College recruiting & the pandemic: What every coach, parent, and athlete needs to know

Posted by Latif Thomas

Interview Details:

Latif Thomas interviews Ron Grigg (University of Jacksonville Director of Cross Country / Track & Field) on a range of topics related to how the pandemic has affected the college recruiting process with a focus on the specific actions HS coaches, parents, and athletes can take in order to increase and improve their opportunities to get recruited.

In this recording, Coach Grigg dispels many common misconceptions about how to get recruited in track and field, particularly those surrounding the popular myth that your actual meet performances (times / heights / distances) are enough information to provide sufficient information about an athlete’s ability and potential, particularly when each athlete is competing with countless other prospects with similar personal bests.


Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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