You need to get your son started as early as possible with training. You need to have him in the weight room as early as the eight grade. It is also important that your son is working on his speed and agility as well as skills specific to his position on the football field. Getting a certified trainer or sports trainer may be a good idea.
It is important that your son be doing what he has to do to succeed in the classroom. I would recommend you encouraging your son to keep a rigorous class schedule and challenge himself in the classroom. Make your son get a tutor and stay on him about his grades.
He should also take the ACT or SAT test early in his high school career, ideally during his freshman or sophomore year. This will give him plenty of time to get acclimated to the test and get a score that will get him accepted into any college that may offer him a football scholarship.
You should get together as much game footage as possible to put together a highlight tape for your son. It should include his best plays, as well as a whole game or two that he performed really well in. If you are good with making videos or have good computer skills, then you may want to make it yourself. If not, ask his coach to assist you or find a service that will make a highlight tape for your son.
Now you want to make a list of 20-50 colleges with good football teams that he is interested in and contact the coaching staff through the telephone. Ask to speak to the recruiting coach who recruits the state your son is from. Have your son talk to him and express his interest in their program and potentially playing for them. Make sure your son is alert, sounds genuinely interested in what the coach has to say, and is asking lots of questions. You as the parent should speak with the coach along with your son’s high school coach.
You also want to ask for a athletic questionnaire to be mailed to your home or fill out the questionnaire on the official athletic site of the football team in question. This will give the coaches vital information about your son like his measurables, speed, size, and grades, and make them aware of him as a potential prospect.
After you have developed a close relationship with the recruiting coach for your son, you should send him the highlight tape of your son. Allow him reasonable time to evaluate it. If he is genuinely interested in your son, he will get back with you and continue with the recruiting process. If not, then move on to the next school your son is interested in.
You want your son to start going to as many camps as possible starting his sophomore year. He should go to the camps of schools he is interested in and perform really well in all the drills and competition. Emphasize the importance of your son having the mindset that he is going to these camps to get a football scholarship.
Next you need to have your son go to the camps and testing combines for major recruiting agencies. The top ones I would recommend you go to are the training camps and combines for http://www.scout.com and http://www.rivals100.com. You also want to be ranked on these websites, as many coaches look on them for potential players.
You son needs to dominate on the football field. He has to be scoring touchdowns, making interceptions, taking over games, leading his team to victory, and just plain dominating. This is how he will become a top player in the country in football while in high school. Big players make big plays. If your son has good grades and ACT or test scores, if he is a dominating player, if you and your son contact the college coaches and work with his high school coach, if he goes to a ton of football camps and training camps, promotes himself, and are proactive about the recruiting process, then your son can definitely become one of the top football prospects in the country in high school
Written by ryansmoot614
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