There’s something about the calendar that triggers certain activities. One of those calendar moments is the new year. We’re on the doorstep of 2013, and if you’re like I am, you see that as fresh energy to re-focus and get going on priority activities. It’s even a time to set priorities and act on them.
It was almost 15 years ago that we got started with our twin boys in the recruiting process. I remember to this day the week between Christmas and New Year’s when we met with a man that set us in the right direction. Jeff helped a number of athletes get athletic scholarships, and we met 0ver lunch at a restaurant in Southern California. I would say that it signified the first major push in our athletic scholarship journey. Jeff laid out the facts and a possible road map. We listened intently, and then when the New Year started a few days later, we began pushing hard. It resulted in fully paid educations for our sons.
So here you are, in the same position our family was in on that December day. Are you willing to start the year and focus on your athletic scholarship journey? Are you willing to do what it takes to get college coaches’ attention, build relationships with coaches, research the colleges that would be the best fit, and spend time moving the ball down the field? Are you willing to do what most athletes never do when it comes to athletic scholarships? And that is… get started!
Most athletes have a scholarship dream that never converts to reality. A dream isn’t going to get you a scholarship. Hard work will. In 99% of the cases, college coaches do not “just find” their scholarship athletes. It’s not that easy. The truth is that student-athletes find the coaches! That may sound unusual, but it is reality.
In 2013, we want to help you realize your athletic scholarship dream, taking that dream and making it a reality. If you’re willing to dedicate the time and effort, and you’re a talented athlete in your sport, you’ll be miles ahead of the pack when it comes to getting an athletic scholarship.