Understanding Athletic Recruiting

The Bayport-Blue Point School District’s athletic department will host national keynote speaker Jack Renkens of Recruiting Realities for an informative event on the college athletic recruiting process on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place in the auditorium at Bayport-Blue Point High School.

Titled “It's a Game...Know the Rules,” the workshop is designed to provide families of student-athletes looking to get their degree and play at the collegiate level with a clear look at the process. Included in the discussion will be the high expectations of athletes and parents when it comes to having sports pay for a college education, the role of an athlete’s high school coach, the impact of today’s social media, and where parents fit into the process.

Entering his 18th year touring the United States, Renkens has established himself as one of the top athletic/motivational speakers in the nation, presenting at state athletic conferences, football clinics, college financial planning groups, sports camps and high schools from coast to coast. His speaking tour includes more than 170 high schools each year, with enrollments from 250 to 2,500 students. As a former high school/college coach and athletic director, he has written 14 books on the recruiting process.