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Motivate Parents To Buy!

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

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

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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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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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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The Dream It’s Not An Impossible Dream

The Dream It’s Not An Impossible Dream

The Dream It’s Not An Impossible Dream Business Coach For College Scouts & Recruiting Services  I started my recruiting service in August of 1989 with nothing more than just heart and determination. The only thing I knew about recruiting was to go to the...

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Do You Have That Championship Mindset?

Do You Have That Championship Mindset?

Do You Have That Championship Mindset? Business Coach For College Scouts & Recruiting Services  A College Scout walks with an aura of confidence. They exude a superior mindset knowing that all eyes are on them when they enter the arena of athletic competition....

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Why The Urgent Need For College Scouts

Why The Urgent Need For College Scouts

Why The Urgent Need For College Scouts We Need More College Scouts For as long as I can remember, and that’s going back decades, student-athletes have slipped through the cracks of the recruiting process.   Talented student-athletes, loaded with intangibles...

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Being A College Scout Is Understanding The Basics

Being A College Scout Is Understanding The Basics

Being A College Scout Is Understanding The Basics We Need More College Scouts The fascinating conclusion to being a College Scout are the similarities to a professional athlete. Behind the scenes when no one is watching that’s when the professional athlete is...

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Why Your Recruiting Service?

Why Your Recruiting Service?

Why Your Recruiting Service? We Need More College Scouts Think deep and be honest with yourself. Why would anyone use your recruiting service over one of your competitors? Develop a list of five to 10 major points on why parents of student-athletes would sign up with...

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