How’s that for an opening line? Well, it’s true and sometimes I just need to say it. It’s so confusing that parents and athletes are left at the starting line while the clock keeps ticking on a kid’s high school career.
How about you? Are you confused or discouraged? Have you been spinning your wheels or fallen into a ditch? Or has your experience been pretty good, even excellent? Share your experience in the comment section below. Other parents can benefit from what you have to say. And I’d like to know what you’re dealing with.
This quote is from a Forbes article earlier this month:
“A lot of kids think they’re being recruited, when they really aren’t,” said Kimberly Oden, a former Stanford volleyball player who now advises high-school students and their families on college-sports possibilities. Coaches may send out 150 form letters to possible prospects, Oden noted. Most of those early feelers go nowhere.
News like this is tragic. Parents and athletes are under false impressions, and as I said, the clock keeps ticking. Yet, nothing happens.
This isn’t news to me. I’ve seen it for years. But I am at the point where I just have to do more about this. I am stepping up my game so families can step up theirs.
Here’s what I mean.
I am committing to help over 300 athletes receive athletic scholarships in the next year. Yep, 300. There, I’ve said it.
I want to hear a report like this one every day, “Jon, I found your [Recruit-Me] system while my son was still a freshman, and followed it throughout his high school career. The result was a 50% scholarship to a D1 school in the ACC, which has since been increased to nearly 70% in his junior year due to his success on the field and high academic standing.”
Seriously, I want to hear that kind of story from 300 families in the next 12 months.
That’s a nice intention, but what does that really mean, and what difference will that make for you? In recent months, my mantra has been, “My success is your success,” and I honestly mean that. I am so thrilled every time I hear a parent or athlete report back on their scholarship victory.
So let’s get into the specifics of this commitment I’m making to you.
My Commitment to You
First of all, it’s going to take more than blogging, publishing e-books and teaching via email to get the job done. Here’s my commitment:
- I’m willing to spend as much time with families as they need in order to land an athletic scholarship.
- I’ve produced a Free Mini-Course, a three-part video series that teaches the five steps to an athletic scholarship. Visual teaching is much better than other modes.
- I’m committing to covering every aspect of recruiting in my new podcast, The Athletic Scholarship Podcast. The first episode is posted, and look for three or four new ones a month. You need details, and I’ll give you details. I’ll be bringing in other experts, too.
- I’ve established the only comprehensive multi-media athletic scholarship curriculum for parents and athletes, Athletic Scholarship University. It’s detailed, it’s high video and audio content, and it lays out everything a family needs to do in order to get an athletic scholarship.
- I’m committed to personally counseling families that make a serious effort to follow the teaching they get from me. I’m not going to leave anyone hanging. So if you engage in the resources above, I’m available.
The next commitment is on your part. Will you commit to spend the time and effort over the next one, two or three years to get that athletic scholarship? It takes the parent’s and athlete’s commitment together or it will not work.
If you’re saying, “Yes,” then start by watching my free three-part video series, the Athletic Scholarship Mini-Course. It’s not a lot to ask if you’re really serious. You’ll come away with steps of action after every video.