At SIFG, we follow a lot of folks in the industry on social media. Recently, we came across Cheri Naudin with Collegiate Sports Advocate and thoroughly enjoyed a series of posts and social media posts and tweets that she posted in regard to recruiting. Having personally been through the recruiting process with our own kid, and working with so many kids at recruiting age we hear and see the same things from parents all too eager to jump on the recruiting bandwagon and believe everything they hear, as well as make rash decisions based on often bad advice just to feel like they are upping their chances for recruitment.
Be patient with my long post but I felt compelled to HONOR and THANK all the people that have made CSA so great and are on the GREAT train of our future. Please let me not forget anyone as I've tried to tag most of you! I thank you all that think about helping Student Athletes achieve their dreams. It truly shows that hard work, RESULTS and friendships are so important to our success. We are so dedicated and passionate and we are so very grateful for our RELATIONSHIPS! We recognize and honor all of their Travel Ball Coaches and clinicians because without their hard work and working together with CSA to help these Student Athletes get recruited.
The most important part of why Collegiate Sports Advocate has been so successful is from our Referrals. It all started with Tim Flores who referred Dave Howard and Ron Hadden with their sons. Tim Cody trusted me with his niece and then Kim Cody referred me Megan Casper, Olivia Viggiano, Hailey Johnston, Makenna Calderon, Samantha Smith, Erica Holt and Megan Skousen.
My friends from California Jessica Alexander and Trisia Batuyong Alexanderreferred me Jacob Bakuwel.
I was Morgan Rios Catching Coach and her mom Kim Talley Rios introduced me to Jeff Jackson who together they referred me Casey Waterman, Natalie Jackson, Samantha Householder, Melissa Linda Long-Livermore, ChaneyTonya Caltagirone Tart and Madison Thompson.
My dear soccer friend and travel partner Kim Hadden referred me Pam Watson Cole who's daughter is Talley Cole and then Pam referred, LaTayla Perez, Quinlyn Roach, Dani Klein.
I've worked with our family too as I'm currently helping Robert Briones.
My Catching/Hitting Training and involvement in Softball brought me Morgan Rios, Banner Monico, Josie Jenkins, Tori Huslig, Cameron Wilson, Miranda Pruitt, Shanna McBroom, Brileigh Peters, Alexis Perry, Tiffannie Mitchell, Mariam Tran, Hannah Holdbrook, Natalie Sorensen and then Natalie's momToni Freitas Fennell referred to me Raegan Rae-Rae Kleppe.
Rusty King another softball dad, referred me a Football Player, Ricky Zaberer.
Facebook and Social networking and keeping in touch with the people that I've loved hanging out with over the years have continued to be a compliment to my credibility to working hard for the kids witnessed by Annette Gomez Ramirez who has referred me Genevieve Brittingham. Kelly Lange and Kasey Lange referred me Devin Pacheco. Lance Culley became a FB friend and I now work with "G". Venessa N Mark Silva became dear friends and now I work with JK. I have met wonderful friends like Celeste Ducharme and Roger Ducharme who not only became personal friends but have committed their daughter Courtney Ducharme. Then they referred Courtney Klosinski. MaKenzee Legg became a client because her dad through FB Justin Legg wanted the best for her and other softball players in their rural community. Michael Floyd has trusted me with Kylie Floyd. Christopher Hopkins III watched what I was accomplishing on Social Media and trusted me with Alissa Peelman. Raegan Hammons mom Bobbi Hammons saw what we were doing with other kids and brought us her rising star. Robert Vega became my friend on FB and referred me Pyper James, Taylor Graham and Jordan Mari Martinez. Rob Sanchez has trusted me with his daughter and Noni Chavez and Karlee Schierbeek. John Sanchez referred me Jami Watson. Tim Taylor recently contacted me through FB to bring over his daughter Leah Taylor.
Several of my Advocates joined CSA through our connections on FB and Tournaments. Tanelda McDonald was connected through Lonnie-Kim Fox.Aaron Lyle Brisley connected through FB. Erin Sykes Softball Csa andRebecca Uresti and Claudia A Renteria, Charlie Syphrett referred Al Pell Csa. Kenneth Smith and I met over a bet!
My dear friend and ex partner in Softball Coaching Crime on the fields Randi Jo Hartman referred me Courtney Browne, Donna Clark Browne.
My KU travel partner Jeri Grant McElhaney referred Raigan McKee
My daughter's ex Soccer Coach Shelby Henry Hale referred me Savanna Himes.
My hard work at tournaments and working with Coaches brought Madison Washington, Mary Grider, Kayman Courtney, Cheyenne Colburn, Kylia Huhman, Kami & Kylee Flores, Cheyenne Haynes, Heather Reatherford, Celina Sullivan, Michaleigh and Lilly Vallimont, Kayla Tisdale, Kaeleigh Vega, Avery Colclaser, Marissa Vasquez and Lulu Vasquez, Abbye McKinney and Kennedi Northam, Milena Cesare, Rebeca Fajardo, Ka'ena Keliinoi, Kay Lynne Kay-lynne Reynolds, Mackenzie Law, Mollie McNelis and Heather Davis. It created new friendships with trusted friends/referrersTeresa Mayes Borchard and Julie Marshall that referred me Isy Gonzales.Scott Knight with Thunder has trusted all his teams with me and brought Kori Truelove. Kayla Tisdale's dad Reece Tisdale then referred me Michelle Kristoff and Addison Swofford. David MacGrandle referred me Taylor Trosclair. Craig Cashon saw my hard work with players on his team and referred to me his own daughter.
Kim Cantrel, Betsy Betsy Bonner Monico, who referred Hannah Shockey, Hannah Cain, and Sherwin Charles are some of my biggest supporters always referring me friends. Kevin Jackson is always a big supporter referred me Madalyn Gonzalez. Bill McFadyen referred me his daughter.
Some of the funniest places I met CSA future clients was meeting Laura Mortan mom Wendy Mortan at my "50" year old check up and I don't need to explain what procedure I was having! Buying sports clothes at Dick's in Oklahoma I met Kaydra Kayla Cole and now she has referred me so many future CSA Students! I was referred Brooklyn Sykes by a person who chatted with me but didn't use my service, still referred Student Athletes.
Thank you again who continue to support Collegiate Sports Advocate and the work WE all do for Student Athletes.