How To Be A Successful College Scout

A unique combination of traits is required to be a successful National Scouting Report scout. Ours is a specialized business, to be sure. And having previously stepped onto a diamond, field, court, pool deck, pitch or ice as a player, coach or dedicated fan does not guarantee success. Frankly, the outward, basic set of skills is not all that … 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

4 ‘Cool’ Lessons In College Recruiting

“What we got here is failure to communicate.” Remember that famous line from an old, old movie, Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman. The person who said it, Strother Martin, was a famous character actor who delivered the line to perfection. That line also relates to college recruiting. Breakdowns in the recruiting process often can be … Read more

2 Major Ways To Cut The Cost Of College

Numbers don’t lie when it comes to paying for a college education. According to the College Board, the people who administer the SAT, the average annual cost of a private college in America is $35,000. State-supported colleges cost an average of $10,000 per year. Regardless of which route a family chooses, they still face other … Read more

Study: Recruiting Violations Top List of D-I Infractions

College recruiting violations topped the list of NCAA Division I infractions over the last 61 years, according to a first-of-its-kind study released this week by Temple University’s Sport Industry Research Center. The most common infractions between 1953-2014 were recruiting inducements (57 percent), impermissible benefits (54 percent) and other recruiting violations (48 percent), according to the … Read more

Young Pennsylvania Baseball Prospect A National Hit

Call him “Matt the Bat.” Matt Yauger, a 2020 National Scouting Report baseball prospect from Levittown, PA, has been turning heads with his play against some of the top competition in the country. Standing only 5 feet 8 and 135 pounds, Matt can hit for average and hit for power. Playing for the Tri-State Arsenal … Read more

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