What is an evaluation period? - APRIL 15th through May 31st "During an evaluation period a college coach may watch college-bound student-athletes compete, visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents. However, a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college’s campus during an evaluation period." -ncaa.org
Create separation daily by outworking your competition and letting your actions speak louder than your words.
What is a contact period? NOV 26th until DEC 16th and JAN 12th until FEB 3rd "During a contact period a college coach may have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, watch student-athletes compete and visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents." -Ncaa.org
Compile ALL of your highlights for your end of season film and re-introduce yourself to the collegiate staffs once again to show where you improved your game.
Send new updates to college staffs with ACT/SAT scores and current NCAA CORE CLASSES GPA!
Follow up respectfully with collegiate coaches to figure out if you are a scholarship athlete at their institution and/or a desired preferred walk-on.
Have an idea of your top schools and begin to schedule visits. Taking an unofficial never hurts and could wind up turning into an official visit if the staff takes a liking to you and your family.
Junior Days and other events where they invite prospects are also used as a way to weed out those who are truly excited about that program and the players who just wanna "Be Recruited".
What is a dead period? "During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period." -NCAA.org
You can still get mail from coaches during a dead period, which is why you should not take this mail lightly, as the recruiting rules are very strict during this period.
Work your tail off in all aspects of your education and football career. Keep learning and evolving because the competition surely is!
Talk with guidance counselors to see if you can find anyway to raise your GPA, through credit recovery courses that are offered in some states.
Any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college is an official visit. Visits paid for by college-bound student-athletes or their parents are unofficial visits.
During an official visit the college can pay for transportation to and from the college for the prospect, lodging and three meals per day for both the prospect and the parent or guardian, as well as reasonable entertainment expenses including three tickets to a home sports event.
The only expenses a college-bound student-athlete may receive from a college during an unofficial visit are three tickets to a home sports event.
When on a visit, be respectful to EVERYONE at the university, as you never know who is who. (Same rule applies to life in general)
Ask intuitive questions about the education aspect of the university and life on campus, while trying to leave football aside.
Stay attentive and when your out and about without coaches around, DO NOT GET IN ANY TROUBLE! There could be situations set up for you to fail, if you make the wrong choice, you will get your offer revoked and/or never get offered by that program.
NCAA Football Eligibility
Things needed to play College Football
What you need to complete before being offered a athletic scholarship. 1. NCAA Clearinghouse (Obtain ID #) 2. FAFSA Report - so a College knows how much you cost 3. Application through Admissions - if a school tells you to apply, APPLY! They like players who can get in school first and then can offer football money! So apply, apply and apply some more! (Some school's will waive app fee, if asked) 4. Take the ACT/SAT!
How do I make a profile? Fill out our "Create Your Scouting Profile" form on either the front page or on the "Create a Profile/Pipeline Program" page (link on the main menu above).
Is Scout Trout a Scouting/Recruiting Agency? No, we are a coaching/training service that not only promotes our athletes online but personally helps builds them into next level ball players. Rather than simply throwing a profile on web page that is often hidden from any college that doesn't pay for a membership, we work to promote each prospect DIRECTLY to the 5000+ contacts from over 600 different college programs. Scouting services like NCSA are contracted with the NCAA and College programs have to CHOOSE to pay them for their services. From constant research I have discovered that not many schools are using this method of scouting these days. My database gets so many views from College Coaches because it is free and is also delivered to every coaches email inbox.
What EXACTLY makes Scout Trout different from any recruiting service/agency? The Scout Trout Pipeline Program approaches every aspect of the college recruiting process including, but not limited to: Scouting reports Mini-camps Film editing and assistance Advanced recruiting strategies Media exposure Combine training and testing Position specific and individual technique honing throughout Academic assistance Sports psychology And most importantly creating scholarship opportunities for each individual athlete through our many features that have taken many to another level on the gridiron.
What if I am academically ineligible? This is a common issue, many elite high school athletes face. Luckily, we have many connections at Junior Colleges (Juco's) and prep schools where D1-level prospects can go to become eligible. Our class of 2017 prospect Tres Barboza was a top Texas lineman who was ineligible his senior year. After getting a scholarship through our Pipeline Program, Tres spent his freshman season at Tyler Junior College dominating at an exceptional level. Before even finishing the season, Tres was receiving multitudes of D1 offers and by the end of 2017, he signed with UTEP and will be playing at the San Antonio D1 school this Fall.
Why are your Scouting Reports different? From watching my father David Trout's USFL Stars tapes with the Legendary Coach Mora, I was learning about the game of Football from a extremely young age. Also, learning from the old Pittsburgh Steelers team he played for and how they operated as a unit, was very beneficial in my understanding of this beloved game. I incorporated my now 20 years of playing this game (10 Professionally) and playing various positions at a high level, besides just kicking. Examining great athlete after great athlete, I discovered many common factors that I use to evaluate up and coming talent. When you add my stellar background as a writer, you will find my scouting reports exhibit excellency in translating a athletes skill set. This report gets posted under profile and sent off to over 600 schools that offer scholarships, this is step one and most of the time all the athlete needs to obtain a scholarship.
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Why should I attend a Scout Trout Mini Camp? Our Mini-Camps have helped athletes show off their complete individual skill sets and are designed for the individual athlete to succeed. For QB's that are stuck in a Wing - T offense that can throw, these camps have produced scholarships with my College Style passing concepts I will drill you in. I also demonstrate advanced combine techniques at every camp to easily shave off .2-.3 tenths of a second off times, simply through my masterful coaching. We then break into diverse position drills that make our athletes perform with their minds and bodies, while explaining our college concepts for team drills. Our team process involves 1 on 1's, 2 on 2' and 7 on 7, while our Hogs are working on protections and blocking schemes. We incorporate a Skills Challenge and Hog Challenge period, that are filmed, along with everything else and made into a personal highlight tape. This information is then added to your profile and also shipped off in a scouting report fashion to our database of College Football programs.
What makes Scout Trout the largest College Football Recruiting Network in the world? Our media network has become quite insane when it comes to being seen INSTANTLY! Our Facebook group page is open to the public and contains most of the big time College Football programs staffs. Our instagram is also very popular and my GOAT MIXTAPE series, which is wonderfully mastered by the Overtime mobile app. We recently made our Scouting Database even easier for coaches to access, by creating the Scout Trout mobile app. We had a amazing Australian Quarterback in Lachlan Poor, who recently just signed a scholarship to play at St.Francis in Indiana. We have athletes now in over 35 states and had an athlete in Samoa! We are growing at a rapid pace and our College Coaches network was build over years of actually living the process you will enter if you join our program. I am not saying we ourselves lived the process perfectly, but through our own mistakes we have created a vision that is second to none.
How old do I have to be to sign up? We encourage any incoming High School Freshmen, to anyone who has not exhausted their college eligibility to sign up. Your eligibility clock starts at age 19 and you receive 5 years to play 4. There are also many eligibility rules which can be found at the NCAA eligibility center. We guide each athlete through the proper requirements to be eligible to receive a scholarship to play NCAA sports.