College Soccer Scholarship FAQs
Clubsoccer is intense and a higher level of competition than high school. Its important to prepare by playing not only in high school but a competitive club team to show you can compete at a highly dedicated level.
Video highlights show your skills and great way for coaches to assess how you can help their team. Use club competition film over high school and include a five minute tape of at least 25 of your best highlights.
Showcase your best highlights of tackles, attack formation, getting up and down field, distributing the ball, confidence and skills on both defense and offense in your video. For goalkeepers, you don’t have to use 11v11 footage, make a skills tape.
There’s good competition at every level of collegiate athletics. Reach out to a wide variety of programs and keep your options open. And remember, NAIA and DIII coaches can recruit whenever they want, they don’t have to wait.
Be realistic and reach out to a coach who is going to take the time to follow-up with you. Refer back to your introduction email and when you make contact with the coach, treat it like an interview. If a coach doesn’t respond after two weeks, send another letter or call. If there’s no response after that, its time move onto the next program.
Go on recruiting athletic sites. Look up the coaches and the roster. Learn about the team, read the bios and when you write to the coaches show that you know a little bit about them and the program based on your research.
The first and easiest thing you can do is to send an email to assistant coaches. Head coaches are usually busy. Start building a relationship with the assistants. When you write the email, you want to personalize it and make it unique. Show that you’ve done some research about past season or some knowledge about the coaching staff. It also helps to add a question because it may prompt a reply.
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