I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and you are ready for the New Year. I also hope Recruit-Me and The Athletic Scholarship Podcast has helped you and your family in your recruiting journey. I would like to ask a couple of favors for 2021. One is, please share The Athletic Scholarship Podcast with another family or 2 that will start in the recruiting process or is in the recruiting process. The second, is to reach out to me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing a review on your favorite podcast app. This year-ending podcast, Episode 230, is a 2020 Review of all the podcasts I have done since becoming the owner and CEO of Recruit-Me. So starting with Episode 203 on June 23rd and going through Episode 229 on December 22nd, I briefly list the main points of each of the episodes. The goal of this 2020 Review is to give you a reference that can help you find a subject that will help you as you go through your recruiting journey. Subjects like what to do each year of your high school years, tips during COVID, definitions of various recruiting terms and a listing of all the possible scholarship opportunities. There are interviews with a current college athlete, a former college athlete, a mindset mentor, a D1 college golf coach and a parent of a D1 soccer player. Thank you for listening this year. If you have not signed up for the FREE Recruiting Power Pack, then go to Recruit-Me.com to sign up or take advantage of the 2 great books that Jon Fugler wrote, The Athletic Scholarship Playbook and The Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Planner and Journal. You can find out more information on Recruit-Me.com/tools. If you have not take advantage of the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System and the special new CEO price of only $99, please click on Recruit-Me.com/system. This offer ends 12/31/2020.
Happy New Year!
Bringing in Jon Fugler for an interview makes for an information-packed and fast moving episode. Episode 229, features Jon Fugler, the founder and former CEO of Recruit-Me. I wanted to have Jon on to catch up and let you know some of Jon's inspiration for starting Recruit-Me, a recruiting education system. he started Recruit-Me in 2012, after his twin sons played baseball for Air Force. Listen in to see what Jon and his family have been doing since June and as he shares some of the basics of the recruiting process that worked for his family, thousands of families over the last 18 years and basics that will work for you today. We hit topics like parental involvement, student-athlete involvement, the effects of COVID, the basics of contacting coaches, setting goals and game planning, and how making a college school list as a freshman and sophomore will lead to great results as a junior or senior. Jon helps set the tone that Christmas break is a wonderful time to charge forward with your recruiting process. Charge forward in 2021. Take this 20 minutes to learn and re-charge yourselves for the upcoming new year. Please listen and learn, plus share this episode and any of your favorite past episodes with a student-athlete or a family of a student-athlete that is in the recruiting process. Next week will a year in review for 2020 and gives you a short refresher on each episode since June 2020.
7:23- 7:54 Comments about Parental Involvement
10:13 - 10:44 Let Coaches Know Your Interested
12:20 - 12:39 Take the Initiative and Get Out of the Starting Blocks
18:35 - 19:01 Recruiting is Year Round
19:38 - 20:05 Firsthand Advice
The Christmas break is a great time cook up a college list. It does not matter if you are a freshman or sophomore and are just getting started in the recruiting game or if you are a junior or senior needing to attention fast. A college list is essential. This episode, 228, is chalked full of great ingredients to help you "cook up" a great list. This episode, A Recipe for Your College List; Ingredients Included, gives you the resources, I mean ingredients, to mix it all together. So take 15 minutes to learn how you can use the holidays to get you going. Also, you will hear Myth #8 of 10 about Athletic Scholarships. Check out the links below for easy and free resources, oops, ingredients for you list. Merry Christmas!
Episode 227 covers 3 integrated topics that will take your recruitment to a higher level. Visualization can propel, not only, your athletic performance, but also, your recruitment journey. It may be easy to SEE how visualization can help you to play better, but how does it help in recruiting? Well, that is where setting goals and planning comes into play. Writing down goals, both long term and short term, helps you to chart out starting strategies and deadlines. This 15 minutes is chalked full of stories and examples of visualization, goal setting and planning advice. See how the Athletic Scholarship 24-Month Recruiting Planner and Journal written by Jon Fugler, can help super-charge your recruiting progress.
In episodes 223 and 224, the interviews with Kevin Easley, a college athlete's father, we got some great information from a family that went through the recruiting process and is go through the recruiting process with their high school age son. One of the many, many tidbits from the Easley interviews was that the family started looking up recruiting rules on NCAA.org. Learning NCAA rules helped them to understand some recruiting lingo and helped them to understand why coaches did things certain ways. From this advice this episode is going to cover Unofficial Visits. Episode 226 will cover the rules for Unofficial Visits on travel, lodging, entertainment and the number of visits allowed. You will also get a look into my own family's experiences on visits. Don't forget about Myth #6 of Athletic Scholarships, that are found in the Recruit-Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarships System.