Next College Student Athlete Named Official Recruiting Partner of US Youth Soccer
NCSA Will Provide College Recruiting Tools and Resources to US Youth Soccer Members and Coaches
CHICAGO (January 15, 2019) — Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, has been named the official recruiting partner of US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in America and the leader in youth soccer.
As the official college recruiting partner, NCSA will provide educational tools and resources to US Youth Soccer members with the goal of assisting families in navigating the college recruiting process. Athletes will have the option to receive a free NCSA profile when registering with US Youth Soccer and gain access to additional college recruiting resources, as well as NCSA’s robust network of college coaches.
“There are over 50,000 young men and women playing soccer at the collegiate level today,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “As US Youth Soccer’s official college recruiting partner, NCSA will help guide the next class of college-bound athletes and their families through the college recruiting process to find their best fit.”
Additionally, US Youth Soccer will integrate NCSA recruiting software, Coach Packet, into all of its regional and national events. Coach Packet provides easy access to the latest rosters, player data, schedules and custom evaluation metrics by taking the historic bundles of paper handouts at recruiting events and complementing them with a dedicated universal iOS app.
By using Coach Packet on their mobile devices, college coaches and scouts who attend US Youth Soccer national and regional events will have an easier, more efficient way of recruiting and evaluating players.
Club coaches will also have free access to NCSA’s team recruiting platform, Team Edition, which allows coaches to track and help guide their athletes' college recruitment process with easy-to-use software.
Team Edition provides exposure to athletes and teams, connecting users to NCSA's database of more than 35,000 college coaches across 34 sports.
“Providing every possible opportunity for our athletes to continue playing the game is a priority of US Youth Soccer, and NCSA provides college coaches with the necessary tools to evaluate our players who dream of playing at the next level,” said US Youth Soccer CEO Chris Moore. “The college recruiting process can be intimidating for families, but this partnership with NCSA helps to educate college coaches about the great young athletes competing in US Youth Soccer programs.”
Founded in 2000 to help educate student-athletes and their families on the college athletic recruiting process, NCSA combines proprietary technology with specialized recruiting experts to offer a comprehensive approach to every phase of the recruiting process.
About Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC, NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting hundreds of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports each year. Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer – "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sport organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information,visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.