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Ep 121: Recruiting Shortcuts: How to Do It Faster and Get Better Results

Your shortest distance to an athletic scholarship is a straight line. In the real world, that doesn't happen. However, there are short cuts you can take that will speed up the process and help you get better results. Specifically, Jon Fugler explains short cuts that will reduce your time, save you money and help you find the right fit school faster. Jon sets the table by revealing one of the biggest enemies of athletes and families: too much information. In fact, it can cost you a...


EP 120: The Recruiting Funnel Day 7: Overcoming Recruiting and Scholarship Barriers

The recruiting road is not all well-paved. There are a lot of bumps and potholes along the way. That's the reality of this process. Our Recruiting Funnel series concludes with this episode, as Jon Fugler shares how to overcome the most common recruiting and scholarship barriers. Specifically, he goes through seven and gives solutions to each. You'll also hear the encouraging story of a family that went through the funnel successfully. The NEW Recruit-Me System is now available at...


Ep 119: The Recruiting Funnel Day 6: Making the Most Important Decision

You may not be at the point of making your final school choice, but you need to prepare now. What you do on the front end of recruiting will make a big difference how it all turns out. Know now what factors are involved and you can begin thinking with the end in mind. In this episode, Jon Fugler coaches you on how to make the most important decision: your school choice. He shares three tips that will help you. You can begin using these three tips early on in your recruiting process. The...


Ep 118: The Recruitng Funnel Day 5: The Secret to Staying on a Coach's Radar

We're moving through the Recruiting Funnel, and often things slow down at the stage Jon discusses today-- Day 5. How can you stay on a coach's radar once you're on it? Many athletes get discouraged when it seems like the coach has lost interest. Jon shares a secret that will make sure you're staying in the game with coaches. While other athletes drop off, you'll continue to be noticed and recruited. At the end, Jon shares another golden nugget. The New Recruit-Me Athletic Scholarship...


EP 117: The Recruiting Funnel Day 4: The 3D Radar of Recruiting

It's one of the most strategic elements in recruiting. Video. This is recruiting in 3D. And it's important that you get it right. Jon Fugler leads the way on Day 4 of the series "The Recruiting Funnel: From Prospect to Scholarship." He'll give you clarity on some of your unanswered questions about video. He'll dig deep into the production aspect, and set you at ease if you think you need a polished video. Jon explains that talent wins every time-- not video production. Come away knowing...


EP 116: The Recruiting Funnel Day 3: The Secret to Having Your Own Radar

There's a lot of talk about getting on a coach's radar, but this is a two-way street. You need to have radar, too. What do we mean by that? It's Day 3 of "The Recruiting Funnel: From Prospect to Scholarship," and Jon Fugler explains a little-known secret about setting up radar that will radically change your recruiting outcome. Without being intentional about this, your recruiting efforts can become confusing, overwhelming and frustrating. By applying a specific way of tracking your...


EP 115: The Recruiting Funnel - Day 2: Become a Bigger Blip on the Radar

Getting on a coach's radar is just the first step. Becoming one of his or her bigger prospects means you have to become a bigger blip on the radar. In Day 2 for this Recruiting Funnel series, Jon Fugler explains how one athlete became a bigger blip and then a scholarship athlete. From there Jon shares the specifics of how this will work for you. He camps on this point: Stand out in the crowd. Jon closes with a golden nugget that will help you keep your recruiting process fresh as you move...


EP 114: The Recruiting Funnel - Day 1: From Prospect to Scholarship

Getting yourself into the Recruiting Funnel is a non-negotiable when it comes to getting a scholarship. In this opening day of a 7-day series, Jon Fugler shows you how you can get into funnel and how other athletes have done it. Over the next week, Jon will take you through the entire funnel in this special podcast series: "The Recruiting Funnel: From Prospect to Scholarship." Master the funnel and you've mastered recruiting. Let's see what it takes and go for it. Be sure to check out the...


EP 113: The Distinctives of a Recruited Athlete

NOTE: Please forward this episode to a friend. Scholarships don't just happen. Neither does recruiting. Only certain kinds of athletes reach their scholarship goal, and one of them can certainly be you. Last episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler tackled the biggest recruiting issue. This episode, he goes deeper by presenting three distinctives of recruited athletes. His thoughts might surprise you at first, but when you hear what he says, but soon this will make sense. As usual, this is...


Ep 112: Answering Recruiting's Biggest Question

How can I get exposure? That's the #1 challenge high school athletes face. In this episode, Jon Fugler provides keys to solving that problem. This is is the beginning of a series that gives you a game plan to become a recruited athlete. Getting exposure happens for talented athletes who do certain things on and off the field. Learn the first key in this episode with actions you can take right away. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Free Recruiting Power Pack The Athletic...


Ep 111: How to Compare Schools and Programs the Right Way

You have to make a decision and often it’s tough. Especially when it comes to choosing the right school. When you have a few schools in the mix you’ve got to have a way to compare. Jon Fugler shares a tool that will give you objectivity in the process. Stack one program against another and see which ones float to the top. Don’t let your emotions determine one of the biggest choices of your life. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Free Recruiting Power Pack download The...


Ep 110: When You Think It's Too Late to Get Recruited

Fear strikes the heart of a scholarship-seeking family when they panic with this statement: "It's too late!" You might be there now. If not, you'll likely be there at some point. In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler helps you overcome this thought. He'll encourage you and give you steps you can take to fight this "too late" fear. It's crunch time and Jon explains what to do. He lays the foundation for success and concludes with the 66-day challenge. It could be exactly what you...


EP 109: What's the Solution When College Coaches Don't Seem to Notice You?

(Note: This episode was recorded just hours before Jon evacuated North Carolina, with Hurricane Florence on the way). It's frustrating when talented athletes put out their best efforts to get recruited and can't get on coaches' radars. That's the problem facing one family that asked a good question in our One Question Series. Recruiting expert Jon Fugler goes into detail to provide the answer that might help you if you're seeking the attention of coaches and it's just not happening. There...


EP 108: Digging Into the Finances of College -- Even for Scholarship Athletes

Receiving an athletic scholarship doesn't mean all your expenses are paid for. The real cost of college for scholarship athletes may be a shocker for some families. In this episode, Jon Fugler interviews Jim Cook, a former high school coach, a dad of talented athletes and a man who has helped sports families work through the financial issues of college. In this candid interview, Jim opens up about personal experiences with families he has counseled and passes along good advice to...


EP 107: We're Talkin' Video

We received a great question from a listener in our "One Question Series." It's about video and what content to include so the coach will watch the whole thing. Recruiting expert Jon Fugler answers the question and gives details on an athlete's video. He'll explain what to include, what order and especially what a college coach is looking for. Find out, also, how you can have a free copy of Jon's audio book. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Free 30-day trial with Audible....


EP 106: Why You Should Never Accept a Verbal Offer

It's one of the most dangerous things an athlete can do and it could kill your scholarship chances. Many athletes today are accepting verbal offers, even as early as 8th grade. This week's question is from a parent whose son has received a verbal offer, and she has some good questions about that offer. Recruiting expert Jon Fugler tells a heartbreaking story and then explains clearly why her son or any athlete should never accept a verbal offer. There are several reasons, and Jon covers...


EP 105: Does Playing on Competitive Teams Really Increase Scholarship Chances?

Almost every talented high school athlete has a choice to make at least once. And this choice is a family decision: Which competitive team should I play for? The question comes up when you're sought after by more than one club or competitive team coach. And that leads a family to wonder if playing on the better team --or even a competitive or club team -- increases scholarship chances. On this week's episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler answers a father's question about his daughter's...


EP 104: How Do I Know When Coaches are Really Interested in Me?

This week's question comes from Kayleigh, an athlete who expresses what other athletes are thinking, "How can I know when a coach is really interested in me?" Recruiting shouldn't be a guessing game, but it often is. The key is getting clarity all the way through the process with as many coaches as possible. That's the way it should be in a perfect world, but the reality is that it is not. In this episode, recruiting expert Jon Fugler takes this question apart and delivers and answer that...


EP 103: A Question About Recruiting Trips

One of the biggest thrills in recruiting is to experience an official visit. There's something about knowing that your athlete is valuable enough for a school to spend money on him or her. Any visit, official or unofficial, is the best way to get to know a school, program and coach as you narrow down your choices. There's no substitute for a face-to-face encounter. The question in our One Question Series is all about recruiting trips. Beth's daughter is a talented athlete and is starting...


EP 102: How Do I Get My High School Coach to Help Me Out?

Parents and athletes often ask how they can get recruiting help from the athlete's high school coach? Certainly, the coach can put in a good word with a number of college coaches. However, more often than not, the high school coach falls far short of the family's expectations. In most cases, the coach isn't much help, which is disappointing. In this episode of the "One Question" series, recruiting expert Jon Fugler tackles this big question. He helps you make sense of the situation and...