WHAT DIVISION SHOULD YOU PLAY FOR?
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 ... read more
Email is going to be an important communication tool with college coaches during the college soccer recruiting process. Thinking strategically about how to email soccer coaches can be the difference between a successful recruiting conversation and a lack of response. Here are 6 things to keep in mind when emailing college coaches.
1. Don’t make the email all about you
If you want to stand out when you email soccer coaches, don’t send a long list of your accolades and achievements, that is what your resume is for. Instead, tell the soccer coach about his or her school and program! Send a personalized email that makes it clear to the coach that you ... read more
Best Soccer Colleges in the USA During the college recruiting process for soccer it is important to identify what level you are capable of playing at, and what the best soccer colleges are for you. This could be in a D1, D2, D3 or NAIA college. Follow this link to find out how to evaluate your playing level. Once you narrow down the division level that you would like to play for you can evaluate colleges within that division for best fit along a number of criteria including: geographical location, school size, school major, school culture etc. Another factor you may want to look at may be the ... read more