Here's what you believe is the right college recruiting path-
Spend thousands on travel teams + attend several showcase events + register for college camps => necessary exposure
Exposure => interest of college coaches
Interest of college coaches => college sports opportunity!
That path fails tens of thousands of unsuspecting athlete-families every year. The learning curve just doesn't set in for those families. But for you, the early realization that it doesn't work creates your early opportunity to adjust, here's how.
Let's begin with acknowledging that the last part of that path is right, that interest of college coaches leads directly to real college sports opportunity. In fact, it's the only way it works. But you get there differently than you might initially believe.
Interest of college coaches begins with meeting athletes during college visits and gaining interest in them at that time. That interest gets leveraged into a personal evaluation from the interested coach. An "evaluation" occurs when the coach attends an event of the athlete with the express purpose to watch and evaluate the athlete.
Evaluations are planned events of the athlete-family and college coach. They occur at practices, games, showcases, and college camps. They are available to every athlete who wishes to make the extra effort to personally connect with college coaches
. This is the key to significantly improving your odds of playing college sports.
This is the learning lesson and opportunity you get from the early realization that the typical path of most athlete-families doesn't work.
If you have the game for college and want to create your early opportunity by connecting with college coaches
, thenlet's get started.