Athletic Scholarship PodcastThe Athletic Scholarship Podcast

“15 Minutes That Will Change Your Scholarship Future”
NEW EPISODE EVERY TUESDAY

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.

Subscribe and listen on iTunes so you always get the latest episode as soon as it is posted on Tuesday.

 

Episode #57: Why Most Families Fail at Recruiting:
How You Can Avoid Those Fatal Mistakes
(08-15-17)

The failures of recruiting can be boiled down into a few glaring mistakes. If you can avoid these mistakes, you’ll greatly improve your chances of success.

In this episode, author and recruiting expert Jon Fugler dives into big mistakes he has seen, even in the past few days. Then he provides the course corrections families need to make.

Jon shares how important it is to take the lead in the recruiting process, instead of reacting or responding to outside influences. But what does that mean?

He tells us the story of one family he talked to the other day, and how their intended path will result in failure. He turns the table and tells you what you need to do so you’re not headed down the same path.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

Episode #56: How to Bounce Back From Rejection
(08-08-17)

It’s going to happen.  You’re going to be rejected.

It’s going to happen.  Parents, your kid is going to be rejected by some college coaches.

And it can be tough to handle.  We can doubt our abilities and go into a tailspin.  At the very least, we can get discouraged.

In this episode, author and recruiting expert Jon Fugler has the solution for bouncing back from rejection.

One of the things he states is that rejection is normal.  And that’s ok. But it doesn’t change your talent level one bit.

Jon also shares how you can put that rejection behind you and stay on course to an athletic scholarship.

This is a different kind of episode, but Jon said this was on his heart to share.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship Free Download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook

 

Episode #55: Athletic Scholarship Dreams and Reality:
How to Blend Both in Your Scholarship Pursuit
(Weekend BONUS Episode)
(08-05-17)

**NOTE: Jon Fugler’s new book, THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PLAYBOOK, has just released on Amazon.  The Kindle version is free through Monday.**

IN THIS EPISODE:  The conflict between dream and reality will always be present in your recruiting adventure.  But that doesn’t have to be.

In this special weekend episode, author and recruiting expert Jon Fugler explains how both dream and reality are necessary in this journey.  He explains how to blend the two for a powerful advantage.

Jon discusses eight differences between your scholarship dream and reality.  While these differences are opposites, they are necessary and helpful.

Then Jon give you five actionable items for how you can intentionally turn your scholarship dream into reality, no matter how far down the road you are looking.

Finally, Jon offers advice on how to “interview” a college coach so you can find out details about the coach, program and school.  He takes this segment from his new book.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents.

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

 

Episode #54: Keys to a Successful Recruiting Month (BONUS EPISODE):
And a Word About Scholarship Limits
(08-02-17)

Rising costs of collegeA new month and a fresh start.  Not just any month, but the swing month between summer and fall.

This is when your recruiting efforts need to rev up to high gear.  But how can you accomplish that most effectively… so that you have a successful month this month?

In this Bonus episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler presents three ways that you can advance your recruiting success this month. Maybe you need a re-start, a re-fresh or a supercharge.  Jon will motivate you to do that.

You’ll learn about three things you can do immediately that will affect where you stand 30 days from now, poised for the fall.

Jon also spends a few minutes talking about scholarship limits, and the things you need to be aware of in your sport.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Jon’s book release: THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PLAYBOOK.  On Amazon Thursday.

Free Download: How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

 

Episode #53: This One Thing Can Derail Your Scholarship Dream:
What is It?
(08-01-17)

#1Too much of anything can be bad.  In this episode, author and athletic scholarship expert Jon Fugler shares that a certain one thing can actually kill your scholarship dream.

What is it?  Well, the answer might surprise you.

In this extended episode, Jon lays it on the line and explains why this can be a killer.  And he’ll give you the solution.

Jon spends time in this extended episode sharing his six steps of recruiting success.  These steps have been working for nearly 20 years, and they will work for you.

Jon also counts the days down to his book launch, this Thursday.  This episode is content coming right from the book, THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PLAYBOOK: A Complete College Recruiting Radmap for High School Athletes and Parents.  Look for it Thursday on Amazon.  Until then, enjoy this sneak peak into the book.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Book launch: THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PLAYBOOK.  Available Thursday on Amazon.

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

 

Episode #52: Once a Recruit, Always a Recruit? No!
(07-25-17)

One of the most discouraging things a recruit can experience is losing the interest of a college coach. The fruitful relationship has dried up and it takes the wind out of your sails.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler teaches you how to make sure this problem is minimized or eliminated. There are things you can do that will keep you on a coach’s radar and stay there.

This content comes from Jon’s new book, THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PLAYBOOK: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents, which releases on Amazon August 3.

In this episode, Jon says that you need to approach recruiting like a marathon, not a sprint. You have to continue to show interest over a long period of time, even years! It speaks volume to coaches, because they don’t want to chase athletes who aren’t interested in their program.

Simply by keeping in contact, you’re setting yourself apart from other recruits. Jon explains how to keep the relationship fresh.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Jon’s book releases August 3 on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

 

Episode #51: MORE on How to Make a Great Impression on College Coaches
(07-18-17)


Athletic Scholarship coach Jon Fugler ran out of time in the last episode to dig as deep as he wanted to.  In this episode, he goes into more detail on how you can make a great impression on college coaches.

Specifically, he explains exactly what your intro letter or email should say.  He uses his son’s letter as an example.  This is a deep dive into what Jon introduced last episode, and is material featured in his new book.

It’s countdown time to Jon’s new book, THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PLAYBOOK: A Complete College Recruiting Roadmap for High School Athletes and Parents.

Releasing August 3 on Amazon, this is the most complete book written that shows families how they can be empowered to take control of the recruiting process… and how to follow the step-by-step plan to success.

Jon also answer’s a parent’s question on how to tactfully ask a college coach where his son fits into the coach’s scholarship and recruiting plans.  It’s a tough thing to navigate, and Jon brings clarity.

If you have a question for Jon, you can email him at jon@recruit-me.com or tweet him @JonFugler.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

The Athletic Scholarship Playbook (releasing in Kindle and paperback formats on Amazon August 3).

 

Episode #50: How to Make a Great Impression on College Coaches
(07-11-17)

Many families fail in the recruiting process before they get out of the gate.

Their athlete isn’t getting on coaches’ radars because they’ve made a poor impression on coaches.  If a coach is turned off or doesn’t even know an athlete exists, that’s a dead end.

In Jon Fugler’s upcoming new book, “The Athletic Scholarship Playbook,” he dedicates a full chapter on how to make a good first impression.

The book comes out on Amazon August 3 in Kindle and print editions.

In this episode, Jon examines one piece of that puzzle and leaves you with solid information that you can apply right away.  This is the first in a two-part series, because Jon wants to dig deep enough for the information to be valuable.

In this episode, you get to preview the content coming in his new book, releasing August 3 on Amazon.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

“How to Get an Athletic Scholarship” free download

Episode #49: How to Take Absolute Control of Your Recruiting Campaign
(07-04-17)

NCAA ConferencesDon’t trust your scholarship future to someone else.

That’s Jon Fugler’s key statement and principle as he shares how you can take control of your recruiting campaign.

Whether you’re just getting started, or stalled, or needing fresh input, the five things Jon brings you will keep the recruiting process in your control  In fact, his final point is one that assures you will never get stalled and that you’ll move forward consistently.

Jon also shares about his new book, which comes out on Amazon August 1.  He needs your help finalizing the title.

This summer can be life-changing for one of the biggest decisions your family will make– where to send our student-athlete to college.  Jon makes sure you’re “in the zone.”

Will you do Jon a favor?  Share this podcast with other athletes and parents.  Help them out like Jon has helped you.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Email your suggestions to Jon about his book title

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

The Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System

 

Episode #48: Summer Recruiting:  Your Must-Do First Step to an Athletic Scholarship
(06-27-17)

Maximize the summer recruiting season.  But where do you start?

In this episode, Jon Fugler helps you dig into the all-important first step.  It’s not something you can gloss over or do flippantly.  You need to do this thoroughly so your next actions will fall into place.

Jon encourages you to commit the next two months to your recruiting. If you do, then by the end of the summer you’ll be ahead of families that decided to “just take the summer off.”

This episode will help you see that recruiting is doable on your own. And it can be an exciting, enjoyable process. Challenging, but achievable.  You’ll lay a foundation for the next several months.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship– Free Download

Free Bonus: Three Coaching Calls with Jon Fugler

Episode #47: Living Your Biggest Dreams
(06-20-17)

Getting an athletic scholarship is one of the biggest dreams an athlete can have.  At this moment, there are hundreds of thousands of high school athletes who are pursuing that dream.

But dreams turned into reality result in success.  When it comes to an athletic scholarship, it’s a tough road that requires more than wishful thinking.

In this episode, you’ll meet Dean Patino, a man who turned his sports business dream into reality.  He’ll share things that parallel your scholarship journey.

Dean is a highly successful entrepreneur with a fascinating story.  He will encourage you and stretch you. He has learned a lot in the past couple decades and has words of wisdom for athletes and parents today.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Bonus: Three Coaching Calls for Recruit-Me Premium Families

Vote on a Title for Jon’s new recruiting book

Baseball Classics

Free download: How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

 

Episode #46: The #1 Secret to Getting an Athletic Scholarship: Part 3
(06-13-17)

Basketball arenaIf you’ve listened to the two previous episodes, you know the #1 secret to getting an athletic scholarship.

In this episode, part 3, Jon Fugler helps you discover the best system for you. This varies from family to family, and Jon gives you five things to consider as you choose yours.

A system is critical for success. More than that, the right system is a must. Without a quality system that meets your particular needs, you can spin your wheels in the recruiting process.

You have a lot of choices as to which system to adopt for your pursuit. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the tools to make that decision.

Also, be looking for an opportunity to help Jon create the title for his upcoming book on athletic scholarships.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting freebie

Recruit-Me Premium

Email Jon with questions

 

Episode #45: The #1 Secret to Getting an Athletic Scholarship: Part 2
(06-06-17)

Jon Fugler left you hanging in the last episode, but only because he didn’t want to rush through the six points he is covering in this series.

This episode, he’ll complete the acrostic SYSTEM as he reveals the full scope of the #1 secret to getting an athletic scholarship.

Without a doubt, understanding the idea of a system will save you in many ways, and keep you on course to an athletic scholarship.

All too many times, families get torn in several directions in the scholarship hunt and end up without anything. Jon wants to help you stop that. Take in the final three points and apply what you’ve learned immediately. It will get you results right away.

If this series raises questions, then please email Jon and get the answers you need. Let’s gain a full understanding of what a quality system looks like for you.

Jon also lets you know that he has a book coming out this summer on recruiting and scholarships, and he will be asking for your help giving it the best title. He’ll tell you more about that in the near future.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

Contact Jon with any questions

Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship System

 

Episode #44: The #1 Secret to Getting an Athletic Scholarship: Part 1
(05-31-17)


#1 The greatest secret to getting an athletic scholarship might surprise you.  It’s not talent.  And it’s not getting noticed.  It’s not even competing in combines, tournaments, showcases or camps.

In this episode, Jon Fugler zeroes in on the #1 secret.  He explains in detail what you need to know to maximize the window of opportunity facing every high school athlete.

As a result of this episode and the next, you’ll begin to understand what you need to do to avoid pitfalls and choose the right course to pursuing an athletic scholarship.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

Contact Jon

Athletic Scholarship University

Recruit-Me System

 

Episode #43: A Conversation with a Super-Coach
(05-16-17)


Erik Johnson loves coaching.  That’s why he coaches three hockey teams, including a high school club team.  He’s packed full of wisdom for high school athletes seeking an athletic scholarship.

Jon Fugler interviews Erik on what it takes to be the complete athlete that college coaches are looking for.  College coaches come to him for referrals and honest evaluations of hockey players they are considering recruiting.

You’ll gain a wealth of information from this interview.  You’ll find out that it’s not all about talent.  There are other qualities that make up a scholarship athlete.

You’ll learn what Erik has discovered in his coaching of youth and high school athletes for over a decade, and how some of them have gone on to compete at the next level.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free Report: How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

Sidney Crosby video

Email Jon with your recruiting questions

 

Episode #42: Three Ways to Re-ignite a Coach’s Interest
(05-09-17)

It’s frustrating!

The coach is showing interest when … suddenly … all communication stops.

What happened?

More importantly, how can I get his interest back?

Parents and athletes, this is something that may require effort from both of you.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler gives you three steps of action to re-ignite a coach’s interest.

The communication gap may not have anything to do with the coach’s interest level.  There are a number of reasons communication wanes.

Whatever the reason, you can do something about it.  You can revive some of the relationships that seem to have died out.

Listen and find out how.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship Free Report

Recruit-Me Premium

Apple Podcast app

Stitcher Podcast app

Tell Jon what you think of the possibility of one-one-one coaching

Ask Jon a recruiting question

 

Episode #41: Recruiting Questions from Parents…
and the Answers
(05-02-17)


Athletic scholarship questionsA little bit different format in this episode, as Jon Fugler takes you into a live coaching call he just completed with parents and athletes.

He lifts and excerpt from that call and features a handful of questions parents  asked him.

For instance, Matthew asked, “Why does the NCAA allow colleges to verbally commit so young?”  Jon responds with a warning about verbal commitments and how it can damage your scholarship chances.

If you have a question Jon can answer on a future episode, email him at jon@recruit-me.com.

You should find the questions in this episode probably apply to you, too.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship digital download

Recruit-Me Premium

 

Episode #40: How to Talk With College Coaches
When You’re Not Sure What to Say
(04-25-17)


College football coach Brady HokeBeing face-to-face with a college coach, or having a phone conversation, can make a high school student-athlete tremble.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler helps athletes and parents maximize their conversations with college coaches.

This is an opportunity for the athlete to put himself or herself in the best light with a coach who is recruiting them.  Jon shares three things that will help that conversation in a big way.

If an athlete can present him or herself in a positive way, that will set him or her apart from other athletes.  Of course, talent has to be there, but coaches recruit beyond talent, too.  They look for character and attitude.  This can come out in a conversation.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruit-Me Premium Membership

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship download

 

Episode #39: Recruiting Lies that Can
Cost You an Athletic Scholarship
(04-18-17)

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler isn’t be overly dramatic when he says…

…that believing and acting on recruiting lies can cost an athlete a scholarship.

Have you ever bought something and you were unpleasantly surprised when the item arrived?  The picture was misleading.  And you bought it.  What a disappointment.

The same is true in recruiting.  If you act on things that are actually misleading, you’ll be disappointed.  And you’ll lose time and money getting back into the game.

Listen as Jon shares five of the biggest lies that can trap you.  He’ll address the lies, followed by the truths.  Act on truth and you’ve got a bright future.

Jon shares from personal experience and what he has seen for the past 15+ years with other families.

For instance, one of the biggest lies athletes and parents believe is this:

“If my kid is good enough, the college coaches will find him or her.”

Jon takes quite a bit of time to address the corresponding truth and how to capitalize on that truth.

Get in the game and stay in the game by acting on truth and rejecting lies.  There’s a lot of misinformation out there.  This episode gets right to the point.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

“How to Get an Athletic Scholarship” free report that shares three laws of recruiting.  Get the truth in this document.

Contact Jon with your recruiting questions.

 

Episode #38: We’ve Hit a Recruiting Speed Bump:
What Do We Do?
(04-11-17)

The best laid plans of mice and men…

Your recruiting plan might look good on paper– then reality hits.  Life happens.  Things don’t go the way you’ve planned.

You’ve hit a recruiting speed bump.  This speed bump comes in all sizes, from minor to huge and destructive.

Don’t worry.  It’s only natural.

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler helps you recover from the unexpected.  He helps you get your recruiting vehicle repaired and back on Scholarship Road.

In this episode, Jon shares candidly from his own experiences as an athlete and as a father.  You’ll benefit from hearing his experiences and his advice.

By the end of this episode, you should be able to get your recruiting campaign back on course, no matter how damaging the speed bump.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free report by Jon

Send any questions to Jon

 

Episode #37: How to Rise to the Top:
Moving Up on Coaches’ Recruiting Lists
(04-04-17)


Athletic scholarship successGetting lost in a college coach’s pool of recruits is not where an athlete wants to be.  You want to be noticed, remembered and consistently contacted by college coaches.

You want to be one of their top recruits.

What’s the secret to rising to the top?  In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler shares three “P’s” that will get you there.

Recruiting is a process and nothing is permanent.  This is a dynamic “game” and you better know how to play.

You’ll come away with three things you can act on, both in recruiting and athletically.  There’s a parallel between the two areas.  You’ll learn that Jon is passionate about this.

Getting on a coach’s radar and staying on a coach’s radar is the focus on this episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship (Coming up on last chance to download)

Contact Jon at jon@recruit-me.com

 

Episode #36: Scholarship Success is All About the Right Fit:
Interview with Andy Hurley of eRecruit Fit
(03-28-17)


Recruiting expert Jon Fugler talks a lot about the right fit, but what does that really mean?

In this episode, you’ll meet a man who has dedicated his life to making sure athletes find the right program and school.  He has served for over two decades in college athletics administration following his college athletic career.

Andy Hurley is the founder of eRecruit Fit, a company that goes deep into the “right fit” concept.  Andy and his team work with a number of college athletic programs and student-athletes, providing a high-level assessment tool that high school athletes can access at no charge.

Find out more about the importance of making the right school choice… and how high school athletes can take the eRecruit Fit assessment to discover amazing things about themselves.

Athletes and parents will learn things that will shape the student-athlete’s future in this important crossroads of life.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

eRecruit Fit

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

 

Episode #35: How to Keep From Getting Burned:
Surviving the Intense Scholarship Pursuit
(03-21-17)

Don’t get burned in your pursuit of an athletic scholarship.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler helps you take three proactive steps so your efforts don’t go up in smoke.

This recruiting world is tough and intense.  Unless you’ve got a solid foundation to work from, you’re likely to experience unnecessary pain and setbacks.  Listen as Jon explains the actions you can take to make sure March Madness doesn’t invade your scholarship pursuit.

Jon also shares his desire to have you part of his three live coaching sessions.  As summer approaches, get ready for that big recruiting season.  These live coaching sessions will do that.  It’s part of a special package that’s only good through March 31.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

Live Coaching

 

Episode #34: A Scholarship Athlete Shares His Story
And How You Can Showcase Yourself to College Coaches
(03-14-17)

Hear from a former scholarship athlete in this episode and learn from his recruiting and college experience.

Taylor Mathis was a D1 scholarship swimmer, but how he ended up where he did was not the way he had planned.  Indeed, recruiting has its twists and turns.

It all turned out well, and you’ll hear directly from Taylor how that happened.

Now Taylor helps other athletes present themselves to college coaches and make the best impression possible.  His service, Student-Athlete Websites, gives the talented athlete a quality platform to share his or her talents.

Listen to Taylor’s story and also how you can find the program with the best fit for you (or your student-athlete).

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Student-Athlete Websites (Get a $20 Discount)

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free report (download)

Athletic Scholarship University

Email Jon Fugler with questions

Connect with Taylor:
Twitter: @Taylor_mathis
Instagram: studentathletewebsites

 

Episode #33: Direct from Spring Training:
5 Questions You’ll Need to Answer for Any College Coach
(03-07-17)

Are you ready to give confident answers to the most important questions when a college coach contacts you?

Parents, are you preparing your son or daughter for the penetrating questions college coaches will ask him or her?

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler comes to you direct from Spring Training in Florida.  It’s from here that he shares about five questions every athlete will need to answer for any college coach.

He gives his insights, by the way, after the third inning of Monday’s Pirates-Yankees game.  If you want the energy and atmosphere of competition, you’ll get it in this episode.

Enjoy jumping into spring training and jot down the five questions and Jon’s insights.  Your family will be prepared, gain confidence and express purpose in your next coach interaction.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Pirates-Yankees Game

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

Athletic Scholarship University

 

Episode #32: Five Things You Must Do on a Campus Visit
(02-28-17)


College CampusOne of the most impactful things an athlete (and parent) can do is make a personal visit to a college campus.  More questions can get answered by the in-person experience than any other way.

Plus, you’ll also make a lasting impression on college coaches.

Of course, the big goal for athletes is to get an invitation for an “official visit.”  However, unofficial visits have huge value.  In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler explains why.

But the core of this episode is Jon’s insights into five things you should do when making a campus visit.  You have to go with purpose and follow through on that purpose.

Whether you have a visit coming up or you’re making plans to do that this spring or summer, make sure you’ve got these five things on your radar.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free download

Enroll in Athletic Scholarship University

 

Episode #31: The Best Thing a Parent Can Do for Their Athlete:
How to Achieve Success in the Recruiting Process
(02-21-17)


Father and sonParent, you have the most critical role in the recruiting process.

That statement may surprise you, but it’s absolutely true.  Yes, your athlete has to have the talent and the commitment, but without you, he or she is unlikely to get a scholarship.

So what is the most important thing you can do in your role?

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler digs into that in this episode, leaving you with steps you can take immediately.  You’ll be energized and focused as you listen.

Parent, if you’ll commit to your role, you’ll find that your athlete will excel in a number of ways.  Together, you’ll achieve that scholarship dream.

Be encouraged as Jon gives you practical counsel.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting question for Jon?  Email him.

Free Resource: How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

Athletic Scholarship University.

 

Episode #30: Five Places to Get Discovered:
Where You Can Get in Front of College Coaches
(02-14-17)

How to get discovered by college coaches is a mystery to most sports families.

However, it doesn’t need to be.  There are indeed five places that student-athletes can get discovered.

Of course, there are more than five, but recruiting expert Jon Fugler zeroes in on what he believes are the top 5.  He not only lists them, but goes into each one and explains how to maximize each avenue.

You’ll come away from this episode with more possibilities than you had going in.  You’ll have something solid to turn to in order to get the attention of college coaches.

Each of these places where recruits are discovered is unique and takes a specific approach.  Learn from Jon how to leverage each one.

Learn how you can start today to work your plan to get discovered in one or more of these places.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

“How to Get an Athletic Scholarship”– Jon’ Free Report Download

Recruit-Me Premium (23% off through February 23–Jon’s birthday)

What a D1 coach says about camps and showcases (Jon’s video blog)

 

Episode #29: The Many Emotions of the Recruiting Journey:
One Family’s Story
(02-07-17)

Basketball in hoopWhat you’re feeling right now isn’t unusual.

The recruiting journey is a highly emotional one.  Ups and downs are normal and sometimes the downs seem overwhelming.

In this episode, hear about one family’s story and the variety of emotions they experienced along the way.  Emotions that you’ve experienced or ones that you will.

This is a real story about a real family.  The story ended well, but the process was long and challenging.

One thing that recruiting expert Jon Fugler points out is that recruiting is a lot like competing.  You’ll feel some of the same emotions.  In fact, maybe all of them.

Jon also encourages you to write to him and share your experience and ask any questions you have.  We’re in this together.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

Get Jon’s Free Report: How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

Email Jon with your story or questions

 

Episode #28: Q & A With Parents and Athletes
And Three Things That Will Trigger a Recruiting Breakthrough
(01-31-17)

Athletic scholarship questionsThis is a Facebook Live simulcast.  Recruiting expert Jon Fugler recorded it four days ago on Free Coaching Friday.  (You can view the video replay on the Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship Facebook Page).

In this episode, discover three things that will trigger a recruiting breakthrough.  Be empowered as you grasp these three things and apply them to your situation.

Jon also answers questions submitted by parents and athletes, including:

  • Are there ways to get an athlete noticed or seen more favorably on Scout, Be Recruited and other services used by college recruiters?
  • Since the NCAA has strict guidelines on when schools can contact athletes, will my son receive any correspondence back from coaches he has contacted here in his junior year?

Jon also shares about an opportunity to receive a free personal scholarship coaching session with him through Athletic Scholarship University.

Enjoy this candid session.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

Recruiting Calendars

Head count and equivalency sport lists

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free download

Watch this episode on Facebook

 

Episode #27: Help from the NCAA:
Discover the Free Resources Available from the NCAA for Athletes and Parents
(01-24-17)

NCAAHow does FREE sound to you?

It’s a great word, and in this episode Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler walks you through some valuable NCAA resources that will shine some light on recruiting.

All these resources are just a click away.

Jon also invites you to join him this Friday, January 27 for “Free Coaching Friday.” Submit your questions, any recruiting questions, and Jon will answer them this Friday–LIVE (see time below). The live event will also be archived if you can’t join him live.

He’ll be on Facebook Live on the Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship Facebook page (see link below). Join him live or watch the archived version afterwards.

What time? 7 pm Eastern/6 pm Central/ 5 pm Mountain/ 4 pm Pacific… this Friday.

Jon will also touch on some key recruiting points and resources beyond the NCAA help.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free download: How to Get an Athletic Scholarship Quick Guide for parents and athletes.

Email Jon your recruiting questions for Free Coaching Friday

Athletic Scholarship University

NCAA site

NAIA site

Free Coaching Friday with Jon on Facebook Live— on the Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship page. (Join him live this Friday or watch the archived recording afterwards).

 

Episode #26: Overcoming Your Biggest Recruiting Challenge
(01-17-17)

#1Your recruiting challenges are not unique.  Other families have faced the same ones.  Some families have overcome them.  Others have failed.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler zeroes in on the #1 recruiting challenge athletes and parents face.  He delivers three solutions that you can apply almost immediately.

But there’s more to it than this one biggest challenge.  He calls this the #1 external challenge, but there are internal obstacles that slow families down, too.

Jon reveals three internal obstacles and how to overcome them.

This episode will help bring clarity to your recruiting efforts.  It will also help you discard the bad and apply the good.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Get Jon’s new freebie:  How to Get an Athletic Scholarship (plus the bonus)

Athletic Scholarship University online course

Email Jon with questions

 

Episode #25: A Scholarship Athlete Speaks Out:
Three Things Every Recruit Needs to Know
(01-10-17)

VolleyballIn this episode, you’ll hear advice given by a scholarship athlete who has gone through the recruiting entire process, received the scholarship and has completed her four years at a terrific program.

Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler talked with her and gleaned some critical gems from the conversation. He summarizes them in this episode. Her husband also added to what she said, as he was a star college athlete himself.

Hear some counsel that stands apart, because it comes from scholarship athletes themselves. Jon walks you through three things he learned from the conversation.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship free report by Jon

Athletic Scholarship University

Report to Jon about your parent-athlete meeting

 

Episode #24: Dream Big. Think Small:
How to Cover the Bases on the Way to Your Athletic Scholarship
(01-03-17)

Athletic scholarship successThe terms “Dream big” and “Think small” seem contradictory.  When it comes to recruiting and athletic scholarships, they go hand in hand.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler explains why you need to practice both of those– and how.

He shares about the importance of big dreams and vision in order to overcome obstacles that will be thrown in your path.  Dream and vision are vital to working through those roadblocks.

Then Jon asks you to think small and explains why.  He also presents five ways you can think small in 2017.  These five ways will make sure you’re getting the job done to achieve your dram: an athletic scholarship.

Jon closes with a fresh story of a scholarship athlete who illustrates the importance of thinking small in order to achieve the big dream.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

The 10-Point Recruiting Checklist

Recruit-Me Premium

NCAA Eligibility Center

Email Jon with questions

 

Episode #23: 3 Actions to Launch a Successful 2017 Recruiting Campaign:
How You Can Get Off to a Fast Start in the New Year
(12-27-16)

Don’t drift into 2017.  LAUNCH into it.

That’s the focus of this episode.  Jon Fugler lays out three things you can do that will supercharge your first 15 days of 2017.  And he also explains how you can make the first quarter an epic one.

Don’t settle for status quo when it comes to pursuing an athletic scholarship.  Jon explains what you can do — and they aren’t difficult actions — to set your athlete apart from other recruits.

Jon starts by asking you to contact nine college coaches by January 15.  How?  He explains how to do it so you get the greatest impact.

From there, Jon asks you to take two more actions that dovetail with the first one.

You’ll be encouraged, refreshed and refocused by grasping and applying what Jon teaches in this episode.  And you’ll be several steps closer to success– the athletic scholarship you’re seeking.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

NCAA Recruiting Calendars

Recruit-Me System to launch 2017

Email Jon with questions or comments

 

EPISODE FLASHBACK: Recruiting Insights From a College Coach: What you need to know to get on a coach’s radar (12-20-16)

Tom KunisIf your son or daughter expects to be recruited you both need to know what college coaches think about recruiting. In Jon Fugler’s exclusive interview with Coach Tom Kunis, he’ll share directly about how to approach coaches, a big trend that’s hurting recruits, the important role of your high school coach and the academic piece in recruiting.

This a Flashback Episode that has been one of the top 5 most popular episodes, released one year ago.

Tom’s coaching experience spans two decades and he has been at some of the top programs in the nation. More than 50 of his recruits have gone into the pros and you’ll hear his genuine care for the student-athlete. Tom will open your eyes with direct comments and warnings as you go through the recruiting process.

Following the interview, Jon answers a listener’s question on the topic of a recruiting timeline. He walks you through the activities you should take, depending on what year your son or daughter is in high school.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

NCAA Eligibility Center (Clearinghouse)

Free Mini-Course

Athletic Scholarship University

Recruit-Me Premium

 

Episode #22: Recruiting Success Steps for Year-End
(12-13-16)

RunnerWe all like to finish strong. Whether it’s a season, a game, a match or a race — we want to finish strong.

That’s what this episode is all about.  Recruiting coach and Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler shares three things you can do to finish 2016 strong … when it comes to your athletic scholarship pursuit.

These three things can be applied before December 31, and as Jon says, “You’ll move the needle.”

This time of year can be maximized.

Instead of going into neutral during the break, take action.  The steps Jon shares aren’t overwhelming, but they’ll generate results.

And results is what Jon wants you to experience.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Athletic Scholarship University

NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete

NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete

Recruit-Me Premium Membership

Email Jon at jon@recruit-me.com

 

Episode #21: How to Get the Right Recruiting Advice
(12-06-16)

CommunicationThere’s so much info swirling around out there about athletic scholarships.

How do you know when you’re getting good advice or bad advice?  In this episode, Recruit-Me CEO and scholarship coach Jon Fugler shares three things that will help you know if it’s good or bad.

Wrong advice can cost you time, money and eventually a scholarship.

Good advice can accelerate the progress to your family’s dream.  And that’s where you need to be heading consistently.  It’s easy to get caught going down a rabbit trail.

Jon even suggests that you should test his own advice against the three things he shares in this episode.  At the end of this short episode, you’ll be able to weigh advice you’re receiving now or counsel you’ll get in the future.  Stay on track by staying in the zone of good advice.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Jon’s free 10-Point Recruiting Checklist is still available to download.

Recruit-Me Premium Membership

Ask Jon a question at jon@recruit-me.com

Athletic Scholarship University

 

Episode #20: How to Spend LESS to Get an Athletic Scholarship
(11-29-16)

Going brokePursuing an athletic scholarship is supposed to KEEP money in your family’s bank account, not deplete your account.

However, many families spend a huge amount of money pursuing the scholarship dream for the athlete(s).  In fact, in too many cases, they spend a ton of money and have nothing to show for it in the end.

  • How can you make sure you don’t fall into the trap of overspending?  How can you make sure you’re spending money on the right things?  Is every opportunity truly an opportunity?
  • How about travel teams, camps and showcases?  How much do you need to invest in these avenues for your son or daughter to get noticed and recruited?

These are tough questions, and in this episode Recruit-Me CEO and scholarship coach provides solid and bold answers.

Follow his advice and you can save thousands of dollars while still achieving your family’s scholarship dream.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Your free 10-point Recruiting Checklist (Jon forgot to mention this)

Email Jon with a question:  jon@recruit-me.com

Jon’s camps and showcases video blog post  (he didn’t refer to this particular post but it’s powerful and expands on this podcast episode.

 

Episode #19: 10 Winning Moves to an Athletic Scholarship
(11-22-16)

SoccerHappy Thanksgiving!  On the heels of an episode of negatives, this one digs into 10 positives.  And that’s something to be thankful for.

Did you know that there are 10 things you can do to make sure you stay on the right course to an athletic scholarship?  You could call them the 10 Recruiting Rules, and Jon Fugler digs into them in this episode.

These are hard and fast concepts.  If you grasp most of them, you’re going to be on your way and get to your scholarship goal.

For instance, Jon says, “The number one question I get from parents is, ‘When should we start the recruiting process?’”

That leads into his #1 winning move:  KNOW WHEN TO START.

Explore all 10 winning moves in this fast-paced episode.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

10-Point Recruiting Checklist

Ask Jon a question to answer on the podcast.

 

Episode #18: 10 Common Recruiting Mistakes
(11-15-16)

Father and son

If you knew how to avoid the most common recruiting mistakes, you’d be thrilled, right?

In this episode, Recruit-Me CEO on Fugler shares the top recruiting mistakes families make. Know these and you’ll avoid them. And you’ll do the right things.

Some of these common mistakes might surprise you and others will sound familiar.

For instance, one of the biggest mistakes is underestimating your son or daughter’s talent. However, another mistake is overestimating their talent. Either one can hurt your kid’s chances at a scholarship.

Jon makes sure you understand the mistakes so you can follow a plan that will keep you moving forward– and save you time and money.

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

10-Point Recruiting Checklist

Ask Jon a question to answer on the podcast.

 

Episode #17: How to Choose the Right School
(11-08-16)

NCAA Conferences

There are good reasons and poor reasons for an athlete to make their school choice. Since this is the biggest and most impactful decision of the student-athlete’s life, it’s important to make it wisely.

The parent and athlete each have responsibilities in this process. After listening to this episode, you’ll have a lot to talk about together.

Recruiting expert and Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler goes through five bad reasons for a school choice and five good reasons.

You may be at the beginning of the recruiting process and you’re not ready to make any kind of school choice, but this really starts at the beginning of the process. What you do now will affect your choice at the finish line.

Jon offers his free 10-Point Recruiting Checklist as a key resource, which also gives you free access to the 30-Day Recruiting Challenge.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free 10-Point Recruiting Checklist

Email your recruiting questions to jon@recruit-me.com

 

 Episode #16: 6 Ways to Make a Personal and Lasting Impression on College Coaches

(11-01-16)

VolleyballHow can you make sure your student-athlete stays top-of-mind with college coaches? Certainly, athletic achievement is crucial, but that’s not the whole story.

In this episode, Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler reveals to parents and athletes 6 things that will make sure the talented athlete stays on college coaches’ hot lists.

Practice these things and you’ll be ahead of most families.

For instance, Tip #1 is to make every bit of written communication personal. No more mass emails or letters. Address the coach by name and make references to that particular school. There are other things you can do to make the communication personal and memorable. You want to stand out in a coach’s mind, and this works.

Discover the five others as Jon leads parents and athletes through them in just 15 minutes.

Jon offers his free 10-Point Recruiting Checklist as a key resource, which also gives you free access to the 30-Day Recruiting Challenge.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free 10-Point Recruiting Checklist

Email your recruiting questions to jon@recruit-me.com

 

Episode #15: Two Types of Athletic Scholarships
(10-25-16)

Money for collegeWhen it comes to your scholarship expectations, it’s critical that you know where your athlete’s sport falls in the mix. There are two types of athletic scholarships.

We’ll explore these two types in this episodes.

Not all scholarships, of course, are full rides. In fact, in some sports, full rides are rare. Why is that? Not only because of limited dollars, but because of the NCAA limits on those sports. For instance, no matter which school it is, every D1 baseball program is limited to 11.7 scholarships.

In this episode, Jon Fugler goes into detail about the two types of scholarships and where your athlete fits in.

Jon also answers listener questions.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Free 10-point Recruiting Checklist

Head Count and Equivalency Sports

Ask Jon a question: jon@recruit-me.com

 

Episode #14: How NOT to Get Derailed on Your Way to an Athletic Scholarship
(10-18-16)

JourneyJust as when an athlete competes, it’s easy to get knocked off your game plan when it comes to pursuing an athletic scholarship.

“I had a totally different episode planned until an hour before recording time,” says host Jon Fugler. “It hit me real hard that I needed to record THIS episode first.”

And THIS episode is all about preventing derailment and destruction in the scholarship pursuit.

Jon offers five things you need to do to make sure you get to your family’s goal: an athletic scholarship. These five things will be easy to remember and apply right away.

If you fall into a ditch, you may not be able to get out. By sticking with these five things, you’ll stay on the road and on track. You’ll get to your destination.

All these things will make perfect sense, starting with the first one: “Listen to Success.” Jon draws on a Dave Ramsey illustration to drive the point home.

You’ll be entertained, too, as Jon shares his own sports woes these days.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruit-Me Step-byStep System

Free 10-Point Recruiting Checklist

Chargers Beat Broncos!

Dave Ramsey advice

Email Jon with questions: jon@recruit-me.com

 

Episode #13: What Does It Take to Be a Scholarship Athlete?
(10-11-16)

SoccerAthletic talent is a given when comes to getting recruited. College coaches are looking for the best athletes to reward with scholarships.

But there are other factors often overlooked by parents and athletes, but high on the priority list for college coaches.

In this episode, Jon Fugler nails down three of the top characteristics of a recruited athlete. Talent alone won’t get you a scholarship. Coaches have a number of factors they are considering.

Discover three big ones with Jon Fugler as he presents them clearly.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to Get Recruited in the Next 30 Days free download

Email Jon with questions: jon@recruit-me.com

 

Episode #12: What the NCAA Says About Recruiting
(10-04-16)

NCAAWhat you don’t know could hurt you. That”s the case with the rules the NCAA lays down for recruiting. We often hear about NCAA violations that cost programs scholarship money, forfeitures and ineligibility.

As a parent of a student-athlete, or a student-athlete yourself, you should be familiar with key NCAA rules and guidelines.

In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler explains, in clear language, the most important ones. He also explains the Recruiting Calendar and the National Letter of Intent.

While the burden for recruiting within the rules falls on the coaches, you need to know the rules so you can understand coaches’ behaviors.

Why hasn’t the coach called or written? Why has he or she not come to see my son or daughter compete? These are a couple questions that are answered when you’re familiar with the NCAA rules that coaches live by.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Recruiting Calendar

Free Report: How to Get Recruited in the Next 30 Days

NCAA FAQ and Definitions

Email Jon with questions: jon@recruit-me.com

EPISODE #11:  7 Tips for Getting Discovered  (09-28-16)

FootballThere’s no magic to getting discovered by a college coach as a high school athlete.  But it’s a mystery to most.

The Athletic Scholarship Podcast is back from summer hiatus and is now released weekly with this episode, and the new tagline, “15 Minutes That Will Change Your Scholarship Future.”

Recruiting expert Jon Fugler offers 7 tips for getting discovered… four that the athlete must do and three that are the parent’s responsibilities.

Jon believes that the parent and athlete must work together as a team.  He’ll make it crystal clear what it takes to get the attention of college coaches and keep it.  The recruiting process takes time, and you need to be in it for the long haul.

With these tips, you’ll be able to apply them immediately and see results.

Jon also offers the new Free Report:  “How to Get Recruited in the Next 30 Days”

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Report by Jon:  How To Get Recruited in the Next 30 Days

 

EPISODE #10:  The Must-Do First Step This Summer to
Get an Athletic Scholarship  (05-26-16)

JourneyThis summer is a critical season for recruiting.  If you make the next three months count, you’ll get your son or daughter on the radar of multiple college coaches.  They’ll be recruited.

You’ll have to stay focused and diligent.  In this episode, Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler clearly reveals the important first step you’ll need to take this summer.  If you do it, you’ll be on your way to a fruitful recruiting season.

You’ll hear what the parent and athlete need to do together right away.  You’ll get clarity on how you’ll accomplish the critical first step in one week or less, setting you up for the rest of the summer.

Jon will tell you about the upcoming free Recruiting Webcast he’ll be hosting in early June, which will take you deeper into the things you need to do to make this a recruiting breakthrough summer.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Athletic Scholarship University

UT College Listing

Recruiting Webcast

Recruiting Checklist

College Coaches Online with Recruit-Me Premium Membership

 

EPISODE #9:  Your 60-Day Recruiting Plan to Nail an Athletic Scholarship  (04-23-16)

CheckmarkIn this episode, Jon Fugler walks you through what you need to develop and implement your 60-day recruiting plan.  This is a key time of year to get on coaches’ radar.

Parents, you’ll learn how to lead your son or daughter through the process.  Jon starts by presenting three foundational things you must grasp even before getting started into the nuts and bolts of recruiting.

Jon also shares a parent’s story with six takeaways that will lead to success in pursuing an athletic scholarship with your son or daughter.

You’ll get the tracks to run on throughout the entire recruiting process.

If you have questions for Jon, email him at jon@recruit-me.com.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

10-Point Recruiting Checklist

“How to Eliminate the High Cost of College” White Paper by Jon Fugler

Recruiting and Scholarship Tutorial

Athletic Scholarship University

 

EPISODE #8:  How to Find Additional Sources of College Funding:
A discussion with college funding expert Brad Baldridge  (03-26-16)

Money for collegeMost athletic scholarships aren’t full rides, often leaving families with a substantial funding gap.  In this episode, Jon Fugler talks with college funding expert Brad Baldridge about how to close the gap.  Brad has a service called Taming the High Cost of College and a podcast by the same name.

Brad has been counseling families since 2004, has helped them plan for their kids’ academic future and has shown them how to get scholarships and other financial aid.

Brad reveals to us some of the best places to find funds and shares some free resources that will help go down this road.  He also shares some of the biggest misconceptions when seeking funding.

Just as Jon teaches that you should cast your net wide when compiling your list of schools, it is also good to cast your net wide when looking for funding.  It opens up more options.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Athletic Scholarship Tutorial

Taming the High Cost of College Website

Taming the High Cost of College Podcast

The Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents (Free Video Resource) 

Other Resources from Brad Baldridge

 

EPISODE #7:  The Role of the Student-Athlete in Recruiting  (03-10-16)

High school track meetYou can’t do it alone.  In the last episode, Jon Fugler laid out clearly what parents must do in the recruiting process.  This is teamwork, and the student-athlete has unique responsibilities, too.

Without parent/athlete teamwork, success is unlikely.  Your athletic scholarship isn’t going to happen.

Jon covers four things the student-athlete must do.  And he explains what to do if the parent isn’t supportive.

Parents, share this episode with your kid and talk about it afterwards.

Jon is also taking questions that he is answering on the podcast.  To submit yours, send it to jon@recruit-me.com.  He tackles a great question in this episode.  He tried to tackle Cricket (below) on his recent trip to Australia, too, as he explains in this episode.

Cricket match

Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Athletic Scholarship University

Recruit-Me Premium

 

EPISODE #6:  The Role of Parents in Recruiting  (02/07/16)

Father and sonTeamwork is a key to success in recruiting.  Teamwork between the parent(s) and the student-athlete.  Your chances are much higher of getting an athletic scholarship when both parties do their part.

So what is a parent’s role?  You need to get that straight or you will end up with tension, arguments, damaged relationships and even quitting the process.  That’s bad.

Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler brings his wife into the conversation and they share candidly how they worked this out when their twin sons pursued and achieved athletic scholarships.

Jon has coaches hundreds of families to success.  You’ll learn the key things he teaches parents that has helped families achieve their scholarship dream.

Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Athletic Scholarship Mini-Course

 

 

EPISODE #5:  10 Questions Parents are Asking — And the Answers  (01/10/16)

10 Recruiting questionsParents want answers to their recruiting questions. In this episode Recruit-Me CEO Jon Fugler tackles 10 of the most common questions with straightforward answers. By hearing this episode, you’ll likely come away with answers to your most important questions and gain clarity as you navigate the scholarship and recruiting road.

Time is critical to you, so Jon fills you in on some things that help maximize your efforts by cutting time for more results.  If your question isn’t answered, Jon invites you to email him at jon@recruit-me.com.  These 30 minutes could make a huge difference for your family.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Athletic Scholarship Mini-Course

Athletic Scholarship University

Jon’s Blog Post 12/28/15

NCAA Eligibility Center

 

 

EPISODE#4:  Recruiting Insights From a College Coach:  What you need to know to get on a coach’s radar (12/4/15)

Tom KunisIf your son or daughter expects to be recruited you both need to know what college coaches think about recruiting.  In Jon Fugler’s exclusive interview with Coach Tom Kunis, he’ll share directly about how to approach coaches, a big trend that’s hurting recruits, the important role of your high school coach and the academic piece in recruiting.

Tom’s coaching experience spans two decades and he has been at some of the top programs in the nation.  More than 50 of his recruits have gone into the pros and you’ll hear his genuine care for the student-athlete.  Tom will open your eyes with direct comments and warnings as you go through the recruiting process.

Following the interview, Jon answers a listener’s question on the topic of a recruiting timeline.  He walks you through the activities you should take, depending on what year your son or daughter is in high school.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

NCAA Eligibility Center (Clearinghouse)

Free Mini-Course

Athletic Scholarship University

Recruit-Me Premium-Next Step

Jon’s Blog

 

 

EPISODE #3:  Debunking Athletic Scholarship Myths:  Don’t get fooled  (11/18/15)

Basketball actionTruth is power, and in this episode Jon Fugler presents three of the biggest myths of recruiting and athletic scholarships.  Then he presents the truth so you can stay on track in your athletic scholarship pursuit.

“I remember when I knew nothing about athletic scholarships, and one of the first things an expert taught me was about the myths.  This saved our family a lot of anxiety, confusion, time and money.  He laid out the truth.  I remember those truths and I pass them along to families all the time.”

Jon also takes a question from a listener who asks what to do when coaches don’t respond to your inquiries and intro packet.

As you listen to Jon, write down the myths and the truths he discusses and have a parent-athlete conversation about them.  If you have questions about some of the things you have heard in your recruiting efforts, ask them in the comments section below.  Jon wants to help you with the truth and any guidelines he can pass along.

 

EPISODE #2: The #1, absolutely biggest, most critical thing you need to do to get your son or daughter recruited  (10/28/15)


High school track athlete

Let’s zero in on the most important thing you can do to get and stay on a coach’s radar. Parents, as you lead this effort, you will see results for your son or daughter.

Jon Fugler drills deep into this, first stating what the most important thing is not, and then what it really is. He doesn’t talk in generalities, but deals with specifics.

At the end of this episode, Jon challenges you to do three things that will launch or re-energize your scholarship efforts. If you do these things, you’ll see results fast.

Jon also tells you about the upcoming Webinar: 5 Steps to an Athletic Scholarship. Check back for details on this extremely helpful teaching, coming next week.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Free Athletic Scholarship Mini-Course. Sign up for this course and get started right away. As parents and athletes go through this together, you’ll save time and effort in your recruiting efforts.
  • Athletic Scholarship University. Fall enrollment is open through November 16. For families who are ready to take their recruiting efforts to the next level and invest in the future, this is for you.
  • Questions?  Ask Jon.

 

PREMIER EPISODE: My Story. Your Story: Five Things That Will Help You Avoid Pain, Disappointment and Financial Disaster (10/15/15)


High school football

How can you be sure you’re doing the right things in your athletic scholarship pursuit? You may be getting input from friends, coaches, blogs, books, paid services and consultants, not to mention everything you read all over the Internet.

What’s true and what’s not? It’s a big issue, and Jon Fugler addresses this and four other points in this premier episode.

You’ll come away with action steps in the areas of who, what, how, where and when.

The featured question in this episode comes from Bill, “One of the toughest things that we face as coaches and parents, is that we are in a small rural farm community with not a lot around us. Our record is not the greatest, and when you add all of this together, college coaches do not come visit or recruit at our school. How do we get these coaches to reach out to us and our kids?” Jon answers this question.

Jon also shares his personal story and the story of his twin sons who succeeded in getting a fully paid education and competing at the school of their choice. He’ll explain how they got there and the lessons their family learned. Lessons you can take to heart, too.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode