Hey kids, its another beautiful Monday morning isn’t it? Spring is in the air, the birds are chirping and so are the broke ass coaches who cant afford, or are too damn lazy to actually go out and scout.
That’s right, you know who you are. All you Facebook stalkers who simply look up player stats on line and then go on Facebook to try to recruit based on a players stats and nothing more!
Watch out for these guys kids! These are the guys who will do and say anything to get you to their camp or on their team. Don’t fall for it.
See its real simple. If they actually spent the time and money to go and watch you play they could easily get your phone number and contact information from your current coach. All it takes is a phone call and your current coach will give up the information unless the guy who wants to recruit you is a total idiot.
Ask the important questions kids. If you get a message on Facebook, you have to ask;
When did you see me play? Where did you see me play? What did you like about that game?
Then do a little follow up. Look at that coaches schedule and see if he could have even been to the game. Yep, that’s right, half of these Facebook stalkers aren’t even smart enough to know its easy to figure out if they could have even seen the game in question simply by looking at their schedule!
Now I am not saying all Facebook inquiries are from these type of guys, but you can bet your ass most of them are. Seriously kids, do you really think a legitimate high end junior coach has to use Facebook to get in touch with players?
There are guys out there who recruit their entire team from Facebook though. Yep, every year, they get on line and go through rosters and hit the “friend” button. Send the email, and start the process. Yep, and its those same coaches who usually have shitty teams year after year.
Now I know there are gonna be a few pissed off coaches after this, but hey, how about doing it the right way? Yeah, you know the right way, kind of like you want the players to do things? You know, like pick up the phone, or actually have a scouting schedule and budget?
I mean really kids, do you really believe that a good coach will have no other way to get in contact with you other than through Facebook?
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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