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For many high school athletes, receiving an athletic scholarship and taking their skills to the next level is their ultimate goal. However, the college recruiting process can be a daunting task for young student athletes. Having someone with the appropriate experience and success of assisting numerous high school players can make this process less taxing. 


That’s where BTB Recruiting Services can help. Coach Jim Cantafio of SVS and Coach John Zima of Kick It have come together developed a three tier Recruiting Service for quarterbacks, wide receivers, kickers, and punters.


The most significant item that separates our recruiting process from all others is that we supervise the process from start to finish. We become your student athlete’s advocate as early as his sophomore year through his signing day of his senior year.


There are Three BTB Recruiting Services Options for you to choose from.


To set up a free initial Recruiting Service consultation, please go to the Schedule Online page, and select 'recruitment consultation’.






BTB Recruiting Service Options


BTB Recruiting Services provides options that will meet your family's needs and/or budget.


To set up a Recruiting Services Consultation with BTB Recruiting Services, please go to Schedule Online, and select 'recruitment consultation'.




Although this is the base level, Option 1 includes numerous services. 


We begin the program with an intensive evaluation program with the parents and recruit to help identify target schools. We provided input and help to determine the best schools. 


The next phase is to develop your son’s “branding statement”. The key to a successful recruiting process is the “self-promotion” of the  player.  We create a biography page on your son’s background which includes his outside activities, his academic achievements, potential major and his on the field accomplishments.


We move into supervising your son's out of season recruiting program. We start with developing a skills/practice video to illustrate his abilities. The video will focus on those key benchmarks that a college staffs evaluate. You can find examples of these videos HERE. 


Next, we will build out a summer clinic, camp and showcase schedule for him. We will help him to properly communicate with the interested coaching staffs during the initial phases. Throughout the recruiting process, and when called upon, we will give solid advice and assistance to you and your son.



Quarterbacks: $1500 for initial year. $500 for subsequent years.

Wide Receivers and Kickers: $1000 for initial year. $500 for subsequent years.


Receive 50% off all Spooky Nook camps and clinics








Option 2 includes all the services that Option 1 provides, plus Photo Coaching



Quarterbacks: $1700 for initial year. $500 for subsequent years.

Wide Receivers and Kickers: $1200 for initial year. $500 for subsequent years.


Receive 50% off all Spooky Nook camps and clinics








Option 3 includes all the services that Option 2 provides, plus the Portfolio Service. 


What is the portfolio service?


One of the goals of Be The Best Recruiting Services is to get you or your player in front of college coaches. This can simply be done by reaching out to the coaches and have them watch you perform at a camp or clinic. However, we want to take it one step further in order to make sure college coaches have something to take with them to help them remember you.


That is where the Portfolio Service comes into play.


If you are a senior or junior who signs up for Option 3 of the Recruiting Service, we will prepare a professional portfolio for you that will be shared at all Spooky Nook camps, clinics, and showcases. The portfolio will include:


Professional portraits


High School coach’s testimonial

Action shots

DVD of highlights


These portfolios will be presented on Be The Best branded tables at recruiting events that will include a printed 8x10 photo of you or your player.  The objective is to have schools of interest take a copy for their file on prospects of interests. 




Quarterbacks: $1,900 for initial year ; $500 for subsequent years.

Wide Receivers and Kickers: $1400 for initial year ; $500 for subsequent years.


As a BTB Client, you will also receive 50% off  ALL Spooky Nook camps and clinics!



About Jim Cantafio and John Zima


This recruiting service brings together two well-known coaches who have had the opportunity to work with great talent, and who have helped that talent go to the next level. 


Jim Cantafio

Jim Cantafio, a Pennsylvania Hall of Fame Coach, has been a head coach for 32 years with 262 wins. Jim has lead teams to win 12 league championships and has received 10 coach of the year honors. He is the only coach in Pennsylvania history to lead 3 schools to District Titles and State Play-off berths and to take four schools to league championships. He is also the only coach in Pennsylvania history to have two of his quarterbacks selected to the Nike Elite 11.


Jim's past players include:

Chad Henne - Jacksonville Jaguars

Matt Johns - The University of Virginia

Adam Breneman - Penn State

Darius Wade - Boston College

Andrew Ford - Va. Tech and Lackawanna college

Jim Viviano - Harvard

Mark Pyles- Bucknell

Tim Kelly - Bloomsburg

Joe Addison - UVA-Wise

Brandon Bossard-  E. Michigan

Mike Viti -Cedar Cliff HS - Univ. Of MD. Commit

Dwayne Haskins - Ohio State Univ

Tom Savage - University Of Pittsburgh | Houston Texans


Jim is also currently working with some of the top high school recruits for the 2015 season including:

Grant Breneman - Cedar Cliff

Collin "Bear" Shank - Lampeter Strasburg

Ethan Persa - Allentown

Devante Cross - Parkland

Kasim Hill - Gilman School

Shane McLaughlin _ Avon Grove

Cage Gold _ Dallastown

Grant Stoltzfus _ Conestoga Valley

Chase Mummau - Lee Davis  Va. 

Carlton Aiken - Paulsboro  NJ

Stephen Sturm- Perkiomen Valley

Mike Shuster- Camp Hill, Univ. Of Michigan Commit

Ben Moser - Susquehanna Twp.

Jake Radic - Red Land

Eric Benjamin - Manheim Twp.

Cameron Roth - Garden Spot

Jeff Martin - Elco

Jordan Lapp - Pequea Valley


John Zima

Over several years, John Zima has been working with Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton and Schuylkill County high schools, collegiate and arena players.  He has produced: 


2 Berks County All State kickers

1 Lehigh County All State and Big 33 kicker/punter

All County punters

Lehigh County High School State Championship kicker

Several awarded kickers and punters. 


John has held numerous high school special teams coaching positions and was the Director of Player Personnel and Assistant Offense Coach with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Professional Indoor Football Team. In addition to the Kick It program, John is the owner and operator of John Zima Consulting Services, LLC., which impacts the results and success of business owners and professionals. Prior to this, he held various senior level leadership positions in a large corporation.



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