Evaluating your own level soccer ability is often a difficult, but important process. As a soccer player about to begin your college recruiting process it is important to understand where you fit in, how good you are, and what divisions and schools you should be looking at. Usually parents don’t have a clear idea of what levels of ability are required at NCAA DI, DII and DIII schools. Even if you know what NCAA Division you should be aiming for, there is a wide range of schools within each division when it comes to the strength of the soccer team. Following the 4 steps below will greatly assist you in evaluating what types of schools you should be applying to, based on read more
ACADEMICS VS ATHLETICS IN THE RECRUITING PROCESS
The college search and selection process is different for aspiring college soccer players than it is for non-athletes, and includes both an academic and athletic component. It is important to balance both of these components when engaging with each stage of the soccer recruiting process. How do each of these components factor into the college recruiting process? Read about the four important points to consider relating to the Soccer vs Academics question below.
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5 Tips For Successful College Coach Phone Conversations
At some point in your college soccer recruiting process, it is likely that you will have a phone call with a college soccer coach. Some soccer coaches will call recruits early on in the recruiting process, while others may only call towards the end of their recruiting cycle. If a college soccer coach calls you it’s a good sign that they are legitimately interested in you.
You can also take the initiative and set up phone calls with college coaches. This shows that you are responsible and highly interested in moving forward with the particular read more