My name is Laurie Richter, and I am the parent of a college basketball player who went through the recruiting process a few years ago.
My first book was Put Me In, Coach: A Parent's Guide to Winning the Game of College Recruiting. It can be found at http://www.collegesportsrecruitingbook.com. I wrote both books to help others avoid the recruiting mistakes so many people we knew made.
I have 24 years of market research experience which I put to good use to write both books, and degrees in psychology and educational psychology. I interviewed dozens of college coaches. My hope is that my books help increase the odds of finding the right college situation.
Only a handful of high school athletes will play their sport competitively in college and even fewer will get scholarships. If you are the parent of an athlete who is better than most in high school, but college coaches aren’t lining up at your door, you will find PUT ME IN, COACH indispensable. You'll encounter 20 true stories from the recruiting trail, and advice from 40 college coaches.
Each year, countless high school athletes compete for limited college roster spots. Don't let your lack of experience with the recruiting process result in a disappointing outcome. Get the inside scoop on a few things about recruiting that your competition doesn't know in this easy-to-read booklet full of 115 ideas to help you succeed. Ideal for athletes, parents, and coaches.