workoutDo you get “Aha!” moments when you’re working out?  I mean, when your head is clear and good ideas sometimes flow in?  Say “yes.”  It will make me feel better.

Here’s the “Aha!” moment I had recently while I was working out, and it involves you.

I’m going to reveal to you the secret to getting recruited by college coaches.

I’ve been presenting “the five steps to an athletic scholarship” for years, but often it falls on deaf ears.  It has had me perplexed, because what I share are the step-by-step actions a family needs to take to get an athletic scholarship.  Seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it?

What’s even more frustrating is that it works for families who apply the five sequential steps!  Frustrating because I know most families are missing out because they don’t apply the steps.

“Why don’t more families do it?”

I’m glad you asked.  Here’s why…

Most families, maybe including yours, don’t realize that the very, very first thing that you need to know is that you have to take the initiative to get recruited.

It’s a secret that’s hidden from most families, but it’s one that I’m putting plainly before you right now.  I was in your shoes several years ago, thinking that somehow, some way, magically I guess, my twin sons would be discovered and recruited.

Well, it didn’t happen.  That is, until we took the initiative and did something.

The Truth

The truth I heard whispered in my ear the other night was this:  Most parents and athletes don’t know that you can’t wait for coaches to find you.  So if you and others don’t know you have to take the initiative, why in the world would ever be interested in the five steps?


I mean, aren’t the college coaches the ones who take the steps?  Aren’t they the ones that will discover my kid?

The answer is usually “No.”  Unless your kid is a superstar and in the top tier of athletes in your state.  But, for most families, that’s not the case.


College coaches expect you to take the initiative.  They have limited budgets and limited time.  They cannot see everyone, so the ones they see are the ones that approach them.  Sure, they recruit athletes that don’t take the initiative, but that’s just a small number of their recruits.  The athletes they do pursue are usually the ones who pursue the coaches.

Now that’s a shift in normal thinking, isn’t it?

Athletic Scholarship PodcastThis is such a big deal that one college coach I interviewed last year on The Athletic Scholarship Podcast said the student-athlete should visit the school and spend time with the coaches.  A school visit speaks loudly to them.  You’re showing interest.

Now that you know you have to take the initiative to get discovered, here’s the first rule I want you to live by:

Don’t wait to be discovered.

Get started making your kid known to college coaches.

Here is a past blog post that goes into more detail on how to contact coaches.

Also, be sure to check out the Recruit-Me System, because it’s there that I lead you through each of the five steps in detail so you can help yourself to an athletic scholarship.


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