Since the new school year begins this month and I try to keep each graduating class to together within their recruiting so typically, I offer discounts to get started with Fallon Sports at the beginning of each school year. It makes the process much more efficient for me and you get started exactly where you need to be rather than always playing catch-up or chasing the wave that just keeps slowing ahead of you. This is true in every graduating class because there is always something that can be done to help you in the recruiting process, whether you are a freshman or a senior.
Right now, college coaches are back from a busy summer of travel and recruiting. They are hooking back up with other members of their coaching staff and working out their recruiting needs for your graduating class, creating schedules for the fall and making plans to go see potential players for their programs.
It's a very important time to get engaged into the recruiting process and get your name involved in the conversation with coaches nationwide. If you sit and do nothing – nothing will happen. If you work with a national recruiting service with a cool website, your name will be sitting up there looking nice and "pretty" but really isn’t that effective and certainly not proactive. If you are just waiting for the fall to “be seen”, think of this … at the Fall Classic there may be 300 college coaches there watching 80 teams with an average of 25 players per roster – that’s roughly 2,000 different players out there each week. Do you think these college coaches will wonder around discovering guys? Of course not! They go with a specific plan of attack that begins now!
They identify their specific needs (positions, etc)
They identify whether they will seek JC transfers or high school guys for this
They determine who is able to get into their university (academically)
They determine who can actually play at their university by cross checking with coaches, watching videos and communicating specifically with that student athlete
Assuming the player passes that piece of the test, they determine where this player will be playing this fall and try to go see him play
If it’s the fall classic and you are a position player then they find your schedule, your game time, your field number and attend – maybe watching one at bat – if you’re lucky two. If you are a pitcher they sit and watch one inning – if they like they stay for another but that is it
Then, it’s a YES or a NO … and on to another field to watch another guy (that is on their list)
Notice there is no time in this process for stumbling around from field to field hoping to discover a player – DOES NOT HAPPEN – it’s specific to their school, their needs and their plan.
THIS IDENTIFICATION HAPPENS NOW
So if you are not involved with or do not get involved with several colleges NOW – they just won’t be there later – it’s just that simple.
How your college search is going? I am wondering how many college coaches you are communicating with right now? Each year, I work with people who thought they can do it themselves or they hired a very expensive recruiting service who never really gave them the attention they deserved, let’s face it – this is about YOU not them – and your independence from worrying about what to do and when to do it.
The window of opportunity is right now, regardless of year in school THIS is the best time to start to work with me because each college coach is beginning their new year as well