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How to Get Recruited for College (Men’s & Women’s) Soccer

  Division I:

  ODP Experience:

  •   National Team/Pool
  •   Regional Team/Pool
  •   State Team NOT Pool

CLUB Experience:US Development Academy
Attend Major Tournaments

  • Surf Cup
  • US Development Academy Showcases
  • Potomac Memorial Tournament
  • Disney Showcase
  • Score at the Shore
  • Jefferson Cup
  • Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament
  • Dallas Cup
  • President’s Cup
  • Adidas Blue Chip Showcase
  • Crossroads Showcase
  • USA Cup
  • Mustang Inv.
  • WAGS Tournament
  • Las Vegas College Showcase
  • PDA Showcase

Examples of Top Women’s Club Teams Include:

  • Dallas Texans
  • PDA
  • Eclipse FC
  • Michigan Hawks
  • Sereno SC
  • Slammers
  • San Diego Surf
  • Bethesda united
  • Carmel United
  • Mustang Soccer

High School Experience:

  • All-American
  • Varsity starter
  • All-State
  • All Region/Conference/Sectional

Division II:

ODP Experience:

  • Tryouts/Camps
  • State Pool

Club Experience:

  • Team travels to out of state tournaments

High School Experience:

  • Varsity starter

Division III/NAIA:

Club Experience:

  • Travels to Tournaments
  • Not AYSO or REC

High School Experience:

  • Varsity Starter

*****Foreign players must have video and references

Division II/III Soccer Notes:

Over 95% Division II, III, and NAIA soccer players have club experience. Nearly 70% of Division II, III, and NAIA soccer players have earned individual recognition at the high school level if they played high school soccer.

Preferred Grades for All Divisions:

3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT (out of 1600)
(No scores needed for underclassmen)

In order to compile these Recruiting Guidelines, NCSA tracked hundreds of former NCSA student-athletes who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, polled college coaches across the nation, and analyzed college rosters at all levels of competition.

How do you match up?  Click here to create a recruiting profile in the NCSA Network and get the opportunity to connect with college coaches across the country , or call 866-579-6272 to speak to an NCAA-certified recruiting expert


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Aaron Sorenson