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Athletic Recruiting Services

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  • varskavarska Registered User Posts: 1,430 Senior Member
    I would think if your job is to seek out the best high school athletes in the country, you would use every available resource.
  • WiggleWiggle Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    For those of you using beRecruited.com, what is the difference between the Deluxe Starter package ($10) and the Deluxe MVP package ($60)?

    Thanks.
  • frosty6frosty6 Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    wiggle - $10 is per month and $60 is a one time fee. So it depends on how long you plan on using the site.
  • cgpm59cgpm59 Registered User Posts: 591 Member
    It's more than just the amount of time -- with the $60, you have access to more features such as seeing when college coaches access your profile, a letter generator to send letters to coaches, and other stuff like that. I have to say, berecruited could do a better job making their explanations and rules a little easier to find - you have to dig in there a little bit. But it certainly seems worth the money. By the way, frosty6, I think the $60 is an annual fee, but I'm not 100% certain of that.
  • Nadia60Nadia60 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I was on berecruited but did not have meaningful contact through it, did not use their letter service. Was good for finding schools though. I did pay a sending fee and used gobigrecruiting.com and found that the schools I was targeting at least really did use it and I was recruited where I was hoping. I also filled out school online questionairs. And sometimes emailed coaches with my youtube highlight link. These things worked and I received the interest I needed. I have committed to an ivy league school. I also totally recommend going to a 1 day clinic or 1 day of a summer camp at the schools you like that have expressed most interest. It is absolutely not necessary AT ALL to pay for a recruiting company service. Coaches want to hear from you personally and its all easy to do.
  • silverstrandssilverstrands Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    If your daughter is getting results from a $60 investment it sounds like it is well spent, I do agree, most sports have large events where athletes get exposure, however, I'll bet with the economic cutbacks using a web-site is cost effective. You can scan the site for athletes you might be interested in checking out. Surely, coaches must realize there are some very able athletes out there who don't have parents with money to invest in AAU and other select teams. I really don't know how I did it.
    I would have tried a $60 investment had I known about it.
  • abstract17abstract17 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    if the athlete in question is a football player, AAU teams arent the answer, ive never heard of a club or AAU football team.
  • tomstoppardtomstoppard Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    A good service that actually guarantees exposure to college coaches is College Coaches Network Recruiting Experts | Your College Sports Source for Real Recruiting. Real Results. | College Coaches Network | www.CollegeCoaches.net They have great personal service and help to get your game film and profile to hundreds of college coaches.
  • mikasauntiemikasauntie Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    Anyone have experience with College Prospects of America?
  • fogfogfogfog Registered User Posts: 4,056 Senior Member
    Our student is in the midst of the recruiting journey.

    First we sent an intro letters--with a resume--of academic stats and athletic stats--back in the fall of jr yr.
    Also did the Be Recruited thing.
    Our student got interest both through the BeRecruited and the letters.

    We did meet coaches at schools where our student was trading emails--spring of Jr yr...and also sent transcripts ans scores starting mid yr jr year as requested. All coaches asking for academic stats for pre-reads got updated transcripts and copies of scores reports in May/end of Jr yr

    The web site has helped with researching schools and with coaches seeing our student. Basically it's a databank where the coaches can put in stats limits and sort/search for kids that match athletically and academically.

    Like other technical resources--it doesn't replace letters, and meet/greets and summer camps etc...
    its just another tool.
    Whether its helpful will depend on the kids stats--
    top in your sport and top in athletics--your kid is going to get plenty of traffic on it.

    Our student is getting interest from D1s and ivies as well as top LACs. Well worth the $60...
    and
    as far as those services etc--I guess if you can type a letter, write a resume, and put together your own video--Why spend the $ for a "pro" to do it/package your kid?

    Sometime mid spring we also did fill out the online recruit forms at schools...some have an "update" option--worth doing as the stats get better over the season etc both athletic stats and SATs etc
  • mikasauntiemikasauntie Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    BeRecruited sounds like a great deal for the price. Agree that NCSA DOES have good information on their website and in periodic newsletters.

    I'm still curious about College Prospects of America. We're attending a meeting where that service will be the one recommended. I have't been able to dig up any reviews of CPOA. Anyone?

    best of luck on your journey Fogfog
  • fishymomfishymom Registered User Posts: 1,849 Senior Member
    Berecruited.com is a great resource but I think results are highly dependant on the sport. My daughter's sport is well represented on the site and the top coaches all use it. I am not sure what to think about recruiting services. I guess if you don't have the time or patience to do the research and follow-up yourself, and it is a lot of work, then it might be worthwhile. But I can't imagine what they could do for you and your daughter that you couldn't do yourself. And I would have a hard time justifying the expense. Also, I have heard several times from various people that coaches do not like "packaged" athletes. As always, your milage may vary!
  • viktoriagviktoriag Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I am new to this forum and have no experience with services and wouldn't be likely to use one in my daughter's sport. On the other hand, months ago I did pay for her to get a berecruited account. It was exciting and got her focused on the process early on. She had contact with a few coaches by email, but none of them have been of interest to her (or she to them, aside from one or two in whom she has no interest) since the July 1 date rolled around. It is true that the better schools have responded to her direct emails, but some of them have also viewed her stats on berecruited after July 1.

    It also provided a quick snapshot of all the important info, which was a great cross-reference when filling in online questionnaires! Although I doubt her ultimate school will come from berecruited, I still think it was a good use of the $60 and I would do it again.

    We were at a national competition this spring, and I met a couple of college coaches from good schools, asked one how he felt about the site. He said that he didn't really use it but sometimes his assistant would look at it.

    So it does seem sport-specific, and it also depends on what you want to get out of it. But it did initiate contact in several cases and some of the schools were high end - not ivy so much, but still some very good schools.
  • mayhewmayhew Registered User Posts: 643 Member
    For what it's worth, one HYP we met with told us they refuse to deal with "agents" after having had numerous bad experiences with them, which ultimately reflected poorly on the recruits that were being represented. They will only deal with the actual athlete, the athlete's parents, and coach.
  • authorauthor Registered User Posts: 336 Member
    From the berecruited Pulse---Amber Woods, Softball, committed to Columbia University --Austin Busch, Baseball, committed to Briar Cliff University --Alyssa Jarvis, Lacrosse, committed to Notre Dame College of Ohio --Blaire Taylor, Softball, committed to Seward County Community College --Graydon McCrite, Swimming, committed to Berry College --Anthony Ciango, Baseball, committed to Northern Illinois University --Travis Michel, Football, committed to Malone University --Courtney Mahan, Softball, committed to St. Petersburg College --Jenette Diaz, Volleyball, committed to Umpqua Community College --Davis Richardson, Baseball, committed to College of Charleston


    Spend your money wisely, all it takes is an edu email account to claim a coach account.
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