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Have You Established Accountability That Will Build A Solid Foundation For Recruiting Success?

Recruiting is a process and every student athlete needs expert guidance to help find the right fit. Often times the coach tries to fulfill the role and serve as the recruiter, however they must be educated on all the NCAA rules and regulations. In addition, understanding the role of an effective recruiter as it is very time consuming and takes special attention for each individual student-athlete. Every athlete is unique and requires an individualized recruiting plan. This is a must for each student-athlete and is critical to help athletes get successfully recruited, and if not done properly, could greatly reduce scholarship opportunities. The most important thing to keep in mind is that communication about the recruiting process between the student athlete, parents and the coach (team recruiter etc.) is essential.

Here are some good questions to measure your coach’s knowledge about the recruiting process and level of commitment to getting your child a scholarship:

  • How familiar are you with NCAA rules and regulations?
  • How familiar are you with the recruiting timeline for that particular sport?
  • Will you provide personal guidance on how to build an effective relationship with the college coach?
  • How many coaches have you contacted on behalf of my child?
  • Can we schedule weekly times for updates and status on my child’s recruiting process?
  • Have you created an online academic, athletic resume and video footage for my child?
  • Can you provide a list of colleges looking for student-athletes?
  • Do college coaches contact you directly about your student athletes? If yes, which colleges?
  • What is your protocol of communication when a college coach contacts you about one of your student athletes?
  • How many college coaches do you have relationships with?
  • What are your marketing strategies to help get my child noticed?

Every coach has a different level of experience with the recruiting process. Some coaches have played college sports, have a relationship with a few college coaches, helped a number of their athletes get to the next level and others have zero knowledge about college recruiting. Understanding the process can avoid the headaches and frustrations that families experience from placing unrealistic expectations on their coaches. All coaches cannot get you a scholarship.

Maximum exposure of the athlete’s ability to various colleges is to the athlete’s advantage. Student-athletes should identify schools that offer their major and one they might like to attend. The next important step would be to spend time and effort contacting schools, building a relationship with coaches and getting on their lists than trying to get noticed at random.

To develop a recruiting game plan and more information about what it takes to play at the next level, contact Tracy Drake 713-417-9658 or tracydrake@recruitlook.com

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2019 Larry Hughes Elite Camp Preview

Press Release

August 2nd, 2019

RecruitLook Hoops will once again host the Larry Hughes Elite Camp on August 10-11, 2019 in St. Louis. This is an invite-only camp that will bring in some of the top high school basketball recruits from across the country. The two-day event will feature a mixture of 60 national recruits in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 recruiting classes – all getting the chance to learn from NBA-veteran and skills trainers.

NBA veteran, Larry Hughes, along with state-champion high school coach, Justin Tatum, will be the lead instructors for the Camp that will take place at Hughes’ brand-new facility.

Hughes has an impressive resume having played thirteen seasons at the highest level of professional basketball in the NBA. He was drafted by the 76ers in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1998 NBA draft out of Saint Louis University, where he was named Freshman of the Year. Hughes was recognized as a versatile and athletic guard with strong defensive abilities, and was selected to the 2004-2005 All-Defensive 1st Team.

“Larry is passionate about spreading his basketball knowledge to the younger generation, which aligns with our vision and overall goal of RecruitLook Hoops,” says Mike Enright, Founder of RecruitLook. “It’s paramount that we have an influential partner like Larry to assist with the development of the next generation of basketball players.”

This camp will also feature wearable technology that is found in top-notch NBA facilities, including the RSPCT Basketball System to track shots, and the Kinexon’s sports technology cameras to measure player movement. All the data is tracked and logged into a digital locker, which will be shared to college coaches of all levels.

“We founded Larry Hughes Basketball Academy as well as our BTS (Basketball Training System) to develop athletes’ basketball abilities and basketball IQ — as well as their character and life skills,” says Larry Hughes, Founder of LHBA and BTS. “We share the same vision when it comes to assisting youth within the sport of basketball. We’re excited to build leaders on and off the court.”

The Larry Hughes Elite Camp provides athletes with an opportunity to showcase their skills against elite competition, while also learning more about the game of basketball and life-skills from special guests. In addition to the drill work and skills sessions the campers will receive, the camp will focus on teaching valuable lessons off the court.

The camp is not open to the public, only family members of the campers. Media requests need to be submitted to info@recruitlook.com.

Get the preview of Campers attending…

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