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recruiting services

crazymomstercrazymomster Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
edited August 2013 in Athletic Recruits
I was contacted today by a recruiting service. At this point, no one is asking for money, but I definitely believe that time is coming... sooner than later.

My athlete is currently competitive at the D3 or low D2 level, so he's not outstanding.

Is there something a recruiting service can do for us that we can't do for ourselves? Is the idea with them that they put your info in front of coaches that are probably best match possibilities?

I believe S can have a profile on their page for free. Do we need more than that?

The company's website is awesome though with lots of useful tidbits of info :-)

Thanks.
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Replies to: recruiting services

  • crazymomstercrazymomster Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
    I got good hits on using the search on this forum, so for the most part my questions are answered. If anyone wants to pipe in though, all opinions are welcome :-)
  • varskavarska Registered User Posts: 1,430 Senior Member
    Those waters (recruiting services), are filled with sharks, IMO.
  • ChicagoMamaChicagoMama Registered User Posts: 237 Junior Member
    We did it for our son, but really, we only looked at or used the site well before actual recruiting started. All of the actual coach interest we have had has come from our contacting programs and filling out questionnaires and appearances at summer clinics and camps. It was not worthless, there was definitely some useful information, but it was NOT worth the several thousand dollars they charged. Unfortunately they got us early, before we knew enough high school parents who could warn us off. I guess others could have different experiences for different sports.
  • crazymomstercrazymomster Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
    It dawned on me this morning that I have a friend who was recently a college scout (for a different sport), for several years. He said that he'll help us :-).
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