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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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Apr 9, 2024

A week ago I got a text from a father of a student-athlete that reminded me of Myth #1 About Athletic Scholarships.  Myth #1 is one of ten myths listed and answered in the Recruit Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System Manual.  Go to Recruit-Me.com to get access to the ecruit Me 3.0 System for only $39.  Myth #1 listed in the Recruit Me 3.0 is: If my child is good enough, the college coaches will find him or her.  The truth, as stated in the Recruit Me 3.0 is: A very small percentage of high school student-athletes receive scholarships because the coach "happened to find them".  Only the top-line elite athletes receive enough national media recognition that they are automatically recruited without having to make an effort.  The other 99% or so have to take the initiative  to contact the schools where they have an interest.  Most schools recruiting budgets are limited and coaches rely on you to contact them.  There is more on this myth in the Recruit Me 3.0 manual.  

The text I got was asking why some local, small colleges and junior colleges hadn't contact his son or the son's coaches about him.  The son, the basketball student-athlete, had just been named to an all-conference and all-district team as the high school basketball season had just ended.  This episode talks about how college coaches don't have the time or money to prosect the many high school student-athletes in the area, the state or the region.  Listen to Epi 401 to hear more about the text and the helpful recruiting information and advice.  

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Apr 2, 2024

Welcome to the historic 400th episode of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  The Athletic Scholarship Podcast has been a weekly recruiting education podcast since 2015.  The Athletic Scholarship Podcast is the world's longest running recruiting education podcast.  You get a peek into the Recruit Me and The Athletic Scholarship Podcast as I continue to host the podcast and to provide student-athletes and their families with free and inexpensive recruiting resources that help you to save time, money and anxiety.  This episode has an interview with Jon Fugler, the founder of Recruit Me and The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  Hear how both orginated and hear some recruiting advise from Jon.

Thank you for listening!  Please continue to listen on the Recruit-Me.com website or on your favorite podcast app.  Like or subscribe to The Athletic Scholarship Podcast and share the podcast with other student-athletes and their parents .  Also, share it with your high school coaches and athletic directors and your club coaches.  

Happy 400th!

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Mar 26, 2024

Welcome to Episode 399 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  We are on the doorstep of our 400th episode and this episode is a look back of one of the past episodes.  The past episode in review is Episode 37 and is titled How Do You Rise to the Top.  Jon Fuglar, the original host and founder of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast brings you 3 helpful points that were helpful in 2017 and are helpful today.  Listen and learn the 3Ps, the 3 points, to help you to rise for the top of college coaches' radars. 

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Mar 19, 2024

Bet on yourself has a lot of angles in your recruitment.  This episode was inspired by me listening to another podcast called the Never Stop Getting Better Podcast hosted by a local football head coach at Nixa High School, Coach John Perry.  Episode 78 of the Never Stop Getting Better Podcast was an interview between Coach Perry and the head football coach at the University of Missouri, Coach Eli Drinkwitz.  During the interview there was a part that talked about how Coach Drinkwitz "Bet on himself" when he took a very low paying job at Auburn University over a higher paying high school head coaching job.  This trigger me to relate how you, a recruit, needs to "bet on yourself" mulitple times throughout the recruiting process.  

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Mar 12, 2024

Welcome to Episode 397 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  One of the most important, challenging and fun parts of the recruiting process is building your college school list to contact.  Recruit Me's philosophy is that you need to recruit colleges to recruit you.  There are free and inexepensive resources out there to help you to build your college school list and then do research on those colleges.  Hear about the resources on the NCAA.org website, the NCAA.com website, the NAIA.org website, the NJCAA.org website, social media and sites and apps like collegecoachesonline.com and the Baseball Bluebook and the Virtual Dugout app.  College team websites have multiple links like the roster link, the coaches' link, the schedule link and the conference link to help you to find schools to add to you college school list and do the research on the team and the school.  

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Mar 5, 2024

Welcome to Epi 396 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  Here is Part 2 of a 2 part interview with Wayne Woosley, the owner of QR Recruiter.  Go to QRRecruiter.com.  In this episode we cover the technologies affliated with QR Recruiter, the future of QR Recruiter and the many ways QR Recruiter helps you get recruited.  

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Mar 5, 2024

Welcome to Epi 395 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  This episode was delayed from last week.  I missed publishing the episode because I was on a trip to Argentina and my computer would not power on, either on the plane or at the house we stayed in.  I had planned on finishing the publishing on the 11 hour flight down there.  So here is Part 1 of a 2 part interview with Wayne Woosley, the owner of QR Recruiter.  Go to QRRecruiter.com.  In this episode we cover the QR Draft Tag, the QR Team Roster and how QR Recruiter helps student-athletes and college coaches.  

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Feb 20, 2024

Welcome to Episode 394 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  The Recruit Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System is the cornerstone to the Recruit Me business and to your recruiting success.  Today I give you the older follow up information after you purchased the Recruit Me 3.0 System.  These follow ups give you some great recruiting advice and tips.

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Feb 13, 2024

This part 2 of a 2 part interview with the father a college rower.  Aaron Boutwell, an old friend from my college days at the then Southwest Missouri State, His daughter, Molly, in a rower for the Indiana University Hoosiers.  Listen to last week's episode, episode 392 for the first part of this interview.  This week Aaron and I cover Molly's rowing season and training, how scholarships and perks work in rowing, the levels of rowing and advantages of participating in a sport in college.  

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Indiana University Rowing

 

Feb 6, 2024

Welcome to Episode 392 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.  I get into the world of women's college rowing.  This is part 1 of a 2 part interview with Aaron Boutwell.  Aaron is the father of a current college athlete that is on the Indiana University rowing team.  In this episode you will hear about Aaron and his connection to athletics in college athletics and how athletics affected his job career and even his future family.  Aaron tells how his daughter, Molly, got into playing field hockey in high school and then how she got introduced to rowing in college.  Then, he gets into some of the basics of rowing and Molly's role on her rowing team.  Aaron and I also discuss the number of members on a women's college rowing team, the different levels of college rowing and the competition and training Molly compete in as a Hoosier rower.  Listen in and learn about how rowing may be a way some can participate at a high level in a college sport.  

Listen in next week to Episode 393, which will be part 2 of 2 of this interview.  

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Jan 30, 2024

Episode 391 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast is the 4th episode in a 4 part series about what each year of high school student-athlete should be doing here in January of 2024.  Use your freshman year to prepare for the recruiting journey and to do research on both recruiting and research on colleges and college sports programs.  Topics like:

  • Academics
  • Scholarships
  • Creating good habits
  •  Campus Drive-Thrus
  • Go to College games
  • Social Media
  • Building a College List
  • Researching a College List
  • and Researching Recruiting Education with Recruit Me

At the end of this episode is a peak into the Recruit Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System Manual.  

Please like and subscribe to The Athletic Scholarship Podcast and share it with of athletes and parents that are getting on or are already on the recruiting journey.

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Jan 23, 2024

Today's episode, Episode 390 is the 3rd episode in a 4 part series.  Episode 390 is called New Year Recruiting for the 2026 Grad which covers the Sophomore year of the 2024 high school student-athlete.  The Sophomore year is a vital year for a potential college student-athlete to prepare for the most recruitable time, your Junior year.  The Sophomore year is filled with research about colleges, college coaches and college programs, levels of play and how to contact them.  You look into your own feelings and thoughts about what you want to have in a college experience.  You start putting together your Introductory Packet information, the Introductory Email and the Player Profile to go along with your Parameters list and your College School list.  

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Jan 16, 2024

Episode 389 is a 30 minutes long interview with Chance Potts.  Chance is an ex-college athlete, the father of college athletes, a coach, a business-person and owner of One More Benefit, a Mental Fitness business.  Today we hit on Chance's recruiting experiences and what mental fitnes is and how it helps you in your sport, life and recruiting.  

Chance is a frequent guest on Coach John Perry's podcast, Never Stop Getting Better.  Coach Perry is Nixa High School's Head Football Coach in Nixa, MO.  Coach Perry and Chance have teamed up to create the One More Benefit company.  .

Listen next week to Episode 390 to get the 3rd episode in a 4 part series on what a recruit should be doing right now in each year of high school in 2024.  Next week's episode is titled New Year Recruiting for the 2026 Grad; The Sophomore Year of 2024.

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Jan 9, 2024

Episode 388 of The Athletic Scholarship Podcast is the 2nd episode in a 4 part series about what a high school student-athlete should or can do in there Junior year of the 2024 school year to get recruited.  The Junior year is typically "Go Time" for most high school athletes in the recruiting journey.  Most athlete's, especially boys, are hitting or starting their physical maturation and athletes are playing on a high level in their sport.  College coaches can start contacting high schoolers and visits and offers are eligible in their Junior year.  

I tell the stories of both of my son's recruitments as they happened during their Junior years.  Both of son's were different, but the basics were similiar as they used there research, their coaches and their contact list to get to the colleges they played for and are playing for.  Listen in to learn how a Junior year can be a big year in recruiting.

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Jan 2, 2024

Welcome to the New Year of 2024!  Episode 387 begins the year with a look at what a Senior in high school, a 2024 Grad, should be doing to get recruited in their Senior year.  Whether you have been in the recruiting process or are figuring out you can and want to play your sport in college, you will get vital information to help you on your recruiting journey.  

Listen to Episode 387, New Year Recruiting for the 2024 Grad, Senior in 2024, and find out about:

  • The 7 Steps to An Athletic Scholarship
  • The FREE Recruiting Power Pack
  • The 9 Sections of the Recruiting Checklist
  • The Parameters Worksheet
  • The College List Worksheet
  • Junior College Options
  • GAP Year Options
  • Transfer Portal Options
  • and Myths #4 & #5 About Recruiting from the Recruit Me 3.0 Athletic Scholarship System

Episode 387 is the 1st episode in a 4 part series of what the New Year, 2024, brings to the 2025 Grad, the 2026 Grad and the 2027 Grad.

Because of the new algorithms on many podcast apps, please re-like or subscribe on you favorite podcast app.  Also, share or let other student-athletes and families know about The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.

Email me, brent@recruit-me.com, and ask for the Parameters and the College School List Worksheets.  I'll email them to you for FREE.  This offer is good in the month of January 2024.

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