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#1 Guest_Gumshoe_*

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:42 PM

I was wondering if anyone out there has had any experiences with CPOA and BeRecruited.com as far as helping student/athletes get exposure to colleges for recruiting purposes in sports.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:46 AM

There was a big blowup over work that CPOA had done for a number of athletes on another website some time ago. The contention was that CPOA in general, and a certain person in particular, weren't keeping their end of the bargain after the athletes' families shelled out fairly large sums of money to them. If I can find the thread back, I'll post it here, because it really is quite humorous to read.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:36 PM

Dont do it, its not worth the money. If your a good athlete the college will find you. Ask your high school coach to contact the college for you to come and see you play. Play in summer AAU or Blue Chip games, there are lots of college coaches that show up. If you plan on playing at a D3 school you walk on, there is no scholarship money for sports. Send the college a video of you playing that really helps. That what we did and both my kids are playing sports in college.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

You can check out a book by author Laurie A. Richter called "Put Me in Coach: A Parent's Guide to Winning the Game of College Recruiting".

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:46 PM

The best person to market your kid for college scholarship purposes is you. Well...you and your kid. You need to invest the time into putting together films and speak with your kid's head coach about the chances of your kid moving forward beyond high school. If they coach tells you that lil' Jonny is going to have to play D3 if he wants to play, market the kid to D3 primarily and maybe a few above that "just in case." In the end, the only person who can "sell" a player to the next level is the player him or herself. Use the proof you have that your kid should be playing at the next level to your kid's advantage and just market the hell out of 'em with colleges.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (WONBulldog @ Oct 29 2010, 11:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best person to market your kid for college scholarship purposes is you. Well...you and your kid. You need to invest the time into putting together films and speak with your kid's head coach about the chances of your kid moving forward beyond high school. If they coach tells you that lil' Jonny is going to have to play D3 if he wants to play, market the kid to D3 primarily and maybe a few above that "just in case." In the end, the only person who can "sell" a player to the next level is the player him or herself. Use the proof you have that your kid should be playing at the next level to your kid's advantage and just market the hell out of 'em with colleges.



I agree with everything you said, except the part about having you kid's head coach give you an evaluation on what level your kid may play in HS. Depending on the sport, a HS coach in this area may have ZERO idea what kind of talent is out there that your son will be competing against for college scholarship money or college team playing time. As bennyg said, get out in the off-season and play AAU or travel ball and see for yourself what your kid is up against as far as competition goes. Your HS coach may be able to help if your school has had kids go to college in his sport...but if not, his evaluation may be of very little help in you choosing what level of college your kid may be able to play. Seeing for yourself and competing against the top kids from other parts of the state (or even out of state) is the only way to get a true feel for your kid's talent.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:57 PM

Ask yourself before choosing a college what happens if I would get hurt, and could not play anymore whould I still be happy going to college here. When sending your tapes to a college dont just give highlights. The coachs want to see you play the whole game. Not just the good parts, they well throw it away if you dont. I was told some coachs well not even look at a tape sent by a recruiter so send it yourself. Most of the contacts on Berecruited will be from out of state D3 Or NAIA colleges Thats ok if you want to move away. D2 -D1 they well find you if your good. It all comes down to being at the right place at the right time playing in the the summer aau or shootouts.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 09:43 PM

High school basketball has very little to no influence on D 1 offers. AAU, unfortunately, is the way to go if really talented. You will learn quickly how good you are by the team that wants you to play for them. D2 and D3 schools will attend games and actually use it in evaluation. The AAU coach has more influence than the high school coach.

High school football is all about game film, highlight dvd's, and camp performance. Attend a rivals and/or scout camp. Be sure to prepare for the individual testing before you go. Internet can show you what to do/practice. Be sure to run fast [lol]. Then suggest you go to Big school camps [OSU, MICH, Mich State, senior day camp-open to any senior and invited underclassmen.as examples], Mid majors, and Div 2 schools will be at these camps. The assistant coach who recruits your area or maybe your position coach visit the high schools, accidentally bump into the prospect and chat for 3-5 minutes[got to pass the eye test]. They also talk to coach for 5-10 minutes and maybe write down some things learned. May may trip to guidance office for transcripts. Bottom line is camp performance and video.


Don't blame HS coach for recruiting failures. All they can do in basketball is give you the letters that show up. Again, AAU coach is the one with contacts. In football, coaches will put your name on lists that are sent out, if you have potential. Other than that, its the kid and their parents that must put in the time, effort, travel etc.


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