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College Recruitment Resources

The college recruiting process for soccer scholarships is one of the most competitive in all of college sports. College coaches are evaluating / recruiting athletes in the eighth and ninth grade, and the top recruits are making their verbal commitments to programs during their 9th and 10th grade year. This means getting started in the soccer scholarship recruitment process is up to the recruit and their family.

How to get started:

  1. Prepare yourself academically.  Meet with high school counselor about your desire to play college athletics. 

  2. Identifying realistic college options (10 - 15 Schools). Speak with your coach and get realistic feedback about what type of schools you should look into.  Be open to the random recruiting process.  This is when a coach randomly finds out that you could add a school you did not consider to your list.

  3. Create profile sheet and short highlight video

  4. Make contact with the schools you identified.  Do this yourself.  Make it personal and don't have your parents send for you.

  5. Follow up on a regular basis with schools that are at the top of your list.

  6. Go on as many unofficial visits as you can. Unofficial visits are visits that are paid for by the prospect and not the school. These visits happen, for the most part, as campus tours or a random stop by to visit the coaches.  You can go on as many unofficial visits as you want.  It is ok to call or leave a message with the coach to inform them you will be on campus. 

  7. Attend ID Camps

  8. Testing. Take the ACT or SAT test. South Texas Youth Soccer offers members free access to SAT and ACT PowerPrep Programs to help you do your best on these tests. For more information on this program please click HERE.  

  9. Register for the NCAA ID Center

  10. Don't feel rushed to make a decision.  Make a decision when you feel it is right and you feel like you have all the information you need.

 

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