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Athletes Being Recruited for College

Posted: 3/28/2013 9:57 AM

Athletes Being Recruited for College 


Didn't undedrstand that a kid being recruited is a three stage process. Many parents want to blame coaches for their kid not get recruited or a scholarship. I found out this process includes coaches, athletes, and parents.

1. Coach- all coach can do is sale your kid and plead for a college to come look at him/her, and other coaches must think and speak highly of player.  Once this happen it is out the coach hand, then he/she must perform to keep coaches coming back.

2. Athletes- must perform  when scouts are in stands, make ACT score and have GPA, and must do well off the court. Coach has nothing to do with this part of the process.

3. Parents/community- must not be in stands dogging kids out. You never know who you are talking to about a kid, by saying they are lazy or don't want to work.  This will not only affect that kid, it may affect your kid as well.  College coach may not want your kid, because they know that you are very negative and will bring negative thoughts to their team. So parents you must be careful what you are saying about coaches and other players.

I talked to a recruiter and he told me all coaches speak well about their players that's why they don't take coach's word. As parents, we only loook at how many points a kid is scoring and the good things a kid is doing. They evaluate the bad things kids do to determine if it can be fixed. Taking good shots, not turning ball over, not being selfish, and how well they play defense and respond to adversity. Most of all is he/she coachable.
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Posted: 3/28/2013 12:43 PM

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So what happens when a coach doesn't sale your kid and don't call colleges for the kid?
or what do you do when the coach doesn't forward calls and requests from colleges to the kid or their parents.
 Your three stage process has flaws in stage1
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Posted: 3/28/2013 1:43 PM

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All three parts must take place. It don't all fall on one part. It starts with coach. It takes a poor coach not to try to sale kids or forward calls.
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Posted: 3/28/2013 3:39 PM

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I agree whats your opinion of AAU or travel Ball?
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Posted: 3/28/2013 7:23 PM

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gameplanrecruit wrote: I agree whats your opinion of AAU or travel Ball?
Well I should say the only problems I have is AAU and travel ball is it should be secondary.  Many player miss out playing with team during summer because of AAu and travel ball.  The other problem I have is AAU coaches should have kids playing position that they will be playing on high school team.  I have seen where kids comes back to high school team and thinks he/she will be used like he/she was on AAU team.
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Posted: 3/29/2013 12:45 PM

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I have a different opinion on what position a kid plays during the summer.  The summer is a time for a kid to work on parts of their game they can't during the high school season.  There are many kids, boys & girls both, that have to play around the basket on their high school teams simply because they are the tallest kids on the team.  If they have any hopes of playing college ball they must develop ball handling and perimeter skills.  The summer is the only time they get the chance to do that.  This is especially true in the girls game.  There are very few players in MS over 6' or 6'1".  Those kids are not going to be post up players in college and really need to work on their ball handling and perimeter skills during the summer when they have the opportunity.
"Marla Hootch --- What A Hitter"
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Posted: 3/29/2013 1:42 PM

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I have a different opinion on what position a kid plays during the summer.  The summer is a time for a kid to work on parts of their game they can't during the high school season.  There are many kids, boys & girls both, that have to play around the basket on their high school teams simply because they are the tallest kids on the team.  If they have any hopes of playing college ball they must develop ball handling and perimeter skills.  The summer is the only time they get the chance to do that.  This is especially true in the girls game.  There are very few players in MS over 6' or 6'1".  Those kids are not going to be post up players in college and really need to work on their ball handling and perimeter skills during the summer when they have the opportunity.

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I agree with you some. Parents watch their bigger kid play on wing on AAU team and thinks that's where they should play. I personally think they should be allowed to play inside and out if they capable of doing it. But bigger kid gonna want to stay outside more. Kid and parent should realize kids should do what's best for team. Coach should give them opportunity to display their skills.
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Posted: 3/29/2013 1:43 PM

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--- RMNichols wrote:

I have a different opinion on what position a kid plays during the summer.  The summer is a time for a kid to work on parts of their game they can't during the high school season.  There are many kids, boys & girls both, that have to play around the basket on their high school teams simply because they are the tallest kids on the team.  If they have any hopes of playing college ball they must develop ball handling and perimeter skills.  The summer is the only time they get the chance to do that.  This is especially true in the girls game.  There are very few players in MS over 6' or 6'1".  Those kids are not going to be post up players in college and really need to work on their ball handling and perimeter skills during the summer when they have the opportunity.

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I agree with you some. Parents watch their bigger kid play on wing on AAU team and thinks that's where they should play. I personally think they should be allowed to play inside and out if they capable of doing it. But bigger kid gonna want to stay outside more. Kid and parent should realize kids should do what's best for team. Coach should give them opportunity to display their skills.
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Posted: 4/12/2013 8:09 AM

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Subject came up lastnight about kids transfering highschool to be recruited by colleges.  Some agrued the fact that if a player is good enough to be recruited the coaches and scouts will find them.  Players don't have to move to get recruited or have a better chance at being recruited.  What everyone else thinks about this?
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Posted: 4/14/2013 10:26 PM

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i disagree players go under the radar all the time. some players have to transfer to increase their chances at being recruited. All high school coaches are not the best thing for the college recruiting process.
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Posted: 4/23/2013 3:54 PM

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It makes you wonder if the business part of athletics reaches it's long arm down to high school, even jr. high----of course it does---I have been offered 5 figures to push a player to a certain college---I am sure many of our more successful coaches or coaches with very good players can tell you similar stories.  Is it right??  I say no----but the rapid development of prep schools says yes----then don't our elite gymnist go to special schools---is their a difference?
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