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“15 Minutes That Will Change Your Scholarship Future”

This is the weekly podcast for parents and athletes that exploreJon Fuglers every aspect of recruiting and athletic scholarships. It’s coaching you can apply to your family’s athletic scholarship pursuit. It’s primarily for parents, but athletes will benefit, too.

Recruit-Me CEO and scholarship coach Jon Fugler hosts the Athletic Scholarship Podcast. He has been helping families since 2002 and is an expert in the athletic scholarship field.

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Episode #79: How to Multiply Your Recruiting Efforts
(01-15-18– Releasing a day early)

In a day when time is more valuable than ever, how can you make the most of the time you spend on pursuing an athletic scholarship?  There are so many avenues you can choose, but they aren’t all leading down the road to success.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler teaches you how to multiply your efforts.  He’ll share content from his Athletic Scholarship Playbook, an authoritative guide on achieving your scholarship dream.

Multiplication comes when the parent and athlete work together.  Jon will explain how to do this most effectively.  It’s not just handling the tasks.  There’s more to it, starting with a healthy attitude and good relationship.

Listen to Jon’s clear advice.


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Episode #78: Five Big Recruiting Questions You’ll Face in 2018

Every scholarship-seeking family will face five questions this year.  So you’ll have to be ready with the answers.  It’s the only way you’ll stay on the recruiting course and not get knocked off.

In this crazy recruiting world, it’s normal to be overwhelmed.  Athlete and parent alike.  However, don’t lose heart.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler lays out five questions you’ll face, no matter what year your athlete is in.  It’s part of the scholarship hunt.

By preparing for these questions, you’ll stay on top of the recruiting process.  By delivering answers and taking action on the answers, you’ll move forward in 2018… maybe in big ways.

This is definitely an episode for both parent and athlete, and worth a discussion at the end.


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Episode #77: Recruiting 2018 – Three Things to Embrace,
Three Things to Avoid

BallsGetting on coaches’ radars and staying there has to be one of your big objectives in 2018.  But like anything else, it won’t just happen.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler provides three things you need to embrace for this year to be a recruiting success.  And three things to avoid.

Making resolutions for 2018 isn’t going to work in the long haul.  The six points Jon discusses will work for you.  That’s because points are relevant and lasting.

They aren’t get-results-fast points.  The are keep-getting-results points.  Jon is in this for the long haul with families.  He’ll give you confidence in this kick-off episode for the New Year.

And, you’ll want to refer back to it more than once this year.


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Episodes 75 and 76


Episode #76: Leaning into Your Strengths — A Must to Get Recruited

It’s a popular thought that you need to be a balanced, well-rounded athlete to be successful.

False.  That kind of thinking can drastically slow down your growth to your potential.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler lays it on the line.  He says developing your strengths is more important than strengthening your weaknesses.

It might seem like backwards thinking, but listen as Jon lays out evidence for this “strengthen your strengths” approach.

If you grasp and apply this in your athletic pursuits, then you’ll become a better athlete and a more viable recruit in the next six months.

Jon’s three-point plan for 2018 will get you started.


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Episode #75: The Secret to Getting Recruited, Choosing the Right School and Getting the Best Offer

This episode is all about focus.  Laser focus on how you can have a 2018 that far outdistances what you achieved in 2017.

You may have had a great 2017, but the content in this episode will help you funnel your efforts in one direction.  And you’ll build on where you’re at now.

If 2017 has been disappointing, then get ready.  Today’s content will help turn things around.  It has worked in the lives of athletes, parents, business people, leaders, students and people from a variety of other fields.

So what is this content?

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler shares the one secret that will propel your recruiting efforts and scholarship dreams.  It’s something that takes discipline, but this discipline will save you time, pain, money and emotional capital.

If you’re ready to get out of the gate in 2018 with a fresh vision, new plan and a tool that will help you succeed, listen closely.  And you’ll need to write things down.


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Episode #74: On Location: The Legacy You Leave

It’s our first episode ever recorded outside.  Recruiting expert Jon Fugler reports from San Diego Bay.  Specifically, he is standing on a pier in the part of the bay where the America’s Cup was held in the early 1980’s.

It’s not a coincidence that Jon is recording on that spot.  This time of year, we start reflecting on the past 12 months and look to the next 12.

So Jon’s challenging message to parents and athletes is about “legacy.”  And in San Diego Bay, a legacy was established during the America’s Cup.

This episode is not about sailing.  It’s about you.  Is your legacy all about sports and a scholarship?  If so, that’s short-sighted.  Jon has some things to say that he hopes will encourage some rich parent-athlete conversation.

Jon steps up with this statement: “A legacy shouldn’t be something embedded in that past but something that impacts the future.”

We will all leave a legacy. What will yours look like?


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Episode #73: Off-the-Field Recruiting Tips That Will Get Attention

Talent isn’t everything when it comes to getting an athletic scholarship.  Sure, it’s vital, but it isn’t the whole game.

In this episode, Recruiting expert Jon Fugler introduces five things athletes should give attention to in order to be a solid recruit.

These five things are all off-the-field items.

Jon says that if you give attention to these things, coaches will give attention to you.

Once you hear about these five things, it will make a whole lot of sense.  In fact, it’s Jon’s hope that you will carve out time to work on these things consistently.


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Episode #72: Three Questions to Set You Up for Success

Athletic scholarship successWith 2018 around the corner, recruiting expert Jon Fugler wants to set you up for success. And he starts with three questions you’ll need to answer.

Mind set is a critical part of the recruiting process. It’s a critical part of your success. Talent and work alone won’t cut it.

As Jon poses three questions, it makes for great dinner conversation. It’s going to be like tackling an agile running back. But you’ve got to do it. And do it together as a family, if possible.

Jon also asks for you to leave a review of this podcast. You can do it right there on the Apple Podcast app. Also, have you shared this podcast with your sports friends? Do them a favor and get them turned on to The Athletic Scholarship Podcast.

Once you’ve answered the questions, post them somewhere. It’s your target for 2018. And you’ll find yourself more fully focused and not letting outside influences dictate your recruiting actions.


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Episode #71: Advice for Sports Moms… from a Sports Mom

It’s tough being a mother of a high school athlete.  In this Thanksgiving episode, Jon interviews a mom who went through the process and has wisdom to share from her perspective.

Jon invites his wife, Noonie, into the studio to share some candid thoughts to help moms in the recruiting pursuit.  Dads and athletes, you should listen, too, so you understand the tough role of the mom.

Noonie shares her heart and steps into the shoes of moms.  What she says is relatable and actionable.  But not too heavy for Thanksgiving Weekend.

Jon and Noonie went through this process successfully with their twin sons many years ago, but the lessons learned still apply today.

Get some good advice and be encouraged in your role as a sports mom.


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Episode #70: How to Build Your Player Profile or Resume

You’re not a recruit unless a college coach knows about you. The most important document you can create for this purpose is your Player Profile or Resume.

In this episode, recruiting expert and author Jon Fugler shares the specifics on how you can create a Player Profile/Resume that makes a great first impression on college coaches.


He’ll walk you through all the details for every section on your Profile, directly from his upcoming audio book, The Athletic Scholarship Playbook.

Listen and learn, then build your Profile.


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Episode #69: National Signing Day is Here
What is Your Next Step?

How do you feel when you see a slew of athletes sign their National Letter of Intent and you don’t?

That’s what’s happening this week. National Signing Day is here for many sports. TV coverage, newspapers, sports shows, websites, everywhere. We’re going to see seniors lock in their college futures with a stroke of a pen.

If you’re a senior, where does that leave you if you’re not signed this week?

Don’t panic, there is plenty of time. And Jon Fugler leads you through the thought process for your continued strategy for your scholarship pursuit. In fact, he gives you five things to consider in the coming months.

If you’re not a senior, then of course you have a lot of time to navigate your recruiting journey.

No matter what your year, this is a great time to re-focus and clarify your strategy. Jon gives you details on how to do that and propel yourself in these final two months of the year.


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Episode #68: Interview: How to Communicate with College Coaches
Part Two with College Planning Expert Kathy Connor

Kathy Connor (left), a decorated collegiate swimmer in the 80’s, is back with us. We continue the conversation about the four elements of choosing the school with the best fit.

In this episode, Jon Fugler and Kathy center on the athletic fit. If you missed the first three elements, be sure to listen to Episode 67 first.

Recruiting isn’t a science, but it involves human relationships. Kathy confirms that in the advice she gives parents and athletes. She draws on her work with hundreds of families as she shares her thoughts with Jon.

Families often have their sights set in the wrong direction, so Kathy’s