Can't Afford a Recruiting Service

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    Can't Afford a Recruiting Service

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    You may do a wonderful thing for those players that can afford your services. However I believe that there are alot of other players that are just as good academically and athletically that deserve recognition that you may be taking away from. Your list is small so that tells me that there must be lots of parents that cannot afford your services. My son was recruited by your business and one of the tactics to get the money was for me to feel guilty as if I was not being a good mother because I could not afford your services. My son has a chance to get scholarship and play in college, I am hoping without your services, even though you could have made it alot easier.

    My point is please do not allow your recruiters to make the parent feel guilty when they are single parents doing their best to raise their children and they have great kids who are top in their class and in their sports. They deserve as much recognition as those that can afford your services. Remember your services make money or you wouldn't be in it so otherwise you would be dong this for free.

    Just a point I would like to make, there are great kids out there that need help also but do not have the money to get the boost that your company gives.
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    I never spoke with your son, because I was not even part of NSR when it happened. I do not take the approach you noted about making people feel guilty. NEVER. The tactics you describe are consistent with how a competitor of mine operates. He is a big time salesman, I am not.

    There are indeed a lot of other players that are just as good academically and athletically as my clients, who also deserve recognition. That is why when I meet with a family, I show the family what to do WITHOUT having to pay for my services. Those that choose to be clients do so because they do not have the time or desire to do it themselves. They also view it as an investment. If they give me $1500 and get a partial baseball scholarship of $1500 for their son, they have just quadrupled their investment, assuming that partial scholarship is renewed for 4 years.

    Out of the 25 kids who graduated in 2002, I helped 9 of them for nothing.

    The income I receive as a result of this business is 75% LESS than the job I resigned from. Obviously, I chose to do this for reasons other than money.

    If you are not satisfied with the opportunities your son has by March, 2003, please call me and I will TRY to help him for nothing as well. Keep in mind that any opportunities at that point will be more limited then than if YOU did something, even by YOURSELF, now.

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    Any and all comments from the crowd are welcome!!!

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    I applaud you for helping those who cannot afford your services. I have a friend whose son is in that boat.

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    They can call me now, and we can do what we can for a small fee. Or they can get busy themselves and try to let as many college coaches as possible know about him. Or they can wait until March, and I will share info on college coaches who are asking me for players. But he needs to be good. There are too many people who THINK their kids can play in college, especially at too high a level, when they really can't.

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    how do you know if your son is at the next level?

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    Ask his coaches...high school and club. They have likely coached kids before who have gone on to play in college. Hopefully, they will be honest with you.

    Macro, when you have a new question like this, please create a new topic so we can generate some comments, OK?

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    Re: My Response

    Originally posted by National Scouting Report
    I do not take the approach you noted about making people feel guilty. NEVER. The tactics you describe are consistent with how a competitor of mine operates. He is a big time salesman, I am not.
    Amen NSR.....

    I have met with NSR and have been to one of his presentations....NOT once did he EVER or has EVER tried to sale me or my family anything.....He just lets you know what he has to offer and if you decide to make the investment that is ok or if you decide not to make the investment that is ok to.

    Durning the meeting (with about 6 or 7 family's) NSR gave out some very good info about recruiting (FOR FREE!!!!).

    If he does not think a athlete is ready to sign-up (i.e. too young -- Freshmen, etc.) He is VERY,VERY reluctant to sign the kid, and he actually encourages the parent to wait until after the freshmen year......NSR is defentially not in this for the money......I don't know about some of his competitors, but I do know from first hand experience that NSR is very, trustworthly and honest.....If he does not think your kid is good enough athletically or acdemiacally he will NOT even sign the kid......

    Just my thoughts....


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    I have been to one of these presentations and can tell you that we received a lot of great information. He gave us a lot of tips to use without paying any type of fees. I would suggest to anyone that is hoping to be recruited to go to one of these meetings even if you can't afford to pay for the service, you will be glad you did.

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    I would like to be able to help some of the players at a local high school but I am not sure exactly what steps I need to take part in or how I can get their names out there.

    I am wanting just some general suggestions to help out some players that can play at the next level.

    Thanks in advance.

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    bigdaddy_bt-

    Here's an idea for you. Would it be possible to set up a college athletic recruiting seminar at one of the high schools in E-Town? As you have read earlier in this thread, I have done many of them before, plus I am doing one at a HS in Lexington on December 16 and another in Cincinnati. If you want, send me an email (tom.greco@fuse.net) and I can send you a rough agenda. There is no charge for the seminar. If we can't have it at a HS, we can probably have it at Pine Valley Country Club, if 10-15 families or less. Let me know.

    FYI...I am meeting 2 families from E-Town in Louisville tonight!

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    If you do on in E-town, could you please send me a PM, i would love to know when, i have a friend who really needs help

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