Recruiting Tips
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Recruiting Tips
& Blog

7 Ways Parents Can Help In the College Soccer Recruiting Process

The college recruiting process for a student-athlete often involves the whole family. As a parent, it is natural to want to help your child in any way possible during the soccer recruiting process, in order to ensure they make the best decisions possible. Here are 7 ways that you can support your son or daughter during the college recruiting process. 1. Be your child’s communication coach First off, your child needs to communicate with college coaches – not you. This can be a valuable time to help your child learn how to effectively communicate with adults. It is great to help them practice phone, email, and face-to-face conversations, but then you need encourage them to handle all ... read more

Marketing Yourself To College Coaches in 5 Steps

The college soccer recruiting process has become very competitive, with a large number of high school hopefuls competing for a limited number of college roster spots. One of the most important components of ensuring that your recruiting process is a successful one involves standing out from the pack and getting the attention of college soccer coaches. This involves ‘marketing yourself’ to coaches. Below are 5 key ways that you can market yourself effectively and grab a coach’s attention during the college soccer recruiting process. 1. Create Your Highlight Reel Coaches have limited time and resources available to travel and watch players in person. read more

13 Questions to Ask A College Coach

Communicating with a college coach in person, over the phone or through email is a great opportunity to make a good impression, as well as to ask questions that will help determine whether the college is a good fit for you academically, athletically and socially. You can also use this opportunity to find out more about the steps you need to take to be recruited to play at the college. REMEMBER: It is easier to speak with coaches who are interested in you after having watched you play. Future 500 is organized with 75 coaches from all 3 divisions to maximize the interest generated in you as a player. read more

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