My son turned ten just the other day
He said, “Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw,” I said, “Not today
I got a lot to do,” he said, “That’s ok”
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, “I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m gonna be like him”
For many families the College Recruitment Process is a lot Harry Chapin’s song, “Cats in the Cradle.” Whether it is time or just placing total faith in his high school and summer coach most never realize the key to getting a college scholarship is being good until it is too late. We put it off until his junior year only to find out we wasted his freshman and sophomore year playing the game instead of working on what it takes to be good.
“It’s the coaches fault,” yeah that’s the ticket. Finding fault or even transferring blame has zero value when it comes to finding a place for your son to play college baseball. If we do nothing, WE…., let me rephrase that, Our Son finds out what he should have been working on through rejection. Sadly, rejection can evolve into desperation [e.g., “I’ll do anything, I’ll sign anywhere].
So as the season comes to a close, and it appears everyone has signed except your son, The lawn chair convention whispers take over, growing louder and louder.
Everyone has cracked the code but you. What have you missed?
A dad leans over in a bit of gloating manner to offer his help, after all his son has committed so therefore he’s an expert. “I want to say one word to you. Just one word.”
Desperately we lean on every word…Just like the scene in, “The Graduate.”
Are you listening?
Yes, I am
Okay he didn’t say showcases in the movie, but I want you to know – Showcases are NOT the Way
Do not let desperate times waste your money. Remember YOU know your SON better than anyone.
If you NEED HELP, just ask?
- Keep your Composure and I suggest you Contact Most Valuable Player immediately if your son is a Senior.
- If your son is a Freshman, Sophomore, or a Junior, then I recommend Most Valuable Player’s College Recruitment in a Box.
Both provide you and your son a step-by-step direction group of videos to cover everything associated with the College Recruitment Process [e.g., Explaining the process, Organizing Your Son, Helping Make the Video, to Contacting Colleges].
Now before you go….if I may…Ahem, Ahem…
My parents used to tell me I sang like I had a throat of gold…
Okay, they really said, “I sang like I had metal in my throat,” so I’ll just write it.
“And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me”
Together, lets teach your son to take a Proactive Approach to everything, including the College Recruitment Process.
Truly a great song by Harry Chapin;
Pick it up here.
Until next blog,