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Written by CCR Team | November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

New Zealand Families Enjoying Benefits of BBNZ partnership with CCR

A few months ago, one of our Recruiting Directors was on a video call with a family from Christchurch. He was talking with the family about their son’s opportunities to play basketball at uni in the USA after finishing secondary school. Towards the end of the call, he could see mom getting very emotional and she started to cry. When he asked her why she was crying, she said quietly through mumbled words, “My son can finally live his dream.”

A giant tear rolled rolled down his cheek as well as he said, “That’s why we do what we do at Custom College Recruiting. We want to help change lives.” They both shed and shared another tear as he welcomed them to the CCR Family.

This is why we wake up every day and do what we do here at CCR. We want to help as many families as we can access the numerous opportunities of their child playing basketball at a university in the USA. In early 2015 it was a partnership formed between CCR & Basketball New Zealand that has now allowed us to do just that for even more student-athletes in New Zealand.


Topics: Insider, Are College Athletics Right For My Son/Daughter, Why Level Isn't The Most Important Factor, Recruiting Tips, Recruiting Services

Written by Coach Aaron Seybert | September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

What to Know to Prepare for the SAT and ACT

Every year, students & student-athletes alike all around the globe who want to attend a university in the United States are registering, stressing & hopefully prepping for one of the biggest tests they'll ever have to take. The SAT and/or ACT standardized test. The results of the tests can increase or decrease your chances of everything from acceptance to a university, meeting minimum requirements for athletic associations (NCAA or NAIA) and even open up opportunities to receive thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in academic scholarships from universities through the US.

Topics: Recruiting Tips, Academic Information, SAT

Written by Coach Aaron Seybert | April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

How to Maximize Your CCR Recruiting Profile

There are many factors that lead to enjoying success in the recruiting process. Here at CCR, we define success by the opportunities our athletes are able to access through communicating with university coaches as well as being able to make the entire process as stress-free and as easy to navigate as possible. Tapping into that line of communication is largely based on the way you complete your Recruiting Profile. Being accurate and detailed with your information, keeping every aspect of your profile up to date and utilizing your CCR support team is essential to maximizing your recruitment.

The following is your step-by-step guide to success when completing your CCR Recruiting Profile:


Topics: Creating a Highlight Tape, Communicating With Coaches, Recruiting Tips, Recruiting Services, Academic Information, Social Media, SAT

Written by Coach Aaron Seybert | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Social Media in the Recruiting Process

As we all know, social media is looked to on a daily basis by the masses to stay up-to-date on news, politics, sports and even individuals.  Whether you use multiple social media platforms as a part of your daily routine (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), or you keep it to a minimum, the likelihood is that you've heard about a famous athlete, a politician, a movie star or some sort of public figure in the news because of something they posted or tweeted.  

Posts, tweets and so on have become more than just words on a screen. They've replaced a lot of daily verbal communication between friends, and on many occasions, the statements by public figures on social media are now taken as concrete literacy that tends to define them as people.

Well, in our line of work in the world of recruiting, we've heard of too many horror stories regarding student athletes, who have the dream of playing sports at the university level, forget just how concrete and how real the things they post on social media sites can really be. 


Topics: Communicating With Coaches, Recruiting Tips, Recruiting Services, Social Media

Written by Coach Josh Omura | March 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Put Your Best Foot Forward: Perfecting your football highlight and athletic résumé


In football, as with any sport that student-athletes pursue at the next level, your video is absolutely crucial! Even if a college coach has seen you play in person or if you’ve attended their camp, you still need video. Even if you rush for 2,500 yards with 35 touchdowns and have a glowing recommendation from your high school coach, that is not enough to secure a scholarship on its own.

A good video for football players can help give you an advantage over the other 1.1 million athletes pursuing the same offers as you!


Topics: Creating a Highlight Tape, Communicating With Coaches, Recruiting Tips, University Gridiron Football

Written by Coach Matt McDowell | March 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

What Questions Should I Ask University Coaches?

Speaking to university level coaches for the first time can be very intimidating and confusing for student athletes and their parents.

What do I say if they ask this? How do I respond if they ask that? What questions do I ask and how should I ask them? These are all very valid concerns and questions, especially if the recruiting process is new to you and your family.

It may be easy for me to say, having been that coach asking those questions to student athletes and their parents, but don’t worry, you’ll be fine!

Below are some questions you should ask any university coach that contacts you.


Topics: Communicating With Coaches, Recruiting Tips

Written by Coach Nick Jones | March 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

New SAT Format Beginning March 2016

As the month of February comes to a close there are some changes occurring that may impact your athlete’s recruiting process from an academic standpoint.


Topics: Recruiting Services, Academic Information, SAT

Written by Coach Matt McDowell | February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

How to Select the "Right" Recruiting Service

When it comes to choosing the right recruiting service for yourself, or your son or daughter, there are many factors that need to be taken into account. So many, in fact, that when all is considered, it can be even more convoluted and confusing than when you start the process.


Topics: Recruiting Tips, Recruiting Services

Written by Coach Aaron Seybert | January 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

CCR Announces Partnership with Solent Kestrels Basketball Club of England

Custom College Recruiting (CCR) is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Solent Kestrels Basketball Club to be their Preferred Recruiting Service Provider.


Topics: Insider

Written by Coach John-Michael Fancher | October 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

6 Do's & 6 Don'ts When Talking to A College Coach