7 Deadly Sins of College Recruiting

1 – Nobody is searching for you…

….but they all want to find you!

Before I explain this common sin, allow me to first clarify the difference between a “recruiting service” and a “recruiting platform”.

Recruiting Service – This is where you pay an experienced, well connected, person to help promote you as a player to colleges.

Recruiting Platform – This is where you host your information about yourself i.e. videos, bio, desired college types, etc.

A “recruiting service” is an “active” recruiting method because the service is reaching out to the coaches where they think you have the best chance of being a “fit” for the college program.

The “recruiting service” will still use a “recruiting platform” of some type but they will actively promote you, so the coaches go directly to your page and review your videos / bio.

The major sin people commit is to believe the myth that posting their info on a paid platform will attract coaches searching through thousands of profiles in the hopes of finding the proverbial “needle in the haystack”.

That will happen at the same rate you win the Power Ball lottery.

Here are the simple facts:

~ You need a recruiting platform.

~ You need to actively promote your profile to the college coaches, or they will never find you!

Whether you do it, or you hire a recruiting service to do it, there is always a need for active promotion of your profile.

SocrPro provides FREE Forever “Player Pages” where you can host all your highlight videos, bio info, stats, desired college types and more.

There is no need to pay for this type of service no matter how many coaches the platform claims to have in their database.

You MUST proactively pursue the coaches at the colleges where you want to play soccer!

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In the battle between time and money…you need to choose one or the other.

In the battle between time and money…you need to choose one or the other.

But what if you could have both?

More time and more money… sounds too good to be true!

I realize it’s hard to believe but every once in a while the opportunity comes along to save time and save money.

The real question is if you’re willing to look at something new instead of remaining with something you’ve grown comfortable using.

If you’re willing to pull back the covers and reveal the truth, you’ll quickly discover that while you’ve grown comfortable, they’ve grown wealthy… with your money.

There’s a better way.

It’s not “bleeding edge” either.

Millions of e-commerce stores are using the same basic technology, and have been for 15+ years.

What are you waiting for?

You have nothing to lose by looking but you’re guaranteed to lose if you continue over paying for old technology.

Get your FREE Forever account of SocrPro today.

Control the ball and you control the game…

…control the money and you control the club!

Who’s really in control of your club?

~ Do you control the credit card transactions fees?

~ Do you control the credit card processing percentage?

~ Do you control the time it takes to set up registration products?

~ Do you control the ability to make pricing changes “on the fly”?

~ Do you control when your customer’s payments are deposited in your club’s checking account?

These are just as few of the items you do NOT control when using systems like SportsEngine or Demosphere to run your soccer club’s business operations.

I’ll bet you can think of a few more!

Wouldn’t it be better if you actually controlled all of those things?

To be able to control your credit card fees, create custom registration products, schedules, and more, with “point-and-click” simplicity.

And do it all without needing to call anyone …or the delays they add to the process.

Now you’re playing the modern game.

Nothing bleeding edge or risky.

Just modern software using standard technology used by tens of thousands of others already.

When you’re ready to take control, give SocrPro.com a try.

Sign up today with a “FREE forever” account.

No credit cards needed, no contracts, no hidden fees.

Just like Gmail… join and use it instantly.

Try it today – I guarantee you’ll never go back to the “old school” way of hidden costs and frustrating delays.

Part 2 fixing bad Apps

In part 1, I explained why you should delete your bad app from the store…but then what do you do?

You’re going to need a replacement.

This is where bad things tend to repeat themselves for a couple reasons:

 1. Good app developers have too much business to handle.

 2. Bad app developers are available but only because they’re bad.

There’s far more to consider but let’s assume you’re working with a good app developer.

When you hire a developer, team of developers or a development company, the 1st thing you need to do is set a date for the 1st upload to the App Store.

This 1st upload needs to be really fast with extremely limited functionality.

For reference, if the 1st upload is going to take longer than 2-weeks… you’ve waited too long.

If you’re viewing everything from a desktop “simulator”, you’re going to be surprised, in a bad way, when you finally do your 1st upload to the Apple store.

Uploading the app to Apple is the #1 thing you need to focus on, especially when hiring an “app company”.

App companies are the worst because they’ll take on far more business than they can handle, everything will be delivered late, and every app is going to have problems.

It’s the nature of the beast.

Forcing an upload lowers the waterline, exposes the “rocks” (truth) and exposes what you really have versus what they claim they’ve done.

To make your app development better – upload early, upload often!

Or you can do it the way the app companies prefer – wait, trust, get angry and listen to apologizes and requests for more money.

If you need help with your mobile app – Call 847 380 7307 or DM me and I’ll be happy to help any of my connections.

Soccer seasons are coming to a close…

Scheduling needs are dropping, billing needs are spiking.

Most soccer club are still overpaying for your billing software.

Facts…

If your small club could save $3,290 annually…

~ mid-sized club over $14,788

~ large clubs an astonishing $53,976… or more!

Would you be able to provide more scholarships, hire an additional coach or attend more tournaments?

Many of you would think this level of savings is unbelievable so I’m going to make it even harder to believe.

This level of savings is easily attained AFTER you add the cost of SocrPro into the equation.

In other words:

Billing savings – SocrPro cost = Total Savings

Or, to keep it simple, take the savings and then just consider SocrPro to be free!

I know some of you are still doubting this is possible.

But only because you’ve been over paying for so long, that you’re not even aware of the magnitude of the problem.

So don’t take my word for it, watch this video to see the proof.

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The numbers are simple and don’t lie.

Watch this video now, your soccer club will love you when you save them this level of money.

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Fixing Confidence – Part 2

Fixing confidence is obviously “mental”…

…but usually not “mental” in the way most people define “confidence”.

Confidence comes from good performance and the lack of confidence often stems from poor skills leading to poor game performance.

Sometimes a player has great technical skills but still lacks confidence in a game setting.

The usual culprit is a simple lack of understanding of strategy and positioning.

We call this “soccer IQ”.

This lack of “soccer IQ” destroys their confidence even when their physical skills are high.

These players need help with the mental side of the game to improve confidence.

Helping these players is a matter of coaching them with game video.

Not some generic game video, but game video where they are in the game.

They need to see a birds eye view of themself to understand what they are doing wrong and how to fix their personal problems.

~ Passing back into pressure?

~ Not recognizing space?

~ Dribbling too much?

~ Not dribbling enough?

~ Playing too straight?

There are basic things that youth players can improve to make it much easier to play the ball successfully.

SocrPro allows a player / parent / coach to upload a game video and distribute this video to any number of people, anywhere in the world.

This allows you to do the coaching for them, or to hire the task out to any coach anywhere in the world.

This coaching feedback increases soccer IQ that leads to better play.

Better play leads to more confidence.

More confidence leads to even better play.

If you want to see your favorite player(s) improve their game confidence, call me and I’ll show you how we can help you today.