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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BEING “THE MAN”

 

BEING THE MAN…… Yes, this sounds like a gender-based comment, but it is not.  It applies to males, females…boys and girls!  As they say, “in order to BE the man, you have to BEAT the man”….. Well, what happens when your young student-athlete, who was a stellar athlete in association and middle school sports gets into high school and is out-performed?  What if they end up being at the bottom of the high school level “best of the best”?  Parents, it is up to you to be prepared to discuss the different levels of success on a high school athletic team.  Success doesn’t just mean being a starter or the team captain.  It can be the kid that rides the bench, but has an outstanding positive attitude and works hard at helping his teammates get better and prepare in practice (Rudy!  Rudy!  Rudy!).  It can also be that your kid is a slow bloomer and simply is not at the same level, physically, as the other kids that have already grown.  You DO NOT want to discourage your kids, but instead, have them push forward and learn to be as good and smart in their sport as they can be, taking as much as they can from practice, etc.  There will be a point where they can improve their size, in time, and start to measure up.  Sometimes, kids may not meet their full athletic potential of that level till their Senior year.  It would be a shame to pull them from sports early in their high school career when they could still achieve a high level in their Junior or Senior years!

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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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“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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Too Young To Start The Recruiting Process?

 

We get this question quite a bit, not just for soccer, but for all sports, so thought it would be a great idea to share with the masses……

“My child just turned 12 yrs old and has been in competitive soccer since age 3.  He dreams of playing Division I college soccer.  When do we start the recruiting process?”

You are taking the first important step in your son’s recruiting process, which is “research”.  So many people procrastinate, waiting until their child is “star quality” before doing any prep work regarding their recruiting.  The fact is, college coaches and recruiters are paying more and more close attention to younger athletes, all for the sake of getting a leg up on their competition at other colleges.  It is a polarizing fact, but certainly a reality.

Coach Rick Marabell – H.S. Wrestling & Recruiting

 

Sport of Discussion: WRESTLING – Listen in as high school Head Wrestling Coach, Rick Marabell, shares great information regarding wrestling, what it takes to get to the collegiate level and VERY useful recruiting assistance!

Welcome to The BreakDown (Recruiting Simplified), brought to you by the #1 college sports recruiting and scholarship networking 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!

Coach Ted Riedeburg Talks Rowing Recruiting

 

Sport of Discussion: Rowing – Join Special Guest, Head Rowing Coach and Director of the Stanton-Riverbank Rowing, Ted Riedeburg, as he discusses rowing, recruiting and what it takes to get to that next level!

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!

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!

College Sports Recruiting – “There’s An App For That!”

 

 

 

ViewRecruit Mobile App Launches!


 

Jacksonville, FL, Feb 7, 2012 – The anticipated release of the first-ever mobile College Sports Recruiting App was launched last week.

The ViewRecruit App, developed by Jacksonville entrepreneur Roger Tillis, founder and CEO of ViewMySport.com, LLC, hit the Apple market with separate versions for iPhone, iTouch, iPod and iPad. An Android version is expected to be launched late summer.

The ViewRecruit App is an interactive tool to help high school athletes throughout the U.S. better create, organize and promote their athletic, academic and community information to prospective college coaches and recruiters.