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Something About The Parents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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The Mass-Mailing Dilemma

The Mass-Mailing Dilemma

The Mass-Mailing Dilemma   Like a big bonanza cash sweepstakes, college coaches send out hundreds if not thousands of recruiting letters to unsuspecting student-athletes everywhere.  These letters mostly contain questionnaires sent directly to the...

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The Deadly Struggle Of Recruiting Procrastination

The Deadly Struggle Of Recruiting Procrastination

The Deadly Struggle Of Recruiting Procrastination In my opinion, recruiting is a six year process.  It begins in middle school with the stunning conclusion at senior year of high school.  For some student-athletes the recruiting process ends in complete disaster. ...

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About Al Woods

About Al Woods

About Al Woods I used to be one of you. From August 1989 to September 2018 I ran my own recruiting service. My experience comes from 29 years of service in this industry. I have learned a lot from trial and error. I’ve made my share of mistakes, but I’ve...

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Guidelines

Guidelines

Guidelines For The "Ask Al" Podcast Guidelines For The “Ask Al” Podcast  This podcast is specifically designed for those who have questions about the college recruiting process. Recruiting represents extreme challenges that are often confusing,...

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Don’t Throw Away Recruiting Opportunities!

Don’t Throw Away Recruiting Opportunities!

Don’t Throw Away Recruiting Opportunities! Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Surprisingly, but true there are various scenarios where student-athletes have turned their backs on a college scholarship offer, holding out for something better. The student-athlete’s...

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The Old Broken-Down Strategies No Longer Work

The Old Broken-Down Strategies No Longer Work

The Old Broken-Down Strategies No Longer Work  Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Once upon a time, student-athletes relied heavily on their high school coach to get them recruited for college.  The belief was the high school coach was all-knowing, all responsibilities were...

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Ignore The Noise About Recruiting Services

Ignore The Noise About Recruiting Services

 Ignore The Noise About Recruiting Services Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Haters are going to hate. They are hating heavily on recruiting services to distract you and throw you off course because that’s what haters do. Don’t listen to these haters when it...

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Letters From College Coaches

Letters From College Coaches

Letters From College Coaches  Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Receiving a letter from a college coach.  What real value does it really create?  What power does it have behind it in the eyes of student-athletes and often confused parents? Did you know there are large...

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