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Episode # 18 – Can An App Find My Athlete A Scholarship?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s topics: Andrew’s journey as a professional athlete and all about his amazing Apps.   I’m joined by Andrew Fair. He is a professional basketball player, creator of YouthKinect and HoopKinect Apps, Author and an all-around awesome guy!   Andrew’s journey to becoming a professional athlete after suffering an injury.   How traveling for his career broadened his horizons and taught him about hard work.   How Andrew started his YouthKinect App and how the App helps high schoolers find scholarships for college.   HoopKinect App’s development and how it helps athletes find agents and teams.   Links & References:   You can connect with Andrew: www.thehoopkinect.com, YouthKinect in App Store When a Son Knows His Mother’s Heart   My name is Andrew Fair, 2012 Business Management graduate from the University of St. Francis, founder of YouthKinect, and current professional basketball player.…

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Episode #11 – Products We Love! Lion Latch: The Safest Way to Store Jewelry On-The-Go

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today we are featuring a Product We Love: The Lion Latch!   To tell us about the Lion Latch, I’m chatting with creator, teacher and mom, Lerin Lockwood.   What makes the Lion Latch a unique product perfect for sports moms and athletes?   How Lerin created the Lion Latch and what she went through to get it to market.   Where you can get your own Lion Latch!   How Lerin runs her business while taking care of her family and working in her full time job.   Links & References:   You can connect with Lerin: https://lionlatch.com/   Lerin Lockwood is a high school art teacher and multi-sport coach. She uses her hands A LOT. Because she’s so active, she has several occasions each day where she has to take off her jewelry including her wedding rings. She needed a…

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Episode #10 – Is My Athlete Good Enough to Play in College?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: What is required for a child to get an athletic scholarship (the basics)?   To help answer the questions, I’m joined by Bryan Drotar, of the Recruiting Code. We discuss what colleges are looking for in athletes for scholarships and how the recruiting process works.   The different attributes college coaches look for in student athletes.   How social media accounts can affect a coach’s perspective on a potential student athlete.   How to judge if your child is good enough to play sports in college and the other qualities that are important beyond just talent.   When to start marketing yourself to coaches and programs for recruitment and how to get yourself in front of coaches.   Links & References:   You can connect with Bryan: https://therecruitingcode.com/   Bryan has coached at all levels..high school, club, and college soccer…

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Your Athlete Wants to Play in College, But What if You Can’t Afford Club Sports?

Twenty years ago, coaching for the first time, I first understood the painful economic side of the club teams. One of the best coaches in our club was also a father of four.   One of his own children was able to play on his team without paying the coaching fee but he could not afford to have his other three children play. He was a man who loved the game of soccer and loved it for his family as well. But three of his children played on the recreational level due to economics.   Over the years I have been on every side of this issue. I have coached at two high schools, 3 clubs (two as the director of coaching) and at three colleges. The club versus high school debate has been going on as long as I have been coaching.   What if You Can’t Afford To…

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