by Sean Devlin, Front Rush
From day to day, you do many things the same way. You’ve been doing them the same way for the past 2 years, 10 years, 25 years. These are your routines, your staples, your security blankets. They are yours and yours alone and so much yours that you don’t even think of them possessively. They just are.
They are your habits and your guidelines. Maybe they are conversations you have with recruits, the process of sending data to admissions, or the tone of voice you use with your team. Whatever they are, they are engrained in your being and your psyche. Question them. Question them all. They are not perfect and can be improved. The discomfort to change them is worth the risk compared to the alternative of being left behind.
Less than 10 years ago, recruits existed only in the form of paper and Excel spreadsheets. Now they are accessible through so many mediums that we need software to just track all of them. The technology implications in the next 2 years will force the inefficient to efficiency or leave them in the dust. The productive will become faster and stronger and the agile will win out right. This is a declaration of humility and a request for all to join.
Look at everything that you do and everything you are and massage it toward perfection. Add elements to solidify it, or flat out, throw it away. What you did yesterday may be too slow for tomorrow. Everything is on the chopping block. Constantly improve.
Front Rush should be one of the tech tools you and your fellow coaches go into this upcoming recruiting season with. There’s a reason they have become the #1 choice for recruiting management software among college coaches: They’ve created a system that’s the best in the business, with personalized support to match. If you aren’t a Front Rush user, consider becoming one soon!