Can’t Play Any Longer… NOW WHAT?

 

Here is a VERY REAL situation, summarized by one parent (Charles Todd), how things turned out and the fact that the focus on academics saved his son’s college future…..  After reading this, ask yourself, “Is my son/daughter prepared in the event that Plan A ends up being NO plan?”  or  “If sports ended, what will the future look like for my child?”  This is a very real occurance that most don’t like to think about, but you need to be prepared for, just in case!

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What Are College Volleyball Coaches Looking For?

 

We had this article sent in by one of our members and felt the information was great stuff to share with the masses.  It was written by a sports journalist and the feedback is directly from college volleyball coaches that were attending a huge qualifying tournament in the U.S.  Over 4,000 really good players were in attendance and the college coaches from all over were there to do personal evaluations, etc.  Many of the coaches were looking at freshmen and sophomores, but also had their eyes on some middle school and elementary level players.

Here are some common denominators from what the coaches shared:

* Kids are not proactive enough in recruiting. They continue to think they will get discovered at events. The remarkable 6’ 2” gazelles will usually do well, but there are a lot of good players that need to be doing more than simply trusting the Club process to lead to great offers. They do not reach out to college coaches like they should. Families too often think the recruiting process is supposed to come to them. These college coaches are looking for qualified kids that really want to play for them, and know how to reach out to them.

* It is amazing the academic packages that can be put together for good, smart athletes outside D1.

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Starting The Recruiting Process Early Is A MUST

 

Some parents are getting a lot of flak regarding them exposing their young student-athletes to the recruiting process when they are just in youth sports, prior to middle school.  Actually, it is a great time to start getting into the process!  Now, let’s be clear, we’re not talking about forcing your kids into every sports boot camp and pushing to be an early commit by the time they are in the 5th grade.  THAT is a bit much….. It is essential for both the student-athlete and the parents to start getting into what the recruiting process is all about, what it requires, the process itself and the familiarity of the terms and regulations that govern the process.  There is a lot to know and understand, but it can be both informative and fun for all if started early, when there is no pressure.

 

 

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Beginning Your NCAA / NAIA Eligibility Process

 

If you’re looking to take your skills (and grades) to the NCAA Division I or Division II level or instead, plan on attending a smaller college within the NAIA, then you need to know the “what, when & how” regarding the eligibility process!   Here are brochures to each for you to review and follow…..

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Early & Often

 

Here at ViewMySport.com, we have always preached that you should be establishing contacts with college coaches EARLY & OFTEN!    Because it is so competitive to get the coveted athletic scholarship, you have to give yourself (and the college coaches) time to get to know you, watch your progress and establish a rapport.    You can’t get that done in one year!    It’s quite a task to get it done in several years!

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“Now What Do I do?”

 

So, the recruiting process is all over and the results are varied….  “I didn’t get any offers from Div I colleges, now what do I do?”…..    “I only got a couple of offers from some NAIA colleges, now what do I do?”…..    “I haven’t received a single offer from any colleges at all, now what do I do?”…..    Famous last words, “NOW WHAT DO I DO?”    It is a question that should NEVER come up, especially at the end of your recruiting journey!    The student-athlete, along with their parents, teachers, guidance counselors and coaches should be helping you prepare for the worse case scenario, which is NOT getting the coveted athletic college scholarship or maybe not the one you were hoping for.

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Rhabdomyolysis – A Danger To Athletes!

 

Recently, I had a mother of a high school athlete document her (and her son’s) experience with a very serious bout of Rhabdomyolysis, which was totally unheard of at the time.  The fact that nobody talks about it or is aware of how to prevent or treat it is ridiculous!  With so many kids participating in sports and training harder than ever, I felt the need to make sure EVERYONE knows about it and can be prepared.  Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers that leads to the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream.   Myoglobin is harmful to the kidney and often causes kidney damage.

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ViewMySport.com – YOU Control YOUR Recruiting!

 

In response to all of the emails, messages and phone calls inquiring about ViewMySport.com, its background, its benefits and “how and why” high school student-athletes (and their parents) should be using it, we decided to put founder and CEO, Roger Tillis (also Host of The BreakDown) on the hot-seat!   In this special edition of The BreakDown, we find out all the details, from the humble beginning to the success it has been realizing today!   If you truly want to know what ViewMySport.com is all about and how YOU can benefit using this “FREE” recruiting resource, then take a look and ENJOY!

Welcome to The BreakDown (Recruiting Simplified), brought to you by the #1 interactive sports recruiting resource, www.ViewMySport.com and the ViewRecruit mobile recruiting app (on iTunes)!   We bring to you the sole topic of the student-athlete and the collegiate recruiting process for ALL sports!   Being a talented athlete is just the tip of the iceberg!   On The BreakDown, we’ll discuss everything else!