It’s been just over a year that Ka’ena has given her verbal to Coach Bob @ the University of Hawaii! We are beyond blessed for what Cheri has done for our ‘Ohana.
I would like to say it was hard work for us, but honestly it was a breeze…. Well for my husband and I anyway.
Cheri went to work with the Coaches and advised us which tournaments to play to showcase her skills. She is like Super Woman, constantly networking and reaching out to her Ka’ena had to have a consistent plan on how to expose herself via emails, videos, and tournament play. Being just a freshman that was a huge responsibility. She was accountable for any missed opportunities. The best thing about Cheri and her Student Athletes is COMMUNICATION. Every player must check in with her every Tuesday, even if it’s just to say ‘HELLO”. All practices, locations, games, times had to be uploaded and kept current in the CSA calendar. Grades and Test Scores had to be updated as well. YES… Cheri is on you like a Hawk! And to think once you are committed is OVER… WRONG. The contract with CSA over once the Student Athlete has successfully completed COLLEGE. But hey… you get what you pay for right?!
Speaking of Cost. Hawaii is very expensive and trying to get recruited and attend numerous camps is very costly.
Here is the scenario for 1 exposure camp for players of Hawaii:
2 Roundtrip ticket from Hawaii to California: $1300.00
Luggage fee for bat/ catcher’s gear etc.: $25.00
Rental car 4 days X $50 per day: $200.00
Lodging 4 days X $80 per day: $320.00
Miscellaneous expenses: $300.00
Softball Camp fee: $250.00
For an average working family in Hawaii, this is very expensive. But, as parents we will do almost anything for our children. The only thing that we ask in return is, do it Whole Heartedly with 100% with passion and purpose. Education is and will always come 1st, Softball is an added bonus.
We currently Coach and manage Team KULIA 16U in Hawaii and we knew the commitment we made with the Team and our daughter would be a challenge. Team KULIA was our # 1 priority as well as our daughter and in most cases you trying to juggle both is very stressful, however in our case we wanted both. We compromised and hired Cheri Naudin- CSA to do the work. And with that said, we officially signed the contract between, CSA, Ka’ena and (We) her parents. We signed in April and Ka’ena 2016 gladly verballed 5 months later in September 2016.
There is no right or wrong way to get Recruited. In fact there are many ways to get recruited, but at the end of the day the Goal of getting Recruited remains the same. Cheri and the CSA family, was the most cost and time effective way that WORKED and continue to work for us.
Mahalo Nui Loa,