In Part 1 of my blog entry “All I Want For Christmas…”, I shared some of my reflections on recruiting. But now in Part 2, let me do a little hard sell about why I'm taking on the role of recruiter.
Team Hurricane Basketball Academy has a new Global Training & Educational Initiative that seeks to support talented international student-athletes from Bermuda and the world beyond in an intensive academic and basketball training program here on the paradise island of Bermuda. Although we're in Bermuda, we're a hop, skip, & jump away from the United States. (1 1/2 hours from such key cities as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.)
These student-athletes will have the opportunity to do academic and enrichment coursework through our Hurricane Preparatory Academy and/or Bermuda College, an accredited institution.
The program is designed to provide a rigorous instructional program whereby students will have unique opportunities to infuse their academic learning with basketball training. This major initiative will provide international student-athletes with an opportunity to take part in a program that is dedicated to the advancement of its student-athletes to collegiate level through academic preparation, exposure, exclusive player development, and elite competition.
College coaches are highly selective in their student-athlete search. As a result, players who come through a strong post-graduate program have a recruiting edge by becoming a well-rounded prospect athletically, academically and socially. An additional year of athletic performance training, academic profile improvement, academic profile improvement, and physical maturation, will give Team Hurricane student-athletes the ability to transition more effectively at the collegiate level on the court, in the classroom and socially.
Through intensive on-court skills training, basketball specific athletic performance training, and top-level competition, our student-athletes gain skills and experience necessary to expand their college recruitment and create additional options for their collegiate careers.
We ultimately seek those with an adventurous spirit to take part in such a unique endeavor. Team Hurricane is looking for articulate and disciplined student-athletes of high integrity.
To learn more about this program, please contact Coach Reed at:
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So international players and coaches don't hesitate to drop me a line to learn more about studying and training in PARADISE1
A paradise island...
...and magnificent sunsets!