Aprils workshop(s) began as most do with updates to Tom. One of the most important topics discussed was social media. Everything that you do on the internet is recorded and is there forever. So use your best judgement on
Twitter, Facebook etc... Many Universities and Colleges as for the URL to your social media accounts on their questionnaires.
Another major topic discussed was narrowing your college choice to early. Tom hit on the idea for just get the offer, you don't necessarily have to go there but now you have an offer on paper which can work as leverage else where.
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Our March workshop began with a speaker, Jon Warden from the 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series Team. One of the many points that Jon emphasized was to go to a school where you know you will be able to play and play at your talent level.
Some of the other topics covered were how to follow up a visit with coaches and schools, avoiding common mistakes such as narrowing your choices to early, and NCAA Rules about academic criteria and calling and emailing coaches.
In this months workshop we began with discussion with the ACT/SAT. "It is extremely important to take the ACT/SAT early and often" - Tom. The ACT will be held on February 8th, April 12, and June 14th for the remainder of this school year. Be sure to register before the deadlines or you will have a late fee. The next available SAT test will be held March 8th with a February 7th registration deadline.
Another important topic discussed is to keep all door open. Never close a door too early, anything could happen...coaches get hired, fired, over recruitment or offers get pulled.
Other topics discussed were offers, types of commitments, red shirting, grey shirting, JUCO and GPA. We also went over the avoiding mistakes handout which will help you along the way.
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At our most recent workshop we covered crucial updates that you need to have for coaches. Updates for your academics, athletics and anything in your future.
We discussed the importance of a professional voice mail greeting so that coaches and others know that they have gotten a hold of the correct person
Another important topic covered was financials. Every school has money to give out, you just have to have the leverage to get it. Keep retaking the ACT and SAT because when coaches can show admissions your higher scores they can get you more money!
We also had two speakers on Sunday. Jordan Finley was one of them. He is a Miami University Graduate and a played baseball fro Miami. Jordan spoke with us about Tom's recruiting plans "gave me many choices and assisted me in making a great decision- taught me life skills that I still use 9 years later"
At our September workshop we began with a speaker, Mr. Fred Smith... Mr. Smith gave advice on how to be successful when talking to college coaches; which was one of the heavier topics of the workshop. Mr. Smith said... "They are looking for leaders" they being the college coaches. He also told us that "college coaches do not want to talk to mom and dad" they want to talk to you the student athlete.
Other topics covered at the workshop were leverage, NCAA Rules, DIV 1 Eligibility and regular updates.
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Prospective Student-Athlete. You become a "prospective student-athlete" when: