For those who are in the Draft mode, a couple of things we picked up, and FWIW:
- Build that email list of all the scouts you've met, as well as your advisers. If you meet someone new, add them to the list.
- Use that email list to continually and simultaneously update everyone on private or team workouts, weather updates, etc. You want to be sure that everyone who receives the emails knows that the other clubs are receiving the emails (see #6 below as to why).
- Don't defer to the HS coach to communicate game status: he'll sometimes not be able to get that info out. You do it. If you do it, you can be sure everyone gets the same info at the same time.
- If you can, publish a schedule of workouts (solo and with the team) online. Google Sheets is probably the easiest method, as you can give the schedule's URL to your email list. Of course, keep it up to date.
- If your son is a position player, try to conduct private BP sessions during last class period. Here's why: far more often than not, scouts have downtime between lunch and HS practices and games. A series of frequent private BP out on the field witnessed solely by the scouts will prove to be beneficial.
- Communicate with all the clubs, and don't freeze anyone out. Why? Create competition! It's one of the few variables you control.
- Try to centralize all communications with Mom or Dad. Son and Coach may not be able to respond via text during school hours, but Mom and/or Dad can.