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College Recruiting Weekly Podcast
51 minutes | 17 days ago
Coach Gabe Bolton on Building a Successful Program Your Own Way
Frank Sinatra sang it loudly: "I did it my way!" And just like Frank, there are college coaches out there who get creative, buck the trends, and build their programs using their instincts and experience as a guide. Coach Gabe Bolton is one of those coaches. He is the longtime women's soccer head coach at California State University, Stanislaus, a successful Division II program in central California. Over the years, he's used some unorthodox methods to build a winner, and create a life for himself and his family that might just be the envy of a lot of coaches who listen to this episode. He'll share what he's done, how he's done it, and offer ideas that you can use to build your own program. You can email Coach Bolton at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. And, you can contact Dan Tudor at email@example.com. Thanks for listening, Coach! Make sure you tell others in your department to subscribe to the College Recruiting Weekly podcast!
41 minutes | a month ago
Episode 109: John Brubaker On How College Coaches Can Go Beyond Stadium Status
Coach, how do you take your college program - and your coaching career - "beyond stadium status"? And, what does that even mean? Former college coach and current author, speaker and consultant talks about his latest book, "Beyond Stadium Status", and the lessons it has for coaches who want to creatively and consistently build their program and their career into something worth remembering. Coach Bru takes lessons from the world of business, music and more to get college recruiters to think differently about how they're creating something unique. His book is a great addition for your coaching library, and can be ordered at https://beyondstadiumstatus.com. For other resources for college recruiting and building your program on campus, visit www.dantudor.com or email the host, Dan Tudor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening and subscribing to the College Recruiting Weekly Podcast!
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 108: Are College Athletic Departments Ready for NIL?
In this episode, we talk with journalist Andy Wittry, creator of the popular Out of Bounds online column focusing on issues surrounding college athletics, about the upcoming Name/Image/Likeness (NIL) initiative that will allow student-athletes to profit commercially during their time as a college athlete. The question we ask Wittry, who has done extensive research on the topic and how different athletic departments are preparing to handle it, to try and answer the question, "are college athletic departments ready for NIL?" We focus on an investigative article by Wittry which explored that question. His findings, and our podcast discussion, can help athletic departments and coaches learn from some early mistakes colleges have made to ensure they move forward as strongly and confidently as possible. To read his article which this podcast episode is based on, click the link below: https://andywittry.substack.com/p/heres-what-team-social-media-policies To get on his mailing list, and read his ongoing looks into college athletics, go here: https://andywittry.substack.com/about Make sure to subscribe to the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, and leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate you listening - tell other coaches in your department to subscribe, too!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 107: What Should Coaches Do When They Get Too Many Responses?
Talk about a good problem to have! On today's episode of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, Dan Tudor talks with a coach who has implemented what she has learned by reading and listening to the resources provided by Tudor Collegiate Strategies. The result? She has too many responses, and not enough time to handle all of them. What should she do? How does she make sure she doesn't overlook great prospects? And, how can she create an efficient system for handling it all? Those are the questions we answer for her (and you) in today's podcast episode. To ask follow-up questions, email Dan Tudor at email@example.com. Visit the dantudor.com website, too - there are lots of free resources we give coaches there! Thanks to our show sponsor, Legend Rings, for their support. Make sure to visit www.LegendRings.com to see how you and your program could give amazing looking high qualify award rings to your team for their accomplishments. Make sure to mention the podcast to get your free gift as a coach.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 106: Effective Messaging - How to Make Recruiting Letters Work
In part two of this two part series on effective messaging, Dan Tudor continues his "Driving with Dan" conversation - building on the previous episode's focus on the right way to email with recruits - by talking about letters: How to use them, what should be said in them, and why they're more effective than ever. Questions? Email Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org. And visit our sponsor, LegendRings.com! They offer amazing deals for college coaches and athletic departments around the country.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 105: Effective Messaging - How to Make Recruiting Emails Work
Buckle up, Coach: It's a return edition of "Driving with Dan"! On his way to work at a college campus with a group of clients, recruiting expert Dan Tudor talks about what the latest research shows when it comes to what prospects want in the recruiting emails you send them, and how to make the language you use more effective and engaging. It's part one of a two part series on better messaging we're putting together for you in an effort to make sure every coach who listens to the College Recruiting Weekly podcast is on target with how they communicate with recruits. Questions? Email Dan directly at email@example.com. Thanks for listening! Make sure to tell the other coaches in your athletic department about the show!
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 104: Coach Justin Wickard on Recruiting This Generation of Student-Athlete
We've got a little insider info for you on today's episode. Coach Justin Wickard is a former Division I track and field coach, with successful stops at Louisiana Tech, Texas Christian University and the Air Force Academy. He's recruited at a high level, and knows what you go through. Recently, he made the switch and left college athletics for a chance to form his own training company that works with younger athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who have the goal of someday competing at the college level. We became aware of Coach Wickard when he posted this insightful video on Twitter, with lots of observations about prospects and the recruiting process: https://twitter.com/tier1athlete/status/1329975668516466691?s=21 We had him on the show to get more of his observations about this generation of college prospect, and what he advises college coaches to do now as a part of successful recruiting. Follow Coach Wickard at @Tier1athlete on Twitter. For more information about Tudor Collegiate Strategies, and our work with college coaching staffs and athletic departments, follow Dan Tudor on Twitter @dantudor, visit dantudor.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening to the College Recruiting Weekly Podcast!
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 103: What to Change for Your 2021 Recruiting Plan
Coach, Happy New Year! What needs to change in your recruiting plan as we get into 2021? That was the subject of a recent webinar we did for about 300 coaches from around the country, and because they said it made a huge impact in the way that they'll approach this current recruiting class, we wanted to share it with our College Recruiting Weekly podcast listeners. It features six major areas of focus for coaches, as well as two big things to rethink as we head into another challenging year of communicating and recruiting with another class of prospects. To contact Dan, email him at email@example.com. And, visit the website for links and information on many of the things that we mentioned in this episode. Thank you for listening, Coach!
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 102: Jeremy Tiers & Will Patch on the Class of 2021 College Search Process Study
Do you know how the Class of 2021 - and many future classes you're recruiting - will be making their final decision? On today's episode, we're joined by Jeremy Tiers, Director of Admissions Services for Tudor Collegiate Strategies, and Will Patch, Enrollment Marketing Expert from Niche.com. The two organizations teamed up on a groundbreaking study into how the class of 2021 is going through their decision making process in the middle of the pandemic. The findings are fascinating, and the discussion on this episode will help any college recruiter - in athletics or admissions - be better at what they do. To view the full survey report, click here: https://www.niche.com/about/enrollment-insights/unprecedented-college-search-the-class-of-2021-fall-survey/ To find out more about Tudor Collegiate Strategies and our work with admissions departments around the country, lead by Jeremy Tiers, click here: https://admissions.dantudor.com/who-we-are/ Follow Will Patch on Twitter at @will_patch, and follow Jeremy Tiers on Twitter @CoachTiers. To contact Dan Tudor, follow him on Twitter at @dantudor or email him, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening! Make sure you subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform, and tell your fellow coaches on campus (as well as your school's admissions staff!) about the podcast.
44 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 101: The Successful Evolution of a Program's Recruiting Approach
In our 101st episode of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, you'll listen to a great example of what happens when a coaching staff, lead by a motivated assistant, revamps their recruiting approach from start to finish. We'll talk live with her about how she identified the needed changes, how she utilized several internal and external resources to make changes, and how the evolution of their approach changed the outcome of their recruiting results. For more information on how Tudor Collegiate Strategies can help alter your recruiting results, or to ask questions, email us at email@example.com. Thanks for listening, Coach!
45 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 100: Should Coaches Adjust Timelines & Deadlines During the Pandemic?
It's episode number ONE HUNDRED! Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast for the past many years...we appreciate it. On today's show, we talk to a coach who is wondering if she should alter her recruiting timeline and deadline with recruits, given all of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, recruiting dead periods, and other hurdles that coaches and prospects are dealing with. Dan Tudor reviews the facts, asks follow-up questions, and then teaches this coach - and our listeners - how to maneuver through a challenging time period in college athletics. Questions? Complaints? Just want to rant? Email the host at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening, Coach!
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 99: Body Language Expert Mark Bowden on Reading Your Prospect’s Recruiting Cues
In our Season 5 premier, Dan Tudor welcomes author and international body language expert Mark Bowden to the show. He uses the principles from his new best selling book, "Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking" to teach college coaches how to analyze what their recruits are really thinking, and how to make sure their own body language as college coaches are communicating what they want it to. We simulcasted this show on video, as well as audio. To watch that video and see the author's visual demonstration of some of his body language examples, go here: https://dantudor.com/body-language-expert-mark-bowden-on-reading-your-prospects-recruiting-cues/ To order his new book, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-Lies-People-Really-Thinking/dp/1443456586/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=truth+and+lies&qid=1601350605&sr=8-1 Thanks for listening to the show! Make sure you subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher or iHeartRadio to listen to all of the upcoming episodes of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast.
49 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 98: How Coaches in New Programs Can Rise to the Challenge
In this episode, Dan Tudor talks with a new Division I head coach taking over the program in the middle of the Coronavirus crisis - which means: No scouting, no in-person contact, limits to being on campus, and other challenges. As if the normal, everyday hurdles of being a new head coach weren't enough! What are the keys that mark successful transitions, and how can new head and assistant coaches still make their mark, recruit great prospects, and build-up their new program in the face of all of these hurdles? Listen to the Season 4 finale of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast to find out! Questions? Email the host, Dan Tudor, at email@example.com. Thanks for listening! Make sure to subscribe to the podcast, tell your fellow coaches about us, share it on social media, and leave a review.
48 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 97: What Coaches Can Teach Their Team by Reading "The Bus Trip"
On this episode of the show, Dan Tudor welcomes former college coach, consultant and author Jamy Bechler, author of the new book, "The Bus Trip". It's a lesson on how a struggling team learned to turn around their season, come together as a team, and develop leaders. This is an EXCELLENT book for coaches to read through with their team, as you'll hear on this episode. Follow Coach Bechler on Twitter at @CoachBechler Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Listen to his Success Is A Choice podcast here: https://jamybechler.com/podcast/ To purchase his latest book, "The Bus Trip" for you and your team, go here: https://jamybechler.com/thebustrip/ His other books and more information are available here: https://www.amazon.com/Jamy-Bechler/e/B07464KZ6L?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1595270052&sr=8-1
31 minutes | a year ago
Episode 96: Agent Brian Stanchak on Managing Your College Coaching Career During a Crisis
On today's episode, we're joined by agent and advisor to college coaches, Brian Stanchak. He joins us to talk about how college coaches can successfully manage their coaching career in the middle of a crisis. It's common sense, action-oriented advice that is needed and timely. Brian runs the BDS Agency, a firm that specializes in advising college coaches, helping them market themselves, preparing them for job interviews, and representing them during contract negotiations. He is a former Division I basketball coach, and is one of the speakers at the 2020 National Collegiate Recruiting Conference. Contact Brian at email@example.com, visit his website at www.thebdsagency.com, and follow him on Twitter at @bdstan.
52 minutes | a year ago
Episode 95: Making the Economic Case for Greater Investment in College Athletics
On today's episode, we sit down and have a fascinating talk with AJ Maestas, founder and CEO of Navigate Research. His firm is one of the most respected voices in college athletics when it comes to the study of economics of spending money on building a department's teams, and the corresponding return on investment for the college. Given the rash of colleges who have dropped programs in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and resulting economic downturn, Maestas' insights are especially relevant for coaches and athletic directors who are trying to figure out how to grow their department - or, just survive. To find out more about AJ Maestas and his firm, visit www.NavigateResearch.com. Click here to listen to AJ Maestas talk about college athletics and the COVID-19 crisis on the Pac-12 Hotline podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aj-maestas-on-the-covid-19-crisis-in-college-sports/id1154176789?i=1000472323186 To hear AJ speak about the analytics behind successful recruiting approaches in college athletics, click here: https://player.fm/series/pac-12-hotline-1261061/the-analytics-behind-recruiting-with-aj-maestas And finally, a great article featuring quotes from AJ on how college athletics could change and adapt if sports programs continue to suffer cuts: https://www.startribune.com/if-colleges-cut-sports-programs-could-new-models-emerge/569778302/ Questions for Dan Tudor, or looking for information on how Tudor Collegiate Strategies works with college programs around the country to help them recruit more effectively? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening! Make sure you subscribe, and leave a positive review if you enjoyed the episode.
57 minutes | a year ago
Episode 94: Two Coaches Ask How to Design an Effective Recruiting Message
On this episode of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, two coaches call in and talk to Dan Tudor about their questions surrounding designing an effective recruiting message. Elizabeth and Brian, coaches from two separate programs, had both been a part of one of Tudor Collegiate Strategies' free recruiting webinars focused on that topic, and they were looking to put the ideas to work for their respective teams. Dan answers their questions live, and helps them formulate a strategy that will work. Questions? Email Dan at email@example.com, and follow us on Twitter at @dantudor For information on how we work with hundreds of programs around the country, and how we can help you too, visit our website: https://dantudor.com/total-recruiting-solution/
118 minutes | a year ago
Episode 93: A Comprehensive Look at the Name, Image & Likeness Debate
No bigger issue in college sports is causing more of a debate than the Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) issue. All sides, both for and against the idea of letting college student-athletes earning money from outside marketing opportunities, have an opinion as it heads towards a final decision sometime in 2021 by the NCAA. In preparation for this major focus, we wanted to talk to some of the individuals involved in the debate so that college coaches can understand all sides of the issue. Our guest list for this episode includes: Mike DeCourcy from The Sporting News. Follow him on Twitter at @tsnmike Andy Schwarz, an economist specializing in antitrust & damages & sport economics. He is also one of the co-founders of a competing organization to the NCAA, the Professional Collegiate League (www.ThePCLeague.com). Follow Andy on Twitter at @andyhre Congressman Mark Walker (R) from North Carolina, one of the leading voices in national government for the idea of a free-market approach to letting student-athletes market themselves and earn an income while in college. Follow Congressman Walker at @Walker4NC Scott Bernstein is an attorney with the law firm of KaiserDillon, and has been involved in numerous legal cases surrounding college student-athletes, athletic departments, and the NCAA. He authored a widely-read article warning of possible pitfalls for student-athletes with the proposed framework of the NIL issue. Read it here: https://www.kaiserdillon.com/ncaa-finally-moves-on-compensation-but-pitfalls-for-student-athletes-abound/ And, author, consultant and longtime college athletic director Tim Selgo. Follow him on Twitter at @timselgo. Order his two books, Anchor Up and Make One Play, at your favorite bookseller. Thanks for listening to this podcast episode! To contact Dan Tudor, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @dantudor.
51 minutes | a year ago
Episode 92: Advice for Coaches Juggling Two Top Recruits Down the Stretch
How should a college coach juggle two top recruits when they need one of them to commit? That happens nearly every year to every single college coach as they're recruiting a class. So what do you do? That's the issue that this D1 coach, who leads a Top 20 program in her sport, brought to us. I'm glad she agreed to share her question with everyone, because it's providing us with a great opportunity to share the path forward with all of you. Take a listen...I think you'll find it instructive! Follow all our great content, news and strategies on our popular Twitter feed at @dantudor, and visit dantudor.com for all of our resources we provide to coaches. Thanks for listening! If you can, mention the podcast to other coaches in your department so they can listen, too. Questions or other needs? Let's talk. Email me at email@example.com
32 minutes | a year ago
Episode 91: Tamy Matheny on Creating Confident Athletes During a Crisis
Your student-athletes need to be built into confident, mentally healthy young people - during regular times, or times of crisis. In this episode of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, Dan Tudor talks one-on-one with Tami Matheny, founder of Refuse 2 Lose Coaching. Coach Matheny believes that while it’s important to work on the physical and technical aspects of sport, the mental side is just as important...mental skills are often the differentiating factor for the most successful athletes. Tami understands that talent cannot always overcome a lack of confidence or mental toughness, but a high level of confidence and mental toughness can often overcome a lack of talent. She enjoys interacting and working hands on with coaches, athletes, and teams to make a difference. So what should coaches be doing during a crisis like COVID-19, and after? Listen and find out. To access Tami's fantastic resources, go to http://r2lc.com/ To read her book, "The Confident Athlete", order it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1640851704/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=r2lc-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=4fec934dc4ca46a9c545977ca472c870&creativeASIN=1640851704 Follow Coach Matheny on Twitter: @R2LCoaching To email Tami: firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to reach Dan Tudor, email him at email@example.com or through Twitter at @dantudor Thanks for listening to the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, Coach!
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