Is the school running it or some outside group? Is it expensive for the amount of time involved?
If it's not run by the school and it's expensive for a short period of time, it's a money maker. I'm seeing these more, too. They tell the kids they've got all these coaches coming in from these small schools, they charge a lot of money for what amounts to a few hours of "recruiting" workouts. The guy running it and the coaches who are attending get paid. Everytime you turn around, somebody is coming up with another way to get money off of kids and parents who think it's their ticket to a scholarship.
Post by Coach Vint on Jan 11, 2020 14:56:20 GMT -6
We have a $50 to $60 limit for our guys for camps. We are a high poverty school, and finances are tough for our kids.
Satellite camps are good to be seen by a lot of schools. But going to a one school camp is very good if you are being recruited by s specific school. Understand that even college camps are a moneymaker. They invite everyone. Even guys they aren't interested in. If you are a 5-5 WR that runs. 5.3 40, Texas and OU don't really want you at the camp as prospect. They want you to make a donation.
If you are going to a camp, have your guys reach out to the coaches who will be there. Introduce yourself when you get there. Talk to the coach after the camp. Follow up. Many camps will have 300 to 500 guys. At Ohio State, Texas, and other Top 15 programs you will have 1,000 kids. The guys who they really want to evaluate will get the attention.
If a camp is run by an outside group don't spend much money. Most showcase camps are a waste of money. Colleges cannot attend those camps. However, there are a few here in Texas that are run by good guys and they are attended by Rivals and 247. That can get you exposure if you put up great numbers. Just be careful who you give your money to.