Does your child want to become a college athlete?
Do you really want to see this through successfully?
Well then, take a minute to understand what I am about to say.
The biggest challenge of high school athletes is to convert from prospect-status to recruit. And that's downright hard to do, needing much more than just talent to make it happen. Most high school athletes complete their competitive sports career while in high school, remaining a prospect to the end.
When it comes to being recruited and playing college sports, there are 8 common fallacies derailing well-intentioned athletes and parents. What's a fallacy?
Fallacy- an error in reasoning that renders an argument logically invalid.
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Fallacy # 3-Recruiting begins on the playing field.
Why is it invalid? Because it's false. What every mom and dad must know is that real college recruiting begins in the coach's office, not on the playing field. It begins with establishing credentials, building relationships, and understanding needs of the coach. That can only happen in their office!
Meeting the coach is the athlete's opportunity to enhance the coach's interest, from which they will allocate more time, energy, and resources to recruiting them if they show themselves worthy (which is not automatic).
Believing that recruiting begins on the playing field will only serve to frustrate you and your family, leading you down the beaten path of chasing it, rather than planning for it. Planning works, chasing doesn't!
You have two choices- one, be proactive in planning college visits and meeting coaches; or two, be reactive in chasing showcases and camps in hopes of catching the interest of a random coach.
Reference Chapter 17, page 114-
The Inside Secrets to Playing College Sports
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