I am going to give a "Local Area" (about 5-6 high school) free seminar on recruiting and the things players/parents should do, I did this 3 years back and have wanted to do it again. I cover alot of topics but was wondering if anyone wanted to give any info that THEY feel is important to cover, to make sure i am not missing anything. To add to for those that will make other comments, I have been on this site long enough and have done a ton of research (on this site and others), i have talked to local and college coaches and received info from them and have been through the recruiting process enough times to know there is no one way it is done, which is also the reason i am asking this question just to make sure that i have most bases covered. Thanks for any input you would like to offer.
My topics will include in no particular order
what to do from 8th grade year till senior year-how to contact coaches
When and how to make a video
Showcase ball vs/and/or Camps
How do you know if you are a college player- if you can play what is a typical player of ###Level look like and abilities of players at this ### Level (the generalization)
Odds of making it to college ball/pro ball- reality of it all
Rules of recruiting
Terminologies of recruiting
Scholarships-who can and can't offer, what a typical offer is
Difference between general letters and actual college interest
Non athletic scholarship opportunities
FAFSA- (WHAT I CAN)
NCAA clearinghouse-when and how
And of course best website for resources www.hsbaseballweb.com
(If im missing something please add)-elaborate best you can.
OR if you want to elaborate on something i have just to make sure i cover something in that topic would also be helpful. THANKS IN ADVANCE...