The College Soccer Recruiting ProcessThere is more to the college soccer recruiting process than simply performing well on the soccer field. The truth is that both women’s and men’s college soccer teams at the NCAA D1, D2, or D3 levels have a lot of prospective soccer players to select. Depending on the college and NCAA division, you can be competing with hundreds of recruits for only 4 – 10 roster spots per team. This means that as a prospective student athlete, it can’t be stressed enough how important it is to be proactive and assertive in the college soccer recruiting process. read more
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.
1. Academics Really ... read more