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INSTRUCTIONS: SECTION I
Jason and Bill Wilkie have developed this workbook and dividedit into 6 sections. We encourage you to complete one section eachweek for the next few weeks. We encourage you to complete asbest you can each section during the current week because wewill build on that work. This week you should:
• Ask a parent, family friend, assistant coach, men-tor, etc., to work with you for 1 hour over ﬁve weeks• Read all eleven pages ﬁrst.• Go back to each page. In the right hand marginwrite down questions or notes on what you haveread on each page.
We know a high school football coach in the Midwest who overthe last twenty years has told every freshman football player thatif they want to play college football and will follow his trainingprogram for the next four years, he guarantees that they will playcollege football someplace. It may not be in the Big Ten. It maybe at a smaller private liberal arts, NAIA college or a communitycollege. In twenty years he has never failed to deliver on hispromise. With accurate information and high motivation plushelp from coaches and mentors, you too can increase the chancesof playing college football.Also keep in mind that many talented high school football playershave not played college football but have gone on to be a wellknown sports writer, broadcaster, high school or college coach,athletic director, etc.
"You need info and a plan earlyenough to make a difference." Jason Wilkie
This is serious business for acollege football recruiter. If he isunable to successfully recruit thebest high school football playersin his region, his job may be in jeopardy. He will conduct severalhundred interviews a year. Howmany interviews have you con-ducted to practice for interviewswith recruiters where a great dealis at stake? What is really at stakefor me except playing collegefootball? This is a $60,000 to$125,000 decision for you & yourfamily. Take it seriously!Are you nervous about askingyour coach, "What does it take toplay college athletics?" We thinkthat is a valid question for all highschool football players. Each onedeserves an answer. We also wantall younger high school footballplayers to have this information.