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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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Oct 26, 2021

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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Oct 19, 2021

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.  

Go to Recruit-Me.com/system to take advantage of the Fall Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  The system is normally $127, but the Fall Special is now only $99.

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Oct 12, 2021

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.  

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Oct 5, 2021

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.

Take advantage of the new Fall Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Normal price is $127, but the Fall Special is reduced to $99.  Go to Recruit-Me.com/system for more information and click the Get Access button to purchase this money saving and time saving recruiting system.  

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Sep 28, 2021

A 2016 Omaha World-Herald newspaper article called With Scholarship Limit, College Baseball Careers Come with a Cost inspired this episode, Episode 269: ROI, Return on Investment.  In this episode of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast I wanted to warn you that there are very few full athletic scholarships and that if you are looking for a full, 100% return of your investment in youth and high school sports by getting a full ride scholarship.  I cover Myth #5 from the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System and how a baseball national champion Coastal Carolina player finished his college baseball career with both a national championship and a six-figure school loan debt.  

Find out the definition of ROI, Return on Investment and how money may not be the only thing to consider when looking at your ROI.  

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Episodes 216 and 217

 

Sep 21, 2021

Episode 268 is named Hey, High School Student; Do you want to play in college?  As I explain in this episode I was triggered to develop this episode as I watched a college football game and the announcer was saying that one of the starting quarterbacks was with his 3rd team and this was his 6th year of college football.  The 1st thought I had was, Wow! That takes a lot of dedication to play 6 years of a college sport.  I don't remember the player or the team that was on TV, but I can imagine with all the recent events that this player probably entered college as a freshman.  He probably redshirted and didn't play his freshman year.  He probably didn't play much his sophomore year and then transferred to another college.  He maybe played 2 years at that college and then transferred as a graduate student to play this last year .  That is 2190 days of college football.  That takes a lot of dedication.  That is a lot of early morning workouts, going to class, practices, study halls and film sessions.  I thought, what does it take to continue to practice and play for that long.  As I thought about it some more and how it related to our family and then the Recruit-Me families, it popped in my head, How many times did this player ask himself, "Do I want to play college football?"  

So, I related this question, "Do I want to play in college?" to our families situations.  Listen to this episode to hear when this question can pop into a high schoolers mind, how often it may be asked in both high school and college and how it can effect your recruiting.  

Let's get you started on asking the question, "Do you want to play in college?"

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Sep 14, 2021

This episode is packed with information about NAIA and JUCO eligibility information that will help you prepare as a high school student-athlete as you get ready to go to a NAIA or Junior College.  Listen to episode 266 to get NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III information, too.  Use the handy links below in the show notes to shortcut to find helpful information.  Recruit-Me and The Athletic Scholarship Podcast want to save you both time and money during the recruiting process.  

The NAIA.org website is a great resource for eligibility information and the NAIA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is a great 7 page resource that will help save you that time.  I left the links from Episode 266 in the show notes to help you, too.

Also, to help you save time and money, take advantage of the Back to School Special price on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Click Here to more information about the Recruit-Me 3.0 System.  

NAIA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

NAIA Eligibility Center

NCAA.org

NAIA.org

NJCAA.org

www.hsida.org

Episode 216 and Episode 217

Play Division 1 Sports

Play Division 2 Sports

Play Division 3 Sports

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Core Courses

Find Your High School's List of Core Courses

Calculate Your Core Courses Credit and GPA

Grade Point Average

Test Scores

Educational Resources

 

 

Sep 7, 2021

This episode is covering the NCAA Eligibility requirements and many definitions of the eligibility process.  I will walk you through the NCAA.org website and cover what to during your high school freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years to setup and fulfill your high school academics to be eligible to enter college.  

This episode is coming in a late on Tuesday.  We had a busy Labor Day weekend.  Sutton, my youngest son, spent Saturday visiting college campuses.  My nephew, Easton, plays football at a D3 college and my niece, Olivia, plays basketball at a NAIA college, both in the same town.  Easton was supposed to play a football game on Saturday and we were going to the game and do some campus visits before and after the game.  But, the game was cancelled because of COVID.  Sutton still wanted to drive 2 1/2 hours to visit the campuses. Also, on Monday, Sutton attended a baseball showcase and did a campus tour and visited with the head coach.  So we had a busy and good weekend.  Find out more in my weekly email by signing up for either the FREE Recruiting Power Pack or the Recruiting Checklist.   

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NAIA.org

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Episode 216 and Episode 217

Play Division 1 Sports

Play Division 2 Sports

Play Division 3 Sports

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Core Courses

Find Your High School's List of Core Courses

Calculate Your Core Courses Credit and GPA

Grade Point Average

Test Scores

Educational Resources

 

Aug 31, 2021

Episode 265 is an episode that talks about the recruiting process as we enter a new school year, Fall Season 2021.  The season brings high school sports like football, volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf and cross country.  Listen in to see what you should do if you are a freshman or a sophomore in high school.  I then cover that if you are a junior and senior what actions you can take as games and competitions take place.  

Find out how research, setting parameters, writing an introductory email, a player profile and a personal recruiting questionnaire, plus videos will help get in front of college coaches.  Learn how you send to coach, what to send to a coach and what to expect when you send to a coach this Fall season.

Take advantage of 2 deals that have just started.  Recruit-Me has the Recruiting Checklist and the Start of School Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Click on the 2 links below to learn more and take advantage of these deals.

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Aug 24, 2021

This episode explains how to use statistics to help get you recruited.  You will hear from some college coaches on what is important to them when you send stats to them.  They tell us what they are looking for.  

This version of the show notes is short, as I am getting this episode loaded late on Monday night.  My wife had a neck surgery at the end of the week and we had a big Project Graduation fundraiser today for Sutton's graduating class, so time has flown by.  Listen to this information packed episode and click on the show notes below to take advantage of the Recruiting Checklist and the new Back to School Special of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System. 

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Aug 17, 2021

Episode 263 discusses the how, the when and the where a High School Student Athlete gets Exposure to college coaches.  Getting seen by college coaches is the most essential part of getting recruited, getting an offer and getting a scholarship.  

Listen and find out when getting exposure is the best time during your high school career, find out where to exposure to coaches and how to enhance that exposure when you at those games or events.

Check out the new Hot Summer Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  This special ends on August 30th.  Click below to get more information.  You get step by step instruction on when to start and how to start and how to be successful in your recruiting process.  For only $127 you instantly get the Recruit-Me 3.0 System, plus I will send you a copy of the 356 page The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal, a $20 value, plus The Athletic Scholarship Playbook, a $15 value.  Both books were written by the Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler.  

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Aug 10, 2021

Episode 262 is the final episode in a 5 part series that gives you and inside look at my youngest son's, Sutton's, recruitment and the 6 steps that him and I navigated from the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Today's episode covers the last 2 steps of the Recruit-Me 3.0 System.  Step 5 is how to track your communications with colleges and coaches and Step 6 is how and when to send updates as you continue to talk to coaches.  If you do Steps 1-4, but don't effectively do Steps 5 & 6 then you are just hoping to get a chance to participate in college sports and get a scholarship.  

Listen in to see how to track your communications and how to send updates and get yourself that scholarship.  Also, checkout Recruit-Me.com/tools to see how to get the Recruiting Checklist that has 9 items to help guide you through the recruiting process.  You can get this Recruiting Checklist downloaded to you for $1 and get a great compass to guide you through the maze.  

Check out the new Hot Summer Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Click below to get more information.  You get step by step instruction on when to start and how to start and how to be successful in your recruiting process.  For only $127 you instantly get the Recruit-Me 3.0 System, plus I will send you a copy of the 356 page The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal, a $20 value, plus The Athletic Scholarship Playbook, a $15 value.  Both books were written by the Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler.  

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Aug 3, 2021

This week's episode covers the Recruiting Questionnaire.  Just about every sport, every college team has an online recruiting questionnaire to fill out.  The Recruit-Me process suggests that the High School Student-Athlete create his or her own Personal Recruiting Questionnaire and send it to all the schools on their list.  Remember, Step 1 was to Build Your School List.  Step 2 to Write a Great Introductory Email.  Step 3 was to Create a Player Profile.  And now Step 4 is to put together your Personalized Recruiting Questionnaire. Sutton sends his Recruiting Questionnaire within a week of sending his packet of the Introductory Email and the Player Profile to coaches.  

Recruit-Me likes the student-athlete to do this step.  By building your own Personal Recruiting Questionnaire you will be getting almost all the information that the college's questionnaire would be asking.  It takes 15-30 minutes to fill out each questionnaire.  So building your own will not only save you time, but will help you to stand out from all the other 100 recruits trying to get your spot.  If a coach ask you to still fill their questionnaire out, go ahead and do it.  

Check out the new Hot Summer Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Click below to get more information.  You get step by step instruction on when to start and how to start and how to be successful in your recruiting process.  For only $127 you instantly get the Recruit-Me 3.0 System, plus I will send you a copy of the 356 page The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal, a $20 value, plus The Athletic Scholarship Playbook, a $15 value.  Both books were written by the Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler.  

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Jul 27, 2021

This week's episode covers the Player Profile.  The Player Profile can be the 1 resource that can set you apart from 100s of other recruits.  Go to Recruit-Me.com to download the Free Recruiting Power Pack and see the Player Profile.

Check out the new Hot Summer Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Click below to get more information.  You get step by step instruction on when to start and how to start and how to be successful in your recruiting process.  For only $127 you instantly get the Recruit-Me 3.0 System, plus I will send you a copy of the 356 page The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal, a $20 value, plus The Athletic Scholarship Playbook, a $15 value.  Both books were written by the Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler.  

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The  Athletic Scholarship Playbook

 

Jul 20, 2021

Episode 259 is the 2nd of a series that will cover in detail what Sutton, my youngest son, and our family is going through currently in his college sports recruitment.  Sutton wants to play baseball in college and get that experience along with his college education.  Sutton is entering his senior year of high school and like 1000s of other student-athletes across the US and the world, the last 2 years have been a struggle to get college coaches attention in any sport.  

Step 1 of his journey was to Build and Research a School List. Step 2 is Write a Great Introductory Email.  Make a great first impression on college coaches that you contact. 

Hear how Sutton and I built his Introductory Email and hear the actual email.   

Check out the new Hot Summer Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Click below to get more information.  You get step by step instruction on when to start and how to start and how to be successful in your recruiting process.  For only $127 you instantly get the Recruit-Me 3.0 System, plus I will send you a copy of the 356 page The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal, a $20 value, plus The Athletic Scholarship Playbook, a $15 value.  Both books were written by the Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler.  

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The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal

The  Athletic Scholarship Playbook

 

Jul 13, 2021

Episode 258 is the 1st of a series that will cover in detail what Sutton, my youngest son, and our family is going through currently in his college sports recruitment.  Sutton wants to play baseball in college and get that experience along with his college education.  Sutton is entering his senior year of high school and like 1000s of other student-athletes across the US and the world, the last 2 years have been a struggle to get college coaches attention in any sport.  

Step 1 of his journey was to Build and Research a School List.  We started this between his sophomore and junior year and have continued to adjust and update the list so he can do Step 2.  In this episode I go into detail on how Sutton and I use some special resources to help record and organize all the information we research.  The collegecoachesonline.com website and The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal are great resources that you can purchase to enhance your research and save you time through this 2-4 year process.  You can search the internet and the college websites and make notes in your own notebook or computer spreadsheet, too.  

Hear how Sutton set parameters to help search for colleges, how we record information like a school's address, mascot, level of play, coach's information, possible travel and more.  

Check out the new Hot Summer Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System.  Click below to get more information.  You get step by step instruction on when to start and how to start and how to be successful in your recruiting process.  For only $127 you instantly get the Recruit-Me 3.0 System, plus I will send you a copy of the 356 page The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal, a $20 value, plus The Athletic Scholarship Playbook, a $15 value.  Both books were written by the Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler.  

Hot Summer Special, Recruit-Me 3.0 System

FREE Recruiting Power Pack

CollegeCoachesOnline.com   RM123

Recruit-Me.com

Athletic Scholarship Podcast, All Episodes

The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner and Journal

The  Athletic Scholarship Playbook

 

Jul 6, 2021

Filling out and registering on the appropriate NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Eligibility Centers are often overlooked and not understood as a step of the recruiting process.  Here in Episode 257 of the Athletic Scholarship Podcast, I provide you with links to find the Eligibility Centers and what to expect when you start to fill out all the information needed.  I also tell you why you need to fill out the information and which accounts are free and which accounts cost you some money to register.  There are avenues in these Eligibility Centers that lead you to the level of athletic play you are looking for.  

NCAA Eligibility Center

NAIA Eligibility Center

NCAA.org

NAIA.org

NJCAA.org

 

 

Jun 29, 2021

Episode 256 is an interview with a college student-athlete, my son, Parker Hanks.  Parker is entering his senior year academically at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  I interviewed Parker a year ago on Episode 211.  I invite you to click on the All Episodes link below and listen to that episode. 

Today, Parker and I talk about some of the challenges of the last 2 years with COVID, we reflect on some of the challenges he faced during his recruitment and he give you some insight into his athletic and academic experience at Northwestern.  

I did the interview while I was on the road with Sutton, my youngest son, for his baseball weekend in Lawrence, KS.  Sutton's team had a rain, actually a storm, delay on Saturday, so I got Parker on Zoom and we recorded the interview.  The interview went great, but my microphone wasn't working, so my questions were hard to hear and garbled.  So I visited Best Buy and purchased a new microphone and had to re-record and splice in the interview questions.  If you hear some difference in volume and some 'canned' sounding questions, then that is the reason.  The star of the episode is Parker anyway. 

By the way, Sutton's team, the Marucci Midwest 18u Victus Nationals, won all 4 games.  They won Thursday night, they were stormed out Friday night, delay from morning to Saturday night for 2 games and won on Sunday morning. 

The end of this episode has Item #4 of the Recruiting Checklist that is found in The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner & Journal book, written by Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler.  Hear how you can get full Recruiting Checklist and the book in this episode.

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Parker Hanks, Northwestern University Baseball

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Jun 22, 2021

Episode 255 brings up the issue of coaching changes and how they effect a student-athletes recruitment.  The main reasons I wanted to bring this up is that coaching changes happen very often and I do not want you to be surprised when it does during your recruitment or after you are playing at that college.

There are ways to handle a coaching change and use it to your advantage.  Listen to this episode for many helpful tips on how to know there is a coaching change, how to deal with a coaching change and strategies to enhance your recruitment if there are coaching changes. 

Also, hear about item #2 and #3 of the Recruiting Checklist that is a feature of the The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner & Journal.  The Athletic Scholarship 24 Month Planner & Journal is a 300+ page book that you can plan and record events and communications during your recruitment.  

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Jun 15, 2021

Thank you very much for a fabulous 1st year of my ownership of Recruit-Me and The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  

This episode is a 1 year review of that 1st year.  I briefly tell you about how I became the owner and CEO of Recruit-Me. Then throughout the remainder of Episode 254, I let you know of some of the free and inexpensive resources that Recruit-Me offers you and I also bring you a brief description of many of the Athletic Scholarship Podcasts that I did over the last year.  I want to let you know about these episodes so you can go back and listen or re-listen to them and maybe you are needing a little pick-me-up in your recruiting process.

Listen to see what episodes could help you as I talk about Official and Unofficial Visits, do interviews with parents of college soccer, basketball and volleyball players and more interviews with college golf, track and field, and basketball coaches.

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All Episodes of the Athletic Scholarship Podcast

Start of Summer Special on the Recruit-Me 3.0 System

FREE Recruiting Power Pack

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

The Athletic Scholarship 24 Mth Planner & Journal

 

Jun 8, 2021

This episode, Episode 253, of the Athletic Scholarship Podcast is a hodgepodge of information about recruiting and about college life.  

The recruiting information is a reflection of what my family is doing right now with Sutton.  Sutton is going to be a Senior, Class of 2022, at Ozark High School in Ozark, Missouri.  because of COVID roadblocks over the last year, we are now ready to start send his introductory emails, player profile, schedules, recruiting questionnaires and videos to college coaches.  Coaches that are on his list and to college baseball coaches that are near the places he will play this summer.  

The college life information is a pea into how parent, mainly me, travels and observes as his, again me, son's team plays their last 3 games of a weird year.  I try to show you the may perks and opportunities that a parent gets to experience on a road trip.  Also, since this is the last series of the year, I try to reflect some of the emotion of the players and the parents, especially the seniors on the team.

College sports are tough.  They are filled with highs and lows of emotions, but the highs way outweigh the lows.  So get on board and let's spend 5 days together.  

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Episode 219: Parents; Should You Live Through Your Student-Athlete?

Episode 251: Part 1 of 2 of An Interview with Rand Chappell

Episode 252: Part 2 of 2 of An Interview with Rand Chappell

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Jun 1, 2021

Part 2 of 2 of An Interview with Coach Rand Chappell is packed with helpful recruiting tips and insights.  Coach Chappell is the Head Basketball Coach at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.  In Episode 251, Part 1 of this interview we cover the differences of the different levels of basketball play and recruiting, the COVID effect, JUCO advantages and scholarships and much more.  Coach Chappell has coached basketball for over 30 years and he has coached at the JUCO level, the NAIA level, the Division 2 level and the Division 1 level.  In this episode, Episode 252, he tells how his boss, the Head Coach, had him mark "No" on recruits at a summer tournament based on if they interacted negatively with coaches, other players or officials.  Other subjects in this episode are the discipline of High School sports, Academics and JUCO opportunities.  Much of this advice is helpful for all sports and all levels.  Take this 15+ minutes to learn a little more about the recruiting process.  

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Rand Chappell, Johnson County Community College

May 25, 2021

I love doing interviews for The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  Not that I am really good at interviewing, but the guests give hands-on and very useful recruiting information to you.  Episode 251 is an interview with the Head Coach of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.  Coach Rand Chappell has coached for over 30 years at the Junior College, NAIA, Division 2 and Division 1 levels.  Coach Chappell just finished his 1st year at Johnson County and his team made the JUCO National Championship Tournament in the 2020-2021 season.  

In this episode, Part 1 of 2, Coach Chappell hits on COVID issues in recruiting, the levels of JUCO that are available, what he looks for when recruiting at all the different levels, JUCO, NAIA, D2 and D1, some of the advantages of Junior College and some of the challenges of college.  

I invite you to listen to last week's episode, Episode 250.  I was a celebration of the 250th episode of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast and a celebration of the Recruit-Me founder, Jon Fugler. There are many episodes mentioned and below is a link to get all the 250 episodes throughout the last 5+ years.  Go back and listen to as many as you can.  Listen as you mow the yard,  walk your neighborhood or drive to your next tournament.  

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Rand Chappell, Johnson County Community College

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May 18, 2021

The Athletic Scholarship Podcast has hit a milestone.  The 250th episode is quite an accomplishment.  In this episode I will take this 15 minutes to honor and reflect on how the Athletic Scholarship Podcast started and give you a taste of some great information that Jon Fulger passed on in episodes 1-203. 

Jon Fulger is the founder of Recruit-Me and the Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  I took over in June of 2020, so the overwhelming number of episode were the work of Jon.  Let's celebrate this milestone of 250 episodes by listening to how Recruit-Me, Recruit-Me.com and the Athletic Scholarship Podcast were inspired.

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May 11, 2021

Episode 249 includes 6 Psychological Challenges you might encounter in college.  There are probably many other subjects I could speak to, but these 6 came to mind.  These psychological challenges can effect both the college student-athlete and the family of the college player.  They can actually have some effect on your decision on a college and the sports program you choose.  As I say in the podcast, the goal of this episode is to "create a little space in your mind" so you will not be surprised  and so you can help make decisions while you are still going through the recruiting process.  

The Psychological Challenges covered are(in no particular order):

  • Living away from home, both close to home and far away.
  • Living in a dorm and with a roommate you may or may not like.
  • You will not be the smartest in your class or the best player on the team.
  • You may not play in games much your 1st, 2nd or even your 3rd or 4th year.
  • Be ready for injury, coaches leaving and /or new recruits or transfers.
  • The coach wants you to change.

Again, these challenges may effect both the student-athlete and parents.  Being aware, being prepared can save some bad situations.  Listen to become aware of some of the traps that hurt and shorten college careers.  

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