College Recruiting Course

Thank you to all our 2021 students! The next College Recruiting course will be in Spring 2022.

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Course Overview

Schedule

Instructors

Course Overview

Objective

Building upon our Film Evaluation Course, the College Recruiting Course is an 8-week learning program that provides insight into what it takes to identify, qualify, and recruit High School prospects for Colleges and Universities. The CFB landscape is ever-changing and there are more jobs available in college football than the NFL and CFL put together. Furthermore, the NFL sees college recruiting positions as a developmental space for their future scouts and have been heavily hiring those with that background. As such, we are here to provide insight into what it takes to help a recruiting operations department from identifying prospects, getting them through the NCAA Clearinghouse, how to help a coaching staff, and recruiting players while maintaining compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.

We will teach you how to think about the process and pipeline, not what to think, and will give you the tools necessary to hit the ground running in your career. We will not be teaching individual CFB program recruiting processes as they vary greatly and this would not be a productive use of your time. Instead, we are going to focus on presenting you with the vantage points of those engaged in the process, from coaching to personnel to Athletic Directors to compliance, so you have a well-rounded view of everyone involved.

8-week course

Live weekly webinars

Stay on top of current trends

Hear from guest speakers currently working in the industry

Be prepared for your next opportunity

CFB is its own job market and a focus of NFL hiring

Tuition: $300

Discounts apply for past Scouting Academy students and payment plans available! Learn more.

8-week course

Live weekly webinars

Stay on top of current trends

Hear from guest speakers currently working in the industry

Be prepared for your next opportunity

CFB is its own job market and a focus of NFL hiring

Tuition: $300

Discounts apply for past Scouting Academy students and payment plans available! Learn more.

Course Overview

Objective

Building upon our Film Evaluation Course, the College Recruiting Course is an 8-week learning program that provides insight into what it takes to identify, qualify, and recruit High School prospects for Colleges and Universities. The CFB landscape is ever-changing and there are more jobs available in college football than the NFL and CFL put together. Furthermore, the NFL sees college recruiting positions as a developmental space for their future scouts and have been heavily hiring those with that background. As such, we are here to provide insight into what it takes to help a recruiting operations department from identifying prospects, getting them through the NCAA Clearinghouse, how to help a coaching staff, and recruiting players while maintaining compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.

We will teach you how to think about the process and pipeline, not what to think, and will give you the tools necessary to hit the ground running in your career. We will not be teaching individual CFB program recruiting processes as they vary greatly and this would not be a productive use of your time. Instead, we are going to focus on presenting you with the vantage points of those engaged in the process, from coaching to personnel to Athletic Directors to compliance, so you have a well-rounded view of everyone involved.

Logistics

The College Recruiting course is built off live, online webinars that occur each week from April 6th, 2021 through May 25th, 2021. Each session allows for back and forth between the students and the instructors/guest speakers to maximize the learning experience. In addition to hearing from current and former CFB recruiting leaders and coaches

Prerequisites

The College Recruiting course is available to everyone with no prerequisites. Come spend 8 weeks with us to invest in your football future.

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Dan Hatman

Lead Instructor | Director of Scouting Development

A former college coach and NFL scout who is now dedicated to the professional development of the evaluation community. Blending best practices from the core of the evaluation process with techniques leveraged by the military, business, data science, exercise physiology, psychology, and other disciplines to reduce opportunities for human error. These processes have trained 34 NFL scouts to date.

Skills in this class:

Player Identification | Player Qualification | Player Evaluation | Player Recruitment | Time Management | Staying in Compliance | Mass Media and Graphic Design | Process Efficiency | Major College Recruiting | Mid-Major College Recruiting | Small College Recruiting

course schedule

Topic

Identification, Qualification, and Evaluation

Material Discussed

Player Personnel Philosophy, Duties and Responsibilities, Recruiting Calendars, Qualifying Rules, On and Off Campus Recruiting Rules, Home Visitation, International Recruiting, Walk on Programs

Speakers

John Peterson and Dan Hatman

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Mass Media and Graphic Design in the Recruiting Process

Material Discussed

How has the landscape changed with the widespread adoption of graphic design in recruiting? How can the personnel, coaching, and graphics staff aid each other?

Speakers

Robert Judin – Graphic Designer previously with Oregon State and University of Miami

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The role of internal compliance and impact on recruiting staff

Material Discussed

NCAA rules and regulations in the recruiting process. Tools/processes used by teams to stay compliant. How to avoid common pitfalls.

Speakers

Brent Blaylock – Associate AD for Compliance, University of Arizona

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Mid-major recruiting: How to stand out and maximize smaller budgets

Material Discussed

While still competing for a spot in the Bowl Championship Series, how do mid-major programs build competitive processes with smaller budgets and staff sizes?

Speakers

Ricky Ciccone – Director of Player Personnel/Recruiting Coordinator – University of Toledo

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Topic

The intricacies of major College Football recruiting

Material Discussed

Recruiting process from the personnel director’s point of view. How staff can assist/aid in those processes.

Speakers

Saeed Khalif – Director of Player Personnel, University of Wisconsin

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Topic

FCS and Division II Recruitment Processes

Material Discussed

Each level of football presents its own personality and challenges as it pertains to recruitment. What is life like at these levels?

Speakers

Colby Carthal – Head Football Coach Stephen F Austin State University

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Coordinating the football program’s recruiting program

Material Discussed

What does the coaching staff need from the personnel staff to maximize the ability to identify and recruiting the best prospects for the program?

Speakers

Scott Vestal – Linebackers Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Rice University

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Topic

The Head Coach: How to aid the final decision maker

Material Discussed

How each aspect of the program interacts, how to delegate/integrate, how staff can best make their lives easier. 

Speakers

Mike Riley – Former Head Coach, Nebraska and Oregon State

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Course Instructors

Jerry Angelo    Louis Riddick    Mike Martz    Howard Mudd    Chris Palmer    John Peterson    Mike Sullivan
Steve Fairchild    Ken Flajole    Steve Loney    Bobby April    Earnest Byner    George Catavolos    Jerald Ingram
Charlie Coiner    Matt Sheldon    Dan Hatman    Robert Judin    Wade Phillips    Tom Walsh    Ed Marynowitz
Mike Riley    Drew Hughes    Brent Blaylock    Ricky Ciccone    Scott Vestal    Bobby Merritt    Jeff Behrmann
Alex Brown    Phil Hedrick    Roger Marandino    Maria Peden    Saeed Khalif    Colby Carthal

Ready to signup?

Register for the next semester of our College Recruiting course.

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