Along with over 150 athletes, many parents were in the stands supporting their kids. Midway through the event, all were treated to a recruiting seminar where a wealth of knowledge was on display for everyone to soak up. Game and player recaps will follow shortly.
http://www.d1nation.com/ and contributor to several national recruiting sites led off the seminar with an explanation of the differences between the kinds of scholarship and financial aid available to athletes dependent on whether their son is being recruited D1, D2, D3, NAIA or Junior College. The message was loud and clear. Academics and coachability are the two critical variables in addition to talent.
Concordia University (D3) Head Coach Stan Bonewitz a San Antonio scoring legend and former Texas Tech player himself explained what he looked for in his program. He was followed by St. Edward's (D2) Assistant David Martin who spoke about life at his level and about the importance of finding the "right fit" for the student-athlete's level of play. Texas (D1) Assistant Chris Ogden encouraged everyone to register for the NCAA Clearinghouse, the need to have 16 core courses and the sliding scale for standardized test scores (ACT/SAT) for D1 eligibility.
Concordia University Coach Stan Boewitz address the crowd
Mark Morefield (Indiana Pacers Scout) and Chris Ogden (Texas Asst.) share their knowledgeIf you missed this event, you missed a huge amount of information to help in the planning of your son's future! However, it's not too late. The final Texas Super Showcase for the fall of 2011 will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Boerne Champion High School in Boerne, TX. This event is for high school based teams ONLY. The cost of the event is $150 per team and will include two games, publicity for the top performers and a recruiting seminar similar to the event in Austin. See you there! Spots are limited to 16 teams ONLY. High school coaches please contact me at 512-791-5455 to participate.