Your recruiting cannot begin until you've earned the trust of a college coach, and, it cannot end until the coach has earned your trust!
I spoke last summer at a Siena College Baseball camp with over 50 player-families in attendance. I asked the boys how many colleges had they visited. In total of all the boys, with over 30 of them entering their senior year, they had visited less than 20 colleges. I then asked them how many coaches had they met while on a college visit. Their collective response was less than ten.
During my son's recruiting days, Jeff visited over 20 colleges and he met over 15 coaches. Jeff received 6-8 offers. He chose Sacred Heart University where he enjoyed a great college experience. Oh, the $120,000 scholarship was quite helpful to me, needless-to-say!
Here's the simple point, you will not earn the trust of a college coach without meeting them on their campus and in their office. They cannot earn your trust without engaging in several conversations with your family.
I am certain that most of the 30 seniors at the Siena Baseball camp will see their competitive baseball career come to an end in high school this year.
That's not the story of the athletes with whom we work!
You can be better. You can know better. You can expect better outcomes for working within our guidelines and principles for getting on the right colleges, meeting the right people, and asking the right questions.