JOHN BRUBAKER –
This former college lacrosse coach and author of the new book “The Seeds of Success” will talk to recruiters about how to build a
successful approach to coaching, recruiting and life. Taken from his latest book, this session will feature three unique characters inspired by a true story: From the Colonel, you will learn how to “mine for diamonds in the rough” and align your staff’s core values with your profile of the ideal recruit, you’ll also discover the CEO’s “Fistful of Sales” or 5 fundamentals of selling, and from the minister you will learn the hidden value of info-tainment in your recruitment message.
DR. MIKE DAVENPORT – This current successful college rowing coach and creator of CoachingSportsToday.com will talk on “The Zen of Your Recruiting Experience”. The goal of this session? To create a coaching and recruiting career that is built for the long haul. “Recruiting college athletes can be a 24/7/365 non-ending adventure, one that can create terrible experiences and shorten a coaching career”, says Coach Davenport. “It doesn’t have to be that way. Why listen to me? Because I’m one of you – and have been for 33 years, have studied the impact of coaching on coaches as part of my doctoral studies, and have been through the entire spectrum of the coaching experiences and have developed strategies to survive it all.”
ROB JONES – You will never forget the night you heard Rob Jones tell the story of his injury he suffered, and how he used it to make his life better than he could have imagined, and to discover his true potential moving forward. “Part of recruiting is convincing the prospective athlete that by working with you, they will become a better athlete and person,” explains Jones, who had his incredible story featured in Sports Illustrated earlier this past year. “The best way to convince them of this is to be the best coach possible, which includes having more experience and knowledge than anyone else. Through the lessons that can be gained from what I’ll be talking about, coaches who hear this session can gain perspective on true human potential, and thus be better informed on how far he can take his athletes.” After hearing Rob, you’ll want him to come to your campus and teach your athletes about the incredible principles that he lives his life by.
CHARLIE ADAMS – Author and popular speaker Charlie Adams will be teaching coaches about the power of building a positive attitude towards coaching, recruiting and life. His book, “How to Build a Positive Attitude – and KEEP the Darned Thing” will be the basis of this fast-paced, instructive talk designed just for coaches. If you’re tired of the recruiting process and are coming to the 2013 NCRC feeling defeated, these sound principles and examples of the power of a positive attitude will change your outlook as you prepare for the 2013-2014 recruiting year.
SATURDAY – JUNE 8th
JOE DIANGE – A former multi-sport high school athlete, Penn State football player and coach and NFL Strength Coach and long-time marketing specialist, Joe has combined his past athletic and coaching experiences with his marketing expertise to form an industry leading technology communication company, The Competitive Edge. Joe will introduce coaches to one fascinating aspect of his company – the why and how of making the personal side of your staff and team “come alive” to prospects, boosters, and alumni using video communication. His company will be providing a light breakfast for coaches to start our day, as well
DAN WOLKEN – One of the rising talents in college sports media, this USA Today college sports columnist and reporter will give coaches the inside story on what he see’s going right – and going wrong – with coaches and programs as they recruit this generation of recruits. Dan covered the recent NCAA recruiting contact reform initiative in-depth, and will lend his forecast on what the future holds for communicating with prospects in the months and years to come.
STEPHANIE MELISH – A certified speaker and trainer of sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer, Stephanie will be one of the true highlights of this weekend as she presents Becoming and Ask-Kisser: How Using Power Questions Can Lead to Power Recruiting. “At the heart of any sales process are the questions you ask, and at the heart of any recruitment process are the questions you may or may not be asking,” says Melish. “I’m going to give coaches the 7.5 questioning success strategies that get put to work successfully in the business world, and how to apply them to the business of recruiting.” Why listen to Melish, who is a non-coach? “Because they’re going to walk away with a new-found confident approach to engaging their recruits and the recruits’ families by asking powerful and emotionally engaging questions.”
DR. ROBYN ODEGAARD – Affectionately known as “Doc Robyn”, this nationally recognized coaching relationship expert and psychologist will lead her session “How to Create a Real Connection with Parents & Recruits: How You Listen is More Important Than What You Say”. All of the research on how and why recruits choose one program over another points to the strength of relationship between a coach and the recruit. Coaches will learn:
- Why how you create a connection varies from recruit to recruit, parent to parent and even between a recruit and his or her parents
- Tips you can use to tap into their dreams and “have to haves”
- Specific questions you can ask that will tell you if a recruit is a good fit with your program
- How to get through to the decision making part of the brain so they chose you
PAUL BIANCARDI – One of the most popular speakers from the 2012 NCRC, Coach Biancardi will talk to coaches about the lessons he has learned in his Division I men’s basketball recruiting career, and what he sees in his daily work as a leading ESPN recruiting analyst. This generation is radically different when it comes to connecting with coaches, and Biancardi has insights you need to know as you head into this next recruiting cycle.
NCSA ATHLETIC RECRUITING FOCUS GROUP LUNCH – The experts at NCSA Athletic Recruiting will be hosting a lunch and taking coaches through a fascinating focus group session on how you use recruiting technology, what you like and don’t like, and your ideas for how to make it better. It’s a rare opportunity to lend your expertise to make this nationally recognized recruiting resource better and more coach-friendly.
RONNIE ARROW – The former men’s basketball coach at the University of South Alabama, Coach Arrow will take-on a growing under-current in college recruiting: The APR standards that are now a priority at most NCAA schools, and how it’s going to affect their recruiting – and their college careers. “Expectations are high when you are coaching,” says Arrow. “These expectations can be hindered by APR and NCAA rules if your university is not equipped to help you academically. This can really hurt your recruiting, and a lot of coaches aren’t aware of how to approach this.” As coaches listen to Ronnie Arrow, they’re hearing from someone who has been through plenty of battles over his career. “My talk should help coaches understand their jobs better by understanding more about the total survey of what their job has to offer,” says Arrow. “Once they have this understanding, they know what type of student athlete they can recruit. I have been a Division I head Basketball Coach for 23 years, and I want to lend my perspective to the careers of these recruiters coming in for the 2013 NCRC.”
AARON BOETTCHER – The relationship between admissions and athletics is key to creating the roster that will bring you a winner, as well as meet the goals of your admissions department and campus. Boettcher has a unique perspective on this crucial recruiting issue: He is a former recruiter and college coach, and now occupies the a lead role in admissions at the University of Illinois – Springfield. Boettcher will talk about strategies that he has seen work to meet both department’s goals, and give coaches ideas on how to approach this upcoming recruiting season with a more intelligent approach that just might make you a hero on your campus.
MANDY GREEN – Coach Green is a frequent contributor to our popular College Recruiting Weekly newsletter, and will be leading her session entitled “Reduce Your Recruiting Stress With These 10 Time Management Techniques”. In addition to being a Division I head coach and mother of two, Green is the President of Coaching Productivity Strategies and author of the Green Time Management Workbook and Planner for College Coaches. This workbook and calendar system is for coaches who want to become more organized and efficient as recruiters and professionals. “These techniques will help the coaches that attend to prioritize and organize their time in the office better so they are getting more of your most important recruiting work done in a shorter amount of time,” says Green. “Coaches will learn how to be more organized so they can double their office productivity to get more work done in less time so they have more work life balance.”
SEAN DEVLIN – If you haven’t heard this incredibly bright tech mind lend his expertise to our conferences, it won’t take you long to respect him and follow his advice. His talk, Recruiting & Technology & Stuff, has become a NCRC tradition. And if you like knowing what the year ahead holds when it comes to technology and recruiting, this is a can’t miss talk. “I’ll introduce coaches to the pragmatic application of existing technologies into their day to day recruiting as well as future technologies that will change the recruiting landscape,” says Devlin. “Coaches will learn how technology can help them more efficiently recruit.” Devlin is the tech mind behind the popular recruiting management software Front Rush.
CHARLIE ADAMS – As a parent of a recruited college athlete, and longtime nationally recognized speaker about parents and the recruiting process, Adams will be our “closer” for the second straight day as he outlines the latest research on parents, the recruiting process, and how college coaches can take a smarter, more pro-active approach towards communicating and connecting with this crucial group of influential people.
SUNDAY – JUNE 9th
TYLER BRANDT – Hear from this former college coach turned author and consultant as he explains the concept of being a “7-Second Coach”. This applies to recruiting, as well as how you develop your recruits once they get on campus. Coach Brandt will outline what to do to be a better, more connected coach and recruiter.
DR. THOM PARK – Dan Tudor described Thom Park as quite possibly the best recruiter of all-time, and once you hear this legendary coach and recruiter talk you’ll know why. His talk, “Recruiting Then and Now: A 40-Year View on Your Coaching Career and Contracts”, will provide you tangible life lessons from his career as a college football recruiter and athletic director, as well as someone who negotiated the largest Division I football coach contract at that time back in 2003. This legendary recruiter will be available to network with all weekend, and you’ll love his advice on Sunday as we begin to wrap-up the conference.
DAN TUDOR – The conference host will take the final two hours of the conference on Sunday to achieve two big goals: Discussing the impact and bestpractices with social media and recruiting, as well take your questions and comments to build applicable recruiting strategies as we wrap-up the 2013 NCRC experience.
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