We work hard at being the best.
We want the best and expect the best. FirstPoint scouts are dedicated professionals trained in the unique and specialized science of athletic scouting and in the complex, but always, detail-oriented business of college recruiting. Being a college scout may sound easy, but it is not. To be a part of our team, a person has to be on top of his or her game every day. Our scouts must be aware of, and respond to, the opportunities which could present themselves anywhere, anytime. Successful FirstPoint scouts wear many hats.
It is hard work, but scouting and providing service to young people and their families is rewarding, exciting and challenging. We change lives for the better. Doing so requires a one-prospect-at-a-time mentality. Why? Each FirstPoint athlete is worthy of our full attention and assistance. If we do not believe in an athlete, we do not enrol them. We want to enrol prospects who have demonstrated a sense of responsibility toward their academics, their peers, their teachers, their community and their family. We will enrol hard-working, good athletes with solid grades, excellent character and supportive families before we take on a prospect who has excellent athletic talent, but whose grades are marginal, attitude is bad and whose parents are difficult to work with. Finding the right prospects, the ones who meet our standards, is not always easy, but when you do, it is worth the hard work and effort to find and enrol them.
What does this mean to you? Not everyone can be a FirstPoint USA scout, just like not every athlete can be a FirstPoint USA prospect. We expect a great deal from the people representing our company. Getting to the top happened because our scouts have consistently found, enrolled and then presented quality, student-athletes to college coaches. Nothing less would have gotten us to the top. Nothing less will keep us there.
FirstPoint USA’s foundation rests on the shoulders of the men and women around the world representing us as scouts. They are people with a genuine desire to help talented sportsmen & women realize their dreams of participating in college sports; self-starters with a strong work ethic. They communicate clearly and honestly. They believe in and hold close FirstPoint USA’s mission statement and philosophy. They are dedicated to professionally serving our clients while maintaining the integrity of the company in their actions. They are dogged in their drive to enrol as many quality prospects as possible while providing quality service to every athlete they enrol. FirstPoint scouts understand that the nature of our business is unlike any other line of work and they dedicate themselves to the tenants of our training and operational procedures. Our scouts are well respected in their business and personal dealings in their communities.
FirstPoint scouts typically see the bulk of their field work occur late in the afternoon, early evening and on weekends when prospects are participating in their sports. Daytime work often revolves around doing ground work for existing clients such as reviewing their websites and videos, calling or emailing college coaches on their behalf, educating themselves on recruiting rules and procedures, or making on-site visits with high school or club coaches.
The primary role and responsibility of the FirstPoint scout is to identify as many quality prospects as possible, make appointments to interview them at our offices, and to enrol them into one of two FirstPoint programs. The nature of our business requires a scout to wear many hats at once. He or she must be an analyst (evaluating talent), a flexible and effective communicator (speaking with a variety of socioeconomically diverse population), an educator (explaining the details of recruiting), and a salesperson (the ability to enrol prospects). With these skills, a person can be an effective FirstPoint scout.
All of our scouts are independent contractors. But, the best news is that you determine your own income. If you work hard enough and get results, you can surpass even your own expectations.