As I have posted in the past, we have had a positive experience with a Recruiting Service who has extensive coaching relationships and watches each one of his clients play prior to taking them on as clients. He has watched my son play over a dozen times and has done a great job of representing my son to multiple college coaches. I agree that travel coaches are a great resource and are instrumental in the recruiting process. My son's travel team was a well-respected, nationally ranked program but the coach did not have extensive relationships outside of our area so that is one of the reasons we paid for the extra help. Also, his coach did an outstanding job when coaches reached out to him but he didn't reach out to any coaches on my son's behalf. Not all recruiting services are the same... nor are all travel coaches in my experience.