Camps, Combines & Showcases

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Criticisms for Early Recruiting Missing the Mark

There are over 270 comments and climbing on a recent New York Times article chronicling the increased number of early commits made by college recruits. People are upset at the idea that families and recruits are being asked (some say forced) into deciding on a sport and college in the 8th and 9th grade. The […]

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How to Avoid Wasting Money on Camps

I received an e-mail from a parent asking several great questions about choosing camps for their athlete to attend. I wanted to share the questions and my answers as  blog because in my experience, many families struggle with the same problems. How do you handle the overflow of invitations to camps? Which ones should you […]

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Can You Handle What Happens at Elite Camps and Combines?

You know the expression, “Be careful what you wish for”? It applies to the elite athlete Spring/Summer camps and showcases held every year. These camps are often hyper-focused on one thing – finding the best talent and having them compete against one another.  Although some of these camps are invite only, many are open to […]

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College Soccer Showcases: Where to Find Them and Why They Are Beneficial to Your Recruitment

Soccer Showcases are intended to help boost a player’s recruitment. Showcases give recruits time to play and be evaluated by college coaches. Keep in mind that earning a spot on a college team takes a lot of work; attending one showcase will not be your golden ticket to landing on a college team, but it […]

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Las Vegas Recruiting Showcase: What Athletes Can Learn

Las Vegas Recruiting Showcase: What Athletes Can Learn

If you want to get recruited by college coaches, attending summer camps and showcases is a must. We’ve talked about it before, but taking the right steps before you attend camps and showcases can make all the difference between getting a scholarship and not getting a scholarship. Collin Host, a senior set to graduate in […]

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Steve Spurrier Shows How to Take the Right Approach to Recruiting Camps

Spurrier said they had over 400 kids come to a one-day camp at SC today from places as far as FL and NJ. — Kristi Dosh (@SportsBizMiss) July 17, 2012 2012 marks Steve Spurrier’s 20th appearance at SEC Media Day. Spurrier’s first appearance came in 1985, almost a full decade before the birth of most […]

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Evaluating which camps are right for you

A Quick Guide to Evaluating Sports Camps

One of the most common questions we get here is, “How do I figure out which camps I should go to?” There is no quick answer to this question because it really depends on what kind of camp someone is looking for. Here, we give you some instructions on how to select the best camp […]

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Choosing A College

Choosing A Division Level and Other Reader Questions

We got another great reader e-mail the other day, and we thought we would share some of the questions and answers that came about from the e-mail. Don’t forget that we are available by phone, e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter for you to ask us any college recruiting questions you may have. We Have Been Invited to […]

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Brad Wing

Football Camps: If You Want to Play in College You Have to Go!

I just finished reading an excellent article by Andy Staples about the two players from Australia playing in the upcoming national championship game on January 9 (Brad Wing and Jesse Williams). As college football coaches look for the edge in recruiting, they are beginning to recruit more and more from outside of the US. Did […]

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