Recruiting seminar at PCHS
Nationally recognized recruiting expert Paul Putnam will deliver his seminar, "College Recruiting 101 — College Recruiting Simplified," on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Park City High School auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
During the one-hour event, Putnam will discuss when the recruiting process starts, how student-athletes can position themselves to be discovered, how college coaches evaluate prospects, and more. Participants will also receive complimentary access to online search tools to assist them in finding schools with roster openings and determining if the school is the right fit, as well as a scouting evaluation from a national scout at NCSA Athletic Recruiting.
"I’ll share the most important tips parents and students need to know to prepare their athlete to play at the next level, and more importantly, to get themselves an education — and hopefully get that education paid for," Putnam said.
Putnam, who was named Utah’s most versatile athlete of 1980-81, was awarded a track and field scholarship at Bakersfield College and Weber State University.
"The recruiting process I went through is almost a 180 to what it is today," he said. "Coaches are calling to ask about students’ qualifications academically early. What a student does, even in ninth grade, will affect where they can play in college."
Putnam travels to more than 70 high schools annually, as well as speaking at several national camps, tournaments and showcases, to help student-athletes and their families get ahead. His lecture series is made possible through a partnership with NCSA Athletic Recruiting, the NFL Players Association, the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Ripken Baseball and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
All students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend.
Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to start limited summer operations on Saturday, including the operation of PayDay lift for hikers and bikers.