Jan 17 2018

Angelo Zorn Feature Athlete Interview – Committed to Occidental College

Angelo Zorn

We would like to congratulate Angelo Zorn on his commitment to Occidental College! Here are Angelo’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Tiger!

1. Share your recruiting story and status 

I was recruited by some Division 3 liberal arts schools which I had mutual interest with. I visited these schools the summer after my junior year of high school and chose to apply early to a small school in PA. The school was on the east coast, it was a small liberal arts school, and I was told I would be a contributor on a winning team right away — three things I highly desired in my school, so it seemed like a good fit. Unfortunately, I did not get admitted to the school ED and had to search some more. Application deadlines for the regular decision were approaching so I put together applications to other schools I had been talking to, in hopes of getting in on my own. After gaining acceptance to Occidental College I spoke with the Head Coach Luke Wetmore and he said that from what he’d seen I would have a good shot of making the team for the next spring.  I had sent him my SportsForce video.  Oxy was high on my list of remaining schools and I decided to enroll. I made the team in the fall and look forward to a successful spring.

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

I am going to Occidental College because it is a small liberal arts school with intense academics mixed with a winning baseball program and excellent coaching staff. It offers a good balance of sports with school which will help me grow into the person I want to be.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

SportsForce helped set up a webpage with all my information and accomplishments as well as a video which I could send to coaches at schools I was interested in. The skills video that SportsForce put together showcased the right skills of mine which were attractive to coaches. Another great thing that SportForce helped set up for me was a personal recruiting e-mail that I used to communicate with coaches and SportsForce even helped introduce me to college coaches that were effective in gaining interest.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

I would advise future players to reach out to the coaches at schools they are most interested in early in high school and tell them that you have interest in their school and inform them about events that you will be at to show your skills. The most important thing is to work as hard as you can at your game and stay focused on always getting better because that is what coaches are looking for.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

I’m very excited for my future at Oxy. I want to make my teammates better and contribute to the team’s success. This season is going to be an everyday grind with a lot of baseball and still reaching high academic success. I plan to study Math and Economics and gain some work experience to prepare for my life after baseball as well.

6. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

I would recommend SportsForce to other student-athletes because their advisors are helpful and knowledgeable about the new ways that recruiting works. They understand and teach you the best ways to be recruited by the schools that you want to go to most. Take advantage of their expertise as much as you can because SportForce is there for you!

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.


Dec 15 2017

Phillipe Roy Feature Athlete Interview – Committed to VCU

Phillipe Roy Baseball

We would like to congratulate Phillipe Roy on his commitment to VCU! Here are Phillipe’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Ram!

1. Share your recruiting story and status 

It all went from slow and talking to some schools and then I played in some big tournaments which helped generate some interest and calls from a lot of schools. I was then invited to a few camps. One of the schools I went to was VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University), after my visit and camp, I fell in love with the school and felt it was the best spot for me.

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

I’m going to VCU because I love the coaching staff and the way they play the game. I also loved the campus and the environment around the campus. The facilities are top grade and the coaching staff was really proactive in talking to me all the time. I think I’ll be able to play when I get there, which was very important to me.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

They helped by assisting me in contacting colleges and sending my video to different colleges which generated interest from them. They also helped me with phone calls and preparing for campus visits. They gave me advice on what to ask college coaches and also helped with my final decision-making process.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

Go to some showcases and start being seen by colleges, while also sending out videos to them. Try not to rush your commitment, take the time to make sure the college is the right fit for you.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

I’m really excited about going to VCU and learning there and trying to win a lot of games with them.

6. How much money do you estimate your family saving in college expenses over the entirety of your college career? (Includes, Athletic scholarships, Academic scholarships, & financial aid)

About $48,000 to $52,000.

7. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

Yes, I would because they helped so much with just talking to coaches and contacting them and kind of giving you guidelines on what to say and do when talking to coaches. They also provided guidance in sending out videos to different colleges and when/how to call them. SportsForce was helpful in gauging the college coaches’ interest and what steps to take in order to get more interest.

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.


Dec 05 2017

Calvin Koo Feature Athlete Interview – Committed to Claremont McKenna

Calvin Koo

We would like to congratulate Calvin Koo on his commitment to Claremont McKenna! Here are Calvin’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Stag!

1. Share your recruiting story and status 

The recruiting process for me really started during the fall of my junior year when I participated in my first official showcase. This was where I met Ryan and SportsForce. Ryan and the awesome SportsForce team helped me get myself on the recruiting map by starting off with an intro recruiting email to send out to my list of colleges and a recruiting video. They also helped me make this list of schools and it was only after I met Ryan that I really understood what school was the best fit for me both athletically and academically. I started to receive feedback from schools and I felt well prepared going into my important junior year summer. While I had contact with many schools, Claremont McKenna reached out very early in the process as Coach Walkenbach first saw me at a GBG Scout Day in the first month of summer. I attended a Headfirst Camp, Stanford Camp, Arizona JO’s, and two specific college camps on the East Coast during the summer. Ryan and SportsForce helped me along the whole journey. After Stanford Camp ended in July, Coach Walkenbach at CMC gave me my first offer during this time. I officially committed in September of my senior year.

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

I am committed to attend Claremont McKenna College and I chose this institution because of the balance between strong academics and competitive baseball. I love the atmosphere and the people at Claremont and I highly respect Coach Walkenbach and his vision for the program.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

SportsForce helped in the process by helping formulate my list of schools, sending out emails, and creating videos to send to college coaches. SportsForce really helped me just concentrate on just playing baseball and not have to worry too much about the more intricate details of the recruiting process.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

The most important advice of the recruiting process would be to truly find the best fit for you as a student-athlete. Before getting help, I didn’t really understand what school was the best fit for me and I fell into the trap of only looking at prestige or renown. Once I really understood what type of school was personally the best fit for me, I was able to commit to what I was doing instead of having to hop around from showcase to showcase. In addition, this clarity helped put me at peace as to whether I was rejected or offered by any of the colleges on my list. There were no “what-ifs” or regrets when I made my final decision. Furthermore, coaches want players who are genuinely interested in attending their school because this passion is what wins championships. If you are aiming for a school you truly want, this genuine interest will naturally be evident and it will not only be better for appeal but your own commitment to the process as well.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

I am extremely excited to attend CMC and am blessed to be able to look forward to my future.

6. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

I would recommend SportsForce to other athletes because of the time and energy that you save by focusing on a more efficient approach to recruiting. SportsForce helps you not waste time on pointless showcases or unhelpful emails and really targets on important tasks such as making a recruiting video and attending beneficial showcases. Ryan is not just an extremely helpful recruiting counselor, but also a person, friend, mentor, and coach. He really helped me along the process in various ways, not just recruiting but as a coach and helped me develop as a player and person. I would like to truly thank him for his help.

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.


Dec 05 2017

Wyatt Tucker Feature Athlete Interview – Committed to UC Davis

Wyatt Tucker

We would like to congratulate Wyatt Tucker on his commitment to UC Davis! Here are Wyatt’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck Aggies!

1. Share your recruiting story and status 

I began the recruiting process during the fall of my senior year and received attention from many schools from all divisions. Ultimately I decided to attend the College of San Mateo for my first 2 years.  Now I am transferring to UC Davis!

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

I recently signed to play at UC Davis. I chose them because of the college town feel and great academics. Playing in a competitive D1 conference like the Big West has always been a dream of mine, so UC Davis is the perfect fit for me.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

SportsForce helped me initiate and maintain contact with college coaches. They taught me how to effectively communicate via email and phone, along with helping me know what questions to ask. The knowledge I gained from everyone at SportsForce made the stressful recruiting process much simpler. SportsForce staff was always available to guide me through conversations with coaches which was especially helpful when I was asked questions I did not particularly know how to answer.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

My advice to other players and parents is to initiate contact with coaches as soon as possible and to be persistent. Often a single email is not enough and must be followed by additional emails or phone calls. It is easy to be discouraged if a coach is not interested, but can also be a valuable learning experience when looked at from the right perspective.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

I am very excited about UC Davis. I am counting down the days until I arrive on campus and meet my new teammates!

6. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

I would definitely recommend SportsForce to all student-athletes looking to play at the next level. The knowledge and expertise SportsForce provides are unparalleled. Without the help of SportsForce, the recruiting process would have been much more difficult. I am very grateful for all the help I received from SportsForce!

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.


Nov 28 2017

CJ Whelan Feature Athlete Interview – Committed to Tulane University

CJ Whelan

We would like to congratulate CJ Whelan on his commitment to Tulane University! Here are CJ’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Tulane!

1. Share your recruiting story and status 

I signed an NLI to attend Tulane University on 11/15/17 as a second year Junior College player. Signed on with SportsForce during the first year of Junior College. Had D1 interest out of high school but an injury derailed those opportunities. My time in JC gave the opportunity to get stronger, receive great coaching at San Joaquin Delta College and my college opportunities were bigger and better as a result. SportsForce helped get my name out to various schools, organized my marketing material, and helped orchestrate the initial contact to the school that turned out to be the perfect fit. Ultimately I had to choose between numerous D1 offers up to a D1 full ride scholarship.

SportsForce was very helpful through the entire process which became very busy with daily calls/texts from coaches and was always available to talk and give advice. Having SportsForce on my team along with supportive JC coaches that colleges would call was a one/two punch.

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

Tulane University. Coaches, team, and school were a perfect match.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

Andrew (our personal recruiting advisor) initially spoke with the Tulane coaches about me (was his idea), their team needed pitching and had scholarship money available. Andrew was available to consult through the entire process and was very helpful.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

First of all, work on your skills to be able to contribute at the next level and get great coaching along the way, which will make you more marketable. Be realistic about college choices and be open to suggestions.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

Extremely excited. Look forward to the challenges ahead.

6. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

Absolutely! I felt they were a big asset to let schools like Tulane know about me. It is difficult to go to school, play sports and also let schools/coaches know are available. SportsForce made a big difference and I would use their services again.

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.


Nov 14 2017

Charles Beilenson Feature Athlete Interview – Committed to Brown University

Charles Beilenson

We would like to congratulate Charles Beilenson on his commitment to Brown University! Here are Charles’ recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Brown Bear!

1. Share your recruiting story and status 

The process for me was long and stressful.  It required a lot of work but in the end was totally worthwhile.  Talking to all the coaches required a new skill that I learned and developed throughout the whole process and became something that will be very helpful in the future.  I committed on October 27 and I officially signed on November 13.

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

I am going to Brown University in Providence, RI.  I chose the school because of the strong academics and the D1 sports.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

SportsForce helped a ton in the process from helping me talk to coaches to teaching me how to stay organized with all the information I got.  They kept me on task and told me everything I needed to do in order to get through the recruiting process.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

The biggest advice I could give another player is to start early and get your name out there.  Once your name is out there, it will spread around among different colleges and you will start getting contacted by schools you haven’t even talked to before.  Also being genuine with all the coaches you talk to will help.  Being honest and upfront with them in what they are looking for especially because they are looking for a person who they think will fit well personality wise with their team.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

I am very excited to continue my sport in college.  It has been a game that I have loved playing my whole life and getting the chance to continue playing is the best thing I could have ever asked for.

6. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

I would 100% recommend SportsForce to other athletes because they made everything so much easier for me and for all the other reasons I listed above.

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.


Nov 14 2017

How to find the best Recruiting Websites for Baseball

For many parents, finding the best-recruiting websites for baseball helps to maximize the chances of their child getting an athletic scholarship. However, the challenge is separating all the many recruiting sites and selecting the one that provides the best opportunity for your child.

The value of recruiting sites is that they offer professional guidance in a field which few parents have any personal experience. Basically, recruiting websites are professional organizations that offer their unique skills, experience, and knowledge to help students stand the best chance of getting a scholarship. While many parents may have the time to do the work, they do not have the knowledge necessary to take advantage of the opportunities that are present.

How to Choose the Right Recruiting Site for Baseball?

The first step is separating the contenders from the pretenders in terms of their recruitment services. This means only looking at the recruitment sites that offer the right services for their clients.

Experience: This means more than just the number of years the professionals hired by the company have in helping kids in getting athletic scholarships, but in their success rate as well. While many companies can provide expert advice, it is their percentage of success that really matters. Their experience should be backed by customer testimonials and other means of knowing who does the best work.

Networking: The main application for the services provided by a recruiting site is reaching the right people at colleges and universities with the videos and letters needed to get their attention. Networking is the most vital recruiting service offered since it gets the right people interested in your child’s potential for their team. Too many parents often go to the wrong schools and wind up wasting time where they could’ve been working towards the right ones.

Guidance: Too many recruiting sites fall short when it comes to providing all the information that parents need. This means that they should be guiding both the parents and student in maximizing their chances at getting an athletic scholarship and letting them know about other opportunities such as tuition discounts or other forms of scholarships that can really help.

Of the many recruiting sites on the web, there is one that does have the experience, guidance, and contacts necessary to provide your child the best chance of success, SportsForce.

Why SportsForce Stands Out from the Competition

Of the best-recruiting websites for baseball, SportsForce is the one that is head and shoulders above all others. There are good reasons why, the most important of which is the experience and networking connections, which separates them from everyone else. With over 1,000 successful placements, hiring Sports Force means that your child will have the best chance of getting a baseball scholarship using our resources and guidance.

Get a free evaluation from SportsForce today so that your child can get properly evaluated and put on the right path towards success. While no company can promise an athletic scholarship, your child’s chances improve markedly when you have the knowledge, experience, and resources of SportsForce behind them all the way.

 


Nov 06 2017

What Are College Athletic Recruiting Sites And Are They Worth The Investment?

If you are the parent of a student who is entering high school and they have shown some athletic prowess on the field, you may be wondering if they have enough talent and skills to earn an athletic scholarship. Unfortunately, most parents do not have the time, knowledge, or networking skills to maximize the chances of landing a scholarship for their child, so this is where college athletic recruiting sites come into play.

Recruiting sites for college athletics are independent organizations that specialize in helping parents provide their kids the best shot at landing an athletic scholarship. While they operate outside the college system, they do have contacts at virtually all the higher education institutes which means that they have connections that most parents lack.

Evaluation

The first step when contacting a recruiting site will be the evaluation of the student to help define their potential. Here is where the professionals with many years of experience can properly evaluate the athlete to see if they where they stand the best chances for a scholarship. This may mean going to a Division I, II, or III school depending on the potential that they demonstrate. Once the evaluation process is over, a plan of action can be created to get them on the right track.

Guidance

Talent is not enough to get an athletic scholarship as other skills need to be developed as well. This is where additional practice sessions, off-season leagues, tournaments, and camps come into play to help develop their skills. An additional benefit is that many camps, tournaments, and even off-season leagues are attended by college and university coaches looking to recruit talent for their teams.

Networking

While attending tournaments and camps is good, getting a highlight video to the right people is even better. This means creating and sending a short, highlight video along with possibly a full-game recording to the right coaching staffs so they can see the student’s abilities in action. Proper networking is not only knowing where to send material but what type of material that works best. Short highlight videos that are posted on YouTube are perfect for college coaches to get an initial look while longer recordings of full games can be evaluated if there is real interest.

Trust SportsForce

When it comes to discovering the best of the college athletic recruiting sites, SportsForce has earned its reputation. For years, SportsForce has helped parents provide the best chance for their kids to earn an athletic scholarship in all the major fields. With over 1,000 successful placements our professionals have the knowledge and experience to understand what it takes to get your child ready for college athletics, and the networking skills to ensure that they have the best chance to get an athletic scholarship.

To start the process of evaluation, guidance, and networking to help your child get an athletic scholarship or find means where their college tuition can be considerably reduced click HERE for a free evaluation.


Oct 30 2017

How to Get Recruited for Baseball – Learn From The Pros

For kids still in middle school or just entering high school who have a passion for playing baseball, there may be opportunities to get an athletic scholarship if you have the right potential. However, there are many things that can go wrong, which can create missed opportunities in landing an athletic scholarship. This is where professional recruiting sites can help, allowing kids with real potential to get recruited for baseball.

Why Choose a Professional Recruiting Site?

You may feel that professional recruiting sites are a waste of time and money when parents can do the work. However, it’s not just sending out videos or attending certain camps, there is a lot more to providing your child with the best chance to get an athletic scholarship for their baseball talent.

Experience: The people that run the best-recruiting sites have years of experience in evaluating talent and the potential of all athletes. This is vital because many parents make the mistake of aiming their efforts at colleges or universities that have little to no interest while missing opportunities that might get their child an athletic scholarship.

Networking: As in most professions, it’s not just what you know, but who you know that really counts. The best-recruiting sites have solid networking relationships with all colleges and universities so that they can place the right videos and information in the hands of the right people. Having an inside track makes all the difference for making the most of your child’s chances of getting an athletic scholarship.

Opportunities: Keep in mind that even the best efforts of the finest recruiting sites may not get your child an athletic scholarship in baseball. However, there are other opportunities to reduce college tuition that might be offered if you know where to look.

For example, while Division III schools do not offer scholarships, they do offer tuition breaks for many athletes that can really reduce the amount needed to be paid.

Plus, if your child is academically inclined, colleges and universities look favorably on those who might be able to earn a different kind of scholarship for their off-the-field efforts. There are many ways in which college tuition can be reduced and this is where recruiting websites can help. This is why so many parents choose Sports Force to assist their child in the recruiting process.

Why Sports Force?
For those with talent enough to receive an athletic scholarship, the best way to get recruited for baseball is to trust in a company with an outstanding reputation and track record. Utilizing its deep connections and networking ability in the college market, Sports Force has helped over 1,000 student-athletes get scholarships and can ensure that the right coaching staffs see your child’s talents.

Not only can SportsForce provide the right path towards obtaining an athletic scholarship, but we can also offer alternative means of reducing tuition costs, which helps a student-athlete in completing their education. Don’t wait, contact SportsForce today and find out how your child can maximize their opportunities for getting a baseball scholarship with a Free Evaluation.


Oct 23 2017

Are Sports Recruiting Websites Necessary… Or Just A Waste of Money?

It’s a question that many parents ask when they have a son or daughter who is excelling in a sport while in high school. If they can reach out to colleges and universities themselves, then what good are sports recruiting websites?

On the surface, it’s certainly a logical question. However, the process of getting an athletic scholarship is not an easy due to the fact that many students are competing for the same positions across the United States. There are good reasons to have a professional recruiting company by your side when going through this complex process.

Five Reasons Why Sports Recruiting Websites Work for You

It’s all about how to reach the right people the right way in order to maximize the chances of your son or daughter getting an athletic scholarship.

Evaluation: Your son or daughter will be fully evaluated so their talent can be properly assessed. This is arguably the most important step because it will determine what level of college schools they should be marketed to in order to maximize their chances of a scholarship.

Experience: The knowledge and experience that recruiting websites bring is invaluable when it comes to making the most out of your son or daughter’s abilities which can help get them a scholarship. This means knowing what tournaments to participate in, how to market their skills, and what schools to target for success.

Marketing: The good news is that there are several avenues to properly market the skills and abilities of students who are seeking athletic scholarships. From creating highlight videos and placing them on YouTube to attending special tournaments and sending direct messages through email or social networks, recruiting websites have managed to master the means of letting the right people know about your child.

Networking: All the marketing efforts in the world will not help unless you know how to reach the coaching staff. The best sports recruiting websites have the inside track to reach the right people so that your child will be seen. This insider approach does not guarantee success, but it does mean that students will be given the best chance at success.

Low Cost: When you consider how much money you save when your child gets an athletic scholarship, whether full or partial, the cost of having a professional team by your side is a mere fraction. Plus, the full services will only be used for those who show solid talent that coaches are seeking, so your time and money will not be wasted.

For parents, it’s all about finding the right recruiting websites that have the best professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled in getting results.

Is SportsForce The Right Fit For You?

At SportsForce, we don’t just take money from anyone like most other recruiting sites. Instead, we evaluate the realities of a student athlete and offer the best in evaluation, marketing, and networking services to those who are most likely to play at a college or university. Our professional staff has many years of experience evaluating talent, providing sound advice, guiding athletes to improve their abilities, and marketing their skills to the right higher institutions. As a result, we’ve helped over 1,000 students get recruited successfully into college.

If your child is entering high school, excels at a sport, and has dreams of going to a college or university, SportsForce offers the best path towards the goal of obtaining an athletic scholarship. For a free evaluation head over to http://www.sportsforceonline.com/

 


 
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