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This podcast will provide tips and insights to help basketball coaches and players to be their best.

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This podcast will provide tips and insights to help basketball coaches and players to be their best.

    Coach: One Definition

    Coach: One Definition

    What is your definition of coach? Have you ever thought about where our current use of the word coach came from?

    • 8 min
    Recruiting Services Review Conclusion

    Recruiting Services Review Conclusion

    Recruiting Services Review Conclusion

    In our recruiting services review conclusion, it is important to understand that things are always changing. Technology especially has changed everything in recruiting. 15 years ago Facebook Instagram and Twitter weren't even a thing. In 15 more years who knows what things will be like. Right now people who think you need a recruiting service are people who grew up without a cell phone. They grew up without having instant access to information. You’re in a different generation. Everything you need is just a google search away.



    The truth is coaches can find out about just as easily as you can find out about them. So instead of worrying about wasting money on a recruiting service, take the time to make sure your “profile” doesn’t expose you. Make sure you’re in shape. Make sure you’re the best player you can be. Eat the right foods. Get the right amount of sleep. Make good grades. Seems simple doesn’t it? 



    Then do your research.  Find schools and programs that fit you.  Reach out to them and make them like you.



    Most of you won’t do it because you want someone else to do it for you. If you think a recruiting service or a trainer or anyone else is the answer, well you should probably unfollow us. We are here to help people who are serious about helping themselves because that's how you truly survive in life.

    • 6 min
    Recruiting Service Review Part 4

    Recruiting Service Review Part 4

    Recruiting Service Review Part 4

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    In Part 4 of the recruiting services review, we are going to talk about their lack of effort and expertise in evaluating talent. Recruiting services love sending emails that say that "this player can play for your program." First of all, I have never received a phone call from ANY recruiting service asking me what I'm looking for in a player.  So how can a recruiting service recommend a player to me if they don't know what I'm looking for? From what I can tell they are too busy selling their "services".

    Technology Can't Evaluate

    Some recruiting services boast about their use of technology to match players to programs.  Technology is good for a lot of things. However, this is not one of them. At least not yet. If technology could evaluate players and match them to a basketball program, there wouldn't be a need for highlight videos and evaluation events.  Coaches wouldn't need to spend thousands of dollars in travel and other expenses attending showcases to watch players compete. Even with scouting services, coaches still want to evaluate players themselves. Not to mention, scouting services usually only have detailed evaluations and rankings on the top 250 players.  What about everyone else?

    They Can't Evaluate

    After this podcast, I might get a phone call or two from recruiting services just to see what I'm looking for. Here's the next problem, can I really trust them to really evaluate talent? If they haven't coached at multiple college levels, how can they really know where a player fits? Not to mention, can they fit a specific player to a specific program. I'm trying to win championships.  I don't want players who can just "play for us". After getting emails day after day about players that are not good enough to really impact our program, the emails get ignored or deleted.  That's what you're paying for.  I hope you think it's worth it.



     

    • 6 min
    Recruiting Services Review Part 3

    Recruiting Services Review Part 3

    In the Recruiting Services Review Part 3, we talk about part of the lack of education that these services provide. The first couple of episodes in this series talked about things you can do for yourself better than someone else can do them for you. However, any service, no matter how much it costs, needs to educate you about "The Clearinghouse" and "financial aid."

    • 5 min
    Recruiting Services Review Part 2

    Recruiting Services Review Part 2

    Our recruiting services review started with a couple reasons that they are not necessary. You already have a profile if you have a social media account and that's a very easy and effective way to connect with college coaches. We'll say for now that you think that profile is worth it and that you aren't comfortable talking to college coaches. In Recruiting Services Review Part 2, we will give you a couple reasons that can hurt your recruiting instead of helping.

    • 5 min
    Recruiting Service Review Part 1

    Recruiting Service Review Part 1

    Many athletes and their families think they need a recruiting service in order to get a scholarship. This couldn't be further from the truth.  Over the next 5 episodes, we will share with you why you don't need them and even more why they are a waste of money.

    • 5 min

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