National Scouting Report is in a League of its Own

National Scouting Report always has been America’s No. 1 college recruiting organization. And for prospects, parents and high school, club or travel coaches looking for proof of that bold statement, there is plenty of evidence to back up NSR’s motto as “The World’s Recruiting Authority.” Some experts have called NSR a boutique scouting service because … Read more

College Coaches Avoid Dysfunctional Teams

No family is perfect. No team is perfect, either. It is how teams work through and around their dysfunction that matters. Like families with divergent interests, values and beliefs, teams can be hard work if they truly want to stay intact. At National Scouting Report, our scouts watch prospects every day at games, matches, meets, … Read more

How To Be A Successful Team Captain

Team captains can be great or they can be off-the-charts bad. As a new school year approaches, high school seniors, and some juniors, will be elected or selected to captain their teams. Some take it seriously. Others take it too seriously. That’s not good. A few years back, I was working with a National Scouting … Read more

3 Types Of Parents In College Recruiting

Parents of college prospects fall into three distinct groups. As a National Scouting Report scout, I’ve gone into many homes to interview prospects. I can confidently say that their parents fall into one of three categories regarding recruiting and recruiting rules: Those who know nothing. Those who think they know something. Those who think they … Read more

How To Be A Successful College Scout

Potential Scouts: Apply Here! Where You’d Like to Scout: – Select One –Domestic (inside the U.S.)International (outside the U.S.) Your Primary Sport of Interest: – Select One Sport –BaseballCheerleadingMens BasketballWomens BasketballEquestrianField HockeyFootballGolfGymnasticsIce HockeyLacrosseSoccerSoftballSwimming and DivingTennisTrack and Cross CountryVolleyballWrestling How did you hear about us? – Select One –Zip Recruiterworkinsports.comjobsinsports.comFacebookLinkedinNSR Scout (referral)Former NSR Athlete (referral)Google / … Read more

High School Athletes Compete Under Unfair Lens

It isn’t fair, really, that young athletes are scrutinized so closely. High school athletes, in particular, find themselves under the relentless lens from the time they begin playing sports in ninth grade until they call it quits. That is not a good thing. Truth is, our culture expects too much from athletes, but especially youngsters. A … Read more

Your Inside Look At The 2016 NSR National Meeting

National Scouting Report scouts are back on the ground this week after returning from last week’s national meeting in Allen, Texas. National and international scouts attended four informative days of meetings at the Courtyard Dallas Allen, located about 25 miles north of Dallas. The agenda included new technology training; NCAA and NAIA rules changes; individual … Read more

5 Tips To Improve Standardized Test Scores

There is no easy way to say it: The SAT and ACT can be torture. With so much riding on the outcome, taking standardized tests probably ranks up there with securing a prom date as one of the most stressful and dreaded things in a teenager’s life. Since the College Board came out with the SAT in … Read more

How Much Does College Cost?

During in-home meetings with potential National Scouting Report prospects and their parents, I always ask student-athletes if they know the cost of attending a four-year college or university. Their answer is almost always the same: “A lot.” I laugh. They laugh. But, in reality, it’s no laughing matter. Higher education is expensive — very expensive … Read more

NSR Prepares To Launch Evolution 2.0

The evolution of National Scouting Report continues. NSR president Rusty Rigney announced this week at the company’s four-day national meeting in Allen, Texas, that Evolution 2.0 will be launched in September. The launch will come just nine months after the world’s oldest and largest college recruiting organization unveiled Evolution, a state-of-the-art, interactive portal system for … Read more

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