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The Idea Behind The 100 Day Challenge

The Idea Behind The 100 Day Challenge This is not another lecture about goal-setting. I believe it’s all a waste of time and a bunch of crap.  Most people never follow through with their goals anyway.  They may write them down on paper, lazily looking at them...

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The Anxiety Associated With The Follow-Up Phone Call

The Anxiety Associated With The Follow-Up Phone Call Don’t be a cry baby! You’ve got to call the parents back at some time. I know there is a high level of stress and anxiety associated with a follow-up phone call.  It’s your second go-round with the...

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I’m A Teacher

I’m A Teacher I’m a teacher of college scouts, showing them how achieve long lasting success and to make money. My role is to work with recruiting services and college scouts. I used to be one of you!  In August 1989 I started my own college recruiting service...

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Why Scouts Matter

Why Scouts Matter They’re overlooked for a reason. They’re underexposed for a reason. Student-athletes have struggled with the recruiting process for a long time. Some have ended up not going to college, others have gone to college programs beneath their...

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Motivation Is Critical

Motivation Is Critical You have to keep yourself upbeat, inspired, and filled with enthusiasm in your role as a college scout. This is critical.  You’re going to be met with various challenges, run into obstacles, and be hit by one brick wall after another....

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Motivate Parents To Buy!

Motivate Parents To Buy! They’re not Googling your name. Your name is not on the tip of their tongues. You’re irrelevant from their viewpoint and insignificant. They ignore your conversation on social media with nothing more than a casual glance. No...

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When Hit With Rejection

When Hit With Rejection I’m not interested. No thank you. No, Leave us alone. Don’t call us we’ll call you.  You’re going to be hit with so much rejection words you’ll begin to think it’s your first name. Rejection hurts. It will...

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Something About The Parents

Something About The Parents The parents know absolutely nothing about the recruiting process. What very little they do know they got it from another parent who also knows nothing about it. Confusion is running rampant with the back and forth conversations with parents...

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Kill Negativity With Positivity

Kill Negativity With Positivity I like winning. There’s nothing more satisfying than victory.  However, there’s a lot of negativity in the world. Negativity attacks college scouts and recruiting services on a consistent basis, but victory kills negativity....

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Practice Baby, Practice

Practice Baby, Practice Professionals on all levels do it all the time; it is the day-to-day development of their talents. Working on your techniques and looking for ways to get better is what all top-level professionals are doing. The same should be done by college...

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Pitch Versus Presentation

Pitch Versus Presentation It’s all about the words you use and the terminology; a philosophy you should follow. I’m talking about good/bad habits. I don’t like to think of college scouts as salesmen and women. I would prefer they be called College...

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Down In The Dirt: The Role Of The College Scout

College scouts and recruiting services are very necessary. Who cares what the haters think? Pay no mind to the negative conversation. The negative conversation about recruiting services is the result of those services who screw it up and make major mistakes by...

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Football Recruiting Is About Academics

Football Recruiting Is About Academics Having good grades is a powerful component in the college recruiting process. Let’s be clear, if you have bad grades you will be overlooked by college programs. It doesn’t matter how great of a football player you...

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Here’s The Commitment To Play At The College Level

Here's The Commitment To Play At The College Level The commitment at the college level is truly amazing. If you don’t have what it takes to compete at the college level then it doesn’t even matter what division, you will end up quitting.  Please leave me a...

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You’re Not Getting Recruited Because Of Your Parents

You're Not Getting Recruited Because Of Your Parents We can all agree that the recruiting process is extremely challenging and not the easiest thing to comprehend.  The process of recruiting is a battlefield with shattered and crushed bodies of student-athletes...

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The Sad Reality Of The Unsigned Senior Event

The Sad Reality Of The Unsigned Senior Event The recruiting process is a battlefield littered with the broken bodies of student-athletes who have slipped through the cracks and may never get recruited.  In my opinion, the process begins during the middle school years...

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It’s All About Good Grades

It's All About Good Grades We’ve all heard it a thousand times about having good grades, the message is loud and clear but I want to be absolute. If you have bad grades you will be invisible to college coaches. Bad grades do not care if you are the next great,...

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