*Originally Posted December 8th, 2023
I'm not great at remembering peoples names. Athletes I can almost always remember. Several times I would be texting my assistant during a visit, asking her the names of the parents that were on the visit with the athlete. Conversations really help. Interactions really help. Connecting the parents to the athlete always helped me: Jim and Pam = Suzie
I could work backwards sometimes. Regardless, it was something I really had to focus on, especially if it was the first time I had interacted with a parent during that particular recruiting process.