My kid must have filled out some kind of online questionnaire and now I am getting text messages that say:
"Hi. I just tried calling you to learn more about (name) as a potential college athlete. Please call me back at ***-***-**** - Richard, NSCA"
As it is the exact same text message every time, it is obviously auto-generated. What does a company like this do, exactly, in regards to the services they provide? How much does it cost? My kid is NOT going to get an athletic scholarship. He's an above-average small-school athlete but nothing spectacular. Are companies like NCSA just a scam or do they offer any worthwhile benefits?
I do not believe that crossfit/MMA groups are making people douchebags, but I do know that douchebags are almost universally attracted to the crossfit/MMA scene, it's like catnip for them...
Post by fkaboneyard on Jan 31, 2019 13:10:04 GMT -6
They claim to help expose your child to coaches at smaller schools and to get them scholarships. NSCA will hire any Tom, Dick, or Harry off the streets. These guys have no experience in coaching, talent evaluation and few (if any) relationships with coaches. There are some smaller, boutique places that actually do a good job of it but they are few. There's a guy out in southern California that helped a friend of my son. I think he's a one man operation, though, so I don't think he works in volume the way outfits like NSCA do. If you want his info I can ask my son to get it from his friend.
Post by Chris Clement on Feb 1, 2019 12:57:36 GMT -6
If he gets the free profile (assuming it hasn’t changed) it’s basically an easy way to make a “profile page” with all his key info. Don’t spend money on it. He can include the link to his page when he emails coaches and it’s easier for them to find the phone numbers and film and whatnot. Don’t spend money on it. They claim to do all kinds of hinges for you if you pay but it’s not worth it. Don’t spend money on it. If they still offer for free what they used to that can be useful but only as a way to organize information to do your own self-promotion. Don’t spend money on it.