludes his four-part series on the secrets to your summer recruiting success.  In this episode, you'll be asked to determine what success does look like.  But before you get to that point, Jon shares the fourth secret, and it will guide you to determining success.

You'll understand the need to have big and small in your recruiting strategy.  Jon shares what that means and how to implement this transforming concept.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting Power Pack free download

Get The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Contact Jon

May 30, 2018

How can an athlete get on the radar of multiple coaches this summer so he or she is set up for a powerful recruiting year when fall hits?

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler shares the third of four secrets that will make that happen.  It takes two weeks or less to put this secret into action. 

With summer being a high time for recruiting, you'll be inspired as Jon gives you practical steps of action that will generate interest from coaches.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting Power Pack free download, including The First Steps to an Athletic Scholarship

Recruit-Me Premium Step-by-Step System

Athletic Scholarship Playbook

 

May 23, 2018

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler dives into a parent's question about their talented daughter who is not sure about competing in college.  She loves her sport but has another big interest, as well.  Jon answers this family and helps all parents and athletes get perspective.

Then Jon reveals the #2 secret to your summer recruiting success.  Last week, the #1 secret was all about not wasting "it."  Go back and listen if you need to.  This week, Jon shares four keys under the #2 secret that will accelerate your summer recruiting results.

Summer is actually here, even though it's not June.  The earlier you can get a jump start on it, the better you will maximize the biggest recruiting opportunity.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

30% off Recruit-Me System Premium Membership.  Use Discount Code SUMMER30.

Free download: The Recruiting Powerpack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in three formats

Ask Jon a question for a future episode

May 15, 2018

You want to be successful, especially at getting an athletic scholarship.  Whether you're a parent or an athlete, there's one thing you need to know:  SUMMER IS THE BIGGEST RECRUITING SEASON.

How can you score big in your recruiting efforts this summer?  Recruiting expert Jon Fugler shares the #1 secret to succeeding.  He'll break it down into four elements that will be easy to remember but will take effort to apply.  If you're serious about getting an athletic scholarship, make this summer count the way Jon explains.

One of the things Jon stresses is that you can't have this summer back.  Missed opportunity is like not taking an open shot underneath the basket. 

This is the first of a four-part series that will equip you this summer.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack free download

The #1 How-to Recruiting Book:  The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Last year's summer recruiting episode: #48

Contact Jon about speaking to sports families at your high school or club

May 8, 2018

You might have found the title of this episode shocking.  Yes, sports can destroy your life.  It's up to you.

Jon Fugler's guest on this episode, Shannon Carlisle, is a former D1 scholarship athlete who discovered she had tunnel vision.  Her sports career was her life.  When her college career was over, it took her years to adapt to life outside sports.

Today, she helps other athletes develop the right perspective on athletic competition so their personal identity isn't tied to their sports career.  She heads up Path to Purpose.

When we pursue an athletic scholarship, our sports life can dominate us, and it can get worse once we get into college.  As a result, the sport you love can actually destroy you.

Listen to Shannon as she share some wisdom that will help athletes while they are still in high school.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free download of The Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in three formats

The Path to Purpose

May 1, 2018

You've been to class the past three weeks and this is the final chapter with Jon Fugler and his series on Supercharging Your Recruiting Game.

Jon focuses on two things that he goes deeply into.  Your two most important tools that you'll create in your recruiting efforts.  If you do it right, you'll be miles ahead of other athletes.

As you listen, make note of the takeaways for you.  For instance, one of the things Jon camps on is video.  You may already have one, but you'll pick up some pointers that could make your video even better-- getting your athlete a better look from college coaches.

Remember, this is a series of four episodes.  While each one stands on its own, you'll benefit by going back and listening to the first three in the series.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Free Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Apr 25, 2018

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler gives you three more things this week to supercharge your recruiting game.

When it comes down to it, recruiting is hard work, but there is no need to spend needless energy.  Many families fail at recruiting simply because they give up.

You'll find out from Jon that staying on course, and supercharged, requires the discipline to do specific things and nothing else.  Overwhlem is a result of doing too much of the wrong things and not getting results.

Jon tells us that "Getting recruited is not someone else's responsibility."  He teaches us how to own this process and succeed by keeping it in the family.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Download:  The Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Email Jon with questions

Apr 10, 2018

(NOTE: This episode is dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey Team, who lost 15 members and associates in a tragic bus/semi accident over the weekend.  We are remembering you).

When it comes to making sure your recruiting campaign is on target, on schedule and executed with power, recruiting expert Jon Fugler believes you can do all of it on your own.

In this second of four parts, Jon helps you supercharge your recruiting game.  He first brings two bits of advice and then zeroes in on how to make sure your resume or Player Profile sizzles.

Jon gets down to details on this, so listen carefully.  And make sure you download your Player Profile Template when you get your free Recruiting Power Pack at www.recruit-me.com.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Go Fund Me account for the Humboldt Broncos families

Download your free Recruiting Power Pack, including the Player Profile Template

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in three formats

Email Jon with any recruiting questions

 

Apr 4, 2018

The serious summer recruiting season will be here before you know it and you better be ready.  Recruiting expert Jon Fugler kicks off a four-part series that will bring renewed energy and clarity to your recruiting efforts.

In this episode, Jon emphasizes that you can do recruiting on your own.  And he explains how in this series.  Today, he shares about three of the most popular, but unnecessary, places families are investing in recruiting Then he gives you alternatives that are either free or as little as $15. 

Don’t be fooled into thinking you need to spend $2,500.  Or $1,500.  Or even $500 or $200.  You can be successful at recruiting without high-risk expenditures. You’ll learn how.

Supercharge your recruiting game.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Recruiting Power Pack Free Download including a Template for your Player Profile/Resume

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

Mar 28, 2018

Your athletic scholarship dream undoubtedly includes competing at the school of your choice.  That dream can become a reality, but it doesn't just happen.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler shares three things that will get you on the right track to getting a scholarship at one of your top choices. 

These three things include starting right, the 80-20 principle and one other key element.  Sticking with these three things will greatly enhance your recruiting efforts. 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free download: Recruiting Power Pack

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

Mar 21, 2018

Sometimes the simplest answer is the solution to the biggest problem.

In this episode, Athletic Scholarship Coach Jon Fugler invites you into a conversation about dominos.  And how the first domino is the key to your athletic scholarship success.

Knocking over that first domino is simple.  What's challenging is identifying what that domino is.  But if you do... you'll leap towards the scholarship. 

Leave the complex behind and embrace the simple as you identify what your ONE thing is that will lead to an athletic scholarship.  The ONE thing concept is powerful and it is producing winners in all walks of life.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Final week to download the first chapter of the Athletic Scholarship Playbook for free

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle, Paperback or Audio Book.

The ONE Thing

Email Jon with your ONE Thing

 

Mar 13, 2018

Strange title for a podcast episode, isn't it?  But that's because recruiting expert Jon Fugler wants it to be memorable.

In this episode, Jon will introduce three things you can do that will help you find the school that's the right fit.  If you do these three things, your recruiting experience will be more than just theory, emails and phone calls.  It will be 3-D.

Your scholarship pursuit means hitting the road.  It's part of the package when it comes to finding the best fit.  Hitting the road doesn't mean last-minute either.  It should be part of your process throughout, as Jon explains.

But when you hit the road, what do you do?  Jon gives you specific steps to take.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free download of the first chapter of the Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

Get the Athletic Scholarship Playbook on Amazon

Email Jon with questions or comments

Mar 6, 2018

This is a rapid-paced episode.  Recruiting expert Jon Fugler runs you around the bases as you pursue your athletic scholarship.

He will explain every base you need to step on to do the recruiting process thoroughly and right. 

Whether you're just starting out or you're in the middle of the journey, Jon will give you a reference point and help you determine next steps.  This episode is especially important as you plan your summer and what will be your recruiting priorities.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents (Also available in AUDIOBOOK)

Download the first chapter of the Playbook free

Get Jon's 10-Point Recruiting Checklist

Feb 27, 2018

Eavesdrop on a coaching call between recruiting expert Jon Fugler and a parent who is wondering how to lead his talented daughter down the recruiting path.

Jon covers a lot of ground with Michael, helping him determine next steps with his daughter.  She is a star athlete who is talented in three sports.

The theme of parent-athlete teamwork comes through.  That's one of the biggest keys in the scholarship journey.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Download the first chapter Free of The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook on Amazon

Feb 20, 2018

This week, we dig deeper with former D1 scholarship athlete Nate Sallee.  If you didn't listen to part 1 last week, go back and hear some gems.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler asks Nate share the top things he did right and then what he would have done differently. Get a balanced viewpoint from someone who has been there.

Perspective is key in your scholarship journey, and that's why we've asked Nate back for a second week. He'll bring valuable insights for both parents and athletes.

With his business, Visionary Athlete, Nate uses his experience to counsel high school athletes on their recruiting efforts and gives them the tools to succeed.

Jon challenges Nate with a final question in this interview that will make you think differently.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Download a free chapter of Jon's book, "The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

Get The Athletic Scholarship Playbook in Kindle, Paperback or Audiobook

The Visionary Athlete

Nate's "Coach to Coach" Podcast

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