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December 2015

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Did I Miss Your Year in Review?

Welcome to the thirteenth weekly column, “Too Embarrassed to Ask,” where we’ll examine a hot topic from the world of recruiting that parents and student-athletes may want to know more about, but may shy away from asking because it is considered assumed knowledge. Think of this column like a cheat sheet for those instances it is no longer acceptable to ask a question, say, having met someone three times but still not knowing their name. This week’s issue: The previous 12 posts in this series. ...

3 Ways Staying Realistic Can Help Your Recruitment

One of the keys to the recruiting process is to be realistic about your abilities. As we’ve explored, opportunities at the next level are limited. It is important that you are assessing yourself in the proper light so you can focus on the schools that will be a good fit for your athletically, academically and socially. This does not mean you should not aim high – far from it. It simply means that by being honest with yourself, you will open the door to new places and experiences while also setting yourself up for a successful college experience. Remember, ultimately you are going to school and playing your sport, not going to school to play your sport. Here are 3 ways staying realistic can help you through the recruiting process. ...

3 Ways To Be A Leader

Leadership is a fun buzzword thrown around in sports circles. Everyone is urged to “be a leader,” to exemplify guys like Derek Jeter, Mark Messier or countless others that have made their names becoming leaders on some of the most successful professional sports teams ever. But how can this be accomplished? There is no hard-and-fast rule book. Some have an innate ability to be a leader. However, there are things you can do to be a leader. Here are three small things that can go a long way. ...

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Should I Only Focus on Athletics in High School?

Welcome to the twelfth weekly column, “Too Embarrassed to Ask,” where we’ll examine a hot topic from the world of recruiting that parents and student-athletes may want to know more about, but may shy away from asking because it is considered assumed knowledge. Think of this column like a cheat sheet for those instances it is no longer acceptable to ask a question, say, having met someone three times but still not knowing their name. This week’s issue: Extracurricular activities. ...

The Importance of Video

In “The Importance of Video,” Part 3 of our 4-part Webinar Series “Engineering the Recruiting Process,” Sports Recruits Co-Founder Matt Wheeler discussed how vital video is to a successful recruiting process. In the Webinar, he touches upon how video has grown to become a necessity in the process, how having highlight reels and full games drive engagement with college coaches and how a proper distribution plan is a key to the process that often goes overlooked. You can watch the video below, and also read some of the interesting takeaways from the presentation.

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