WSO Recruiting 101
Welcome to our Recruiting 101 page where we highlight key topics about the recruiting process from our viewpoints.
INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES SEEKING
HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE
Athletes playing international sports have a much different journey than athletes playing in America. Most students are not only going to school they are completing some form of apprenticeship or working a job to pay for their everyday lifestyle. After work or school that is when most practices begin. Though each country is different, and practices occur only 2-3 times per week for most. Many athletes might also be considered Professional athletes in certain sports since the structure is very different from the USA.
Athletes seeking such opportunities abroad may not be aware that accepting such benefits or playing for leagues that are considered Professional may take away years from their eligibility process. To learn more about this please visit the NCAA or NAIA websites to see how this could cause challenges for many athletes.
International Athletes encounter many difficulties as the majority of clubs or programs they are with do not have access to film such as Hudl or do not utilize these tools well enough. This makes athletes have to create their own films usually on YouTube or some other service. As the landscape has changed over the past 20 years there are some new advantages that athletes now have access to with the rise of recruiting companies, agents, social media, data platforms, and camps across the globe.
Below you can find some tips that will help guide those who truly want to put in the work to reach the next stage of their careers.
If you are interested in learning more be sure to check out our services and see how we can prepare you for your journey. WSO is happy to get you in touch with the right professionals or sport organizations who lead by example. Professional sports internationally create so many opportunities for you as an athlete. Leaving your home to travel the world doing what you love is a blessing. Take advantage of your career and be sure to make smart decisions.
INTERNATIONAL OR AMERICAN ATHLETES SEEKING
INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
So, you want to be big time huh? Want to continue doing what you love? Want to travel the world? That is possible but not for everyone. How committed are you to being a true professional and how committed are you making key sacrifices to pursue an International Professional playing career?
Our platform gives you the best chance to continue doing what you love. By creating a membership through our platform, you will be showcased unlike any other platform. Understand there have been many before you and there will be many more after you. Creating the ultimate legacy for you should mean something. Our platform provides key solutions that enable you to obtain opportunities around the world through sports.
Athletes looking to pursue International Professional careers should be aware of many things. There are so many countries you can go to and make an impact and have a lot of fun. Though before any of that you must be sure of what you want to do and who you truly wish to be. Once you leave home and sign that contract you are considered a Professional Athlete. You must do what needs to be done first and have your fun after.
Below we have mentioned a few important tips that athletes should be aware of when choosing to play professional internationally
For first timers this will be an incredible experience you will remember forever. Veteran import coaches and players can tell you many positive or negative stories about embarking on their journeys. Make sure you make the right decision that is best for you and be a professional the entire time. Do not do anything that would damage yours or the club’s reputation. Above all else enjoy yourself and go win.
TEAMS SEEKING IMPORT ATHLETES & COACHES
Our platform will provide so much data and information from potential import players and coaches. This is greatly beneficial for you to have all the information you need in one place. The features we have will help you discover top job seekers from around the world. Some of the features that will be available for your team: Depth Chart Tools, Recruiting Big Board, Coaching Tools, Data Visuals, Player & Coach Analytics, and much more!!!
Understand it is important to have a great setup and structure before bringing in anyone to work for you. We understand that in a lot of areas you may need guidance but be sure you know what areas those are. Consider yourselves Semi-Professional Clubs if not considered already. Not only do you make revenue from membership, games, merchandise, sponsorships, and more but you pay players and coaches to join your program. So, you are a professional organization and business should be conducted as such.
Once that is understood now it is time to find the right pieces to help you win and generate even more revenue. Stability is key when wanting to pursue top targets to join your organization make sure you make yourselves presentable and approachable. There are many key factors clubs should consider when looking to bring in imports, below we list a few to help guide you along your process.
We understand each program and club is set up differently. Our staff wanted to provide you with some key information to briefly help you along your journey. After all, the decision-making process and how you portray your program is entirely up to you. Our platform will be a beacon for the sports ecosystem, so you have come to the right place to develop your organization.