BEFORE YOU SAY YES, ARE YOU SURE IT’S THE RIGHT FIT?

This article is written by Jon Helsabeck. Jon is currently the General Manager of the Beach Collegiate Summer League in Myrtle Beach, SC and is the head coach of the Murrels Inlet Tide in that league. He is also an instructor at the Southeast Stars Baseball Academy in South Carolina. Jon was formerly the recruiting coordinator…

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KEY FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A COLLEGE

Going through the recruiting process can be one of the most stressful times of your athletic career. There are so many decisions to make, so many different items to do and think about, many different people trying to influence you, and most importantly, you’ll be deciding what and where you’ll be spending the next 4…

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3 WAYS TO SPOT PASSION ON THE FIELD

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]Whenever a player goes out onto the field, he cannot always control whether he gets a hit, makes an error, or gives up a home run. A big part of baseball is failure! There are, however, many things each player can control,…

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THE DO’S AND DON’T OF EMAILING COLLEGE COACHES

Are you having trouble getting responses to your emails? Is the only response you receive seem to be inviting you to the school’s camp? Getting coaches to read your email is not hard; the email just needs to be written correctly! Let’s first go over a list of “Do’s” when writing an email to a…

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TAKE ACTION: DON’T RELY ON OTHERS TO GET YOU RECRUITED

If you really want to get me stirred up, tell me how your “coach doesn’t do anything to get you recruited.” Let me explain this VERY clearly: It is NOT your coaches responsibility to find you a college or get you recruited! It is your responsibility and your responsibility alone. Can you have assistance along…

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You are responsible for getting yourself recruited

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no shortcut or easy solution to get yourself recruited. Many services and travel organization sell players on the fact that if they buy into their program they will get the player a scholarship. Unfortunately, that is just not true. I think everyone should…

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College coaches don’t recruit you based on…

Here is a pretty standard (and sad) conversation I have with players and/or their families: “I don’t understand why I’m not getting scholarship offers. I hit .470 last year during my high school season.” Or another: “I can’t believe no one is recruiting me. I am the best pitcher on my team. I don’t throw…

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Are you good enough?

Over the next few posts, I am going to break down the recruiting process as simply as I can. Step 1 of the recruiting process is figuring out how good you are and at what level your CURRENT skills can play. In today’s video, I discuss how to figure out where your skills stand. In…

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Recruiting and Social Media: What you MUST know

According to research, just under 2 BILLION people around the world are on social media. That is almost 1/4th of the planet’s population. Everyone is posting what they are doing, pictures they take and WHATEVER else comes to their mind. This is great to keep in touch with friends and family. However, this can lead…

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Avoid this Common Recruiting Mistake Almost ALL Players Make

I have to admit, a lot of things that happen during the recruiting process (from all sides) bother me. None, however, bothers me as much as my biggest pet peeve: Not returning all communication from college coaches In today’s video, I discuss why it is so important to return all communication, whether you are interested…

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