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HS football recruiting - learn about it at free clinic

Posted Monday, June 04, 2007 by Lohud .com

June
4 The Greeley Gridiron Club will host a free recruiting clinic on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Horace Greeley High School. It’s open to all players, parents, coaches, and anyone else interested. And yes, it’s free of charge.

I spoke to coach Bill Tribou today who gave me the rundown on what the clinic will include:

— It starts with a discussion from Middlebury College coach Bob Ritter, who will talk about Division III recruiting (which is where the majority of players from this area can/should play).
— New Rochelle assistant coach Keith Fagan (also of Section1Recruiting and this blog) will teach everyone how to make highlight/promotional videotapes to send to colleges. As I learned from doing a story on this process last summer, this is one of the most overlooked aspects of recruiting and something very few players know how to do correctly.
— Tribou and Somers coach Tony DeMatteo will then open the floor to questions about the recruiting process. Those guys have been through it a hundred times.
— Then, former Greeley standouts Mike Aidala, Matt Murray, and Matt Green will answer questions.

I cannot stress enough how valuable these speakers are to aspiring college players. Parents, players and even most coaches: Don’t assume you know what you’re doing. I’ve seen too many players slip through the cracks because they got in the game late. Even if you’re a freshman or sophomore, this is too good of a clinic to pass up. After all, it is free and open to everyone.

Also, the Section1Recruiting “Player Evaluation Day” will be held on July 8 at New Rochelle High School. This is another event aspiring college players must attend.
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The Governors Bowl is on Sunday at Rutgers, in case you hadn’t noticed. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. All information you could possibly want can be found at the new Governors Bowl web site, which you can find here.

Even if the web site doesn’t have much to look at, it’s desperately in need of one. The publicity for this game has been historically bad, which was evidenced by the fact that I was the only reporter at last week’s “media day” at Fordham.

Are you going to the Governors Bowl? Drop me a comment if you are. I’m interested to see if this game is attracting any added interest. Thanks.

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