Critical topics covered in NSR's recruiting seminars.
|Mar 18||Wilson, NC (Vick Elementary School)||Randy Dillingham|
Would you use a computer today that was made 15 or 20 years ago? Not a chance, right? The same comparison can be made with recruiting. Yet, each year deserving high school student-athletes are left out of the recruiting process because they and their parents follow antiquated ideas of how the college recruiting process works. Depending on well-intended, but often flawed advice from friends, relatives or even uninformed high school or club coaches, prospects and parents often assume that because they made All-Conference or play on a travel or club team they will automatically be noticed by college coaches. Not true. In fact, far from it. Recruiting today is specialized. It is not something anybody who watches ESPN, went to college 20 years ago, or coaches a team can intimately know and keep up with. It moves too fast, changes too often, requires too much attention.
Some things in life can be attempted, failed at, relearned and tried again. It happens every day. Kids learning to ride bicycles get on and fall off numerous times before eventually one day hopping on and confidently heading down the street. The first time you make the mistake of mixing in a dark shirt with your white clothing in the washing machine is a lesson you learn from and avoid the next time you do laundry. Miss a ground ball, free throw or free kick? Scratch on the long jump, double fault or jump off sides? Not to worry, another chance will happen shortly.
But, in recruiting you get one chance. That's it – high school kids are recruited once in their lives and they only get one chance to get it right or the opportunity is lost forever.
Perhaps the two most common mistakes aspiring athletes make regarding recruiting is waiting too long to learn how the process works and then not taking action on this knowledge. For example, kids regularly wait until they are seniors in high school before seriously thinking about college recruiting, or doing something about it. This is a huge mistake. If a good student-athlete expects to have a chance to play at the college level, he or she needs to prepare - academically and personally - for this opportunity.
If you are involved in a high school athletic booster club, a competitive club team or a local civic group, you probably have parents with a keen interest in college recruiting. Offering educational information to those parents and their kids would be a terrific addition to next month's agenda.
Because college recruiting and recruiting methods have changed drastically in recent years, old fashion ideas and methods no longer apply. We understand the modern recruiting process and we are more than happy to share this knowledge. In fact, we will conduct a recruiting seminar for your organization, school, club or event for FREE.
Contact your local NSR representative today for more information or to schedule your free recruiting seminar.