Attending soccer recruiting events will help to boost your player profile. You’ll learn new tricks from experienced college coaches, and you’ll get to compete against some of the nation’s top female soccer players. NCSA’s guide explains everything you need to know about women’s soccer recruiting events. Get insider tips from NCSA’s women’s soccer experts and find girls soccer camps, combines and tournaments to attend using our list below.
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The three types of recruiting events for women’s soccer are: camps, combines and tournaments. Each play a key role in your recruiting process. Visit the pages linked below to learn the benefits for each type of soccer event.
Your goals, age, skill level, playing experience all factor into which soccer events to choose. At soccer exposure events, you’ll be competing against some of the best girls soccer players in the nation. Your soccer skills will need to be good enough to stand out. This is less important in camps where you’ll be more focused on development.
Insider tip: The cost of attending multiple women’s soccer events can add up. Before camp season begins, consider building a budget to help choose the number of camps, combines, showcases and tournaments you can (or should!) realistically attend. Talk with your NCSA Recruiting Coach to learn more about the soccer recruiting process.
View our recommendations below for when to attend girls soccer camps, combines or tournaments:
8th – 9th grade:
Focus: Soccer Skills Development
Events to attend: Soccer Camps and Clinics
Attend soccer camps and clinics that focus on skills training. Make your high school team and get quality minutes at the varsity level. Then, you can start thinking about coach exposure. If you’re a specialist player, like a goalkeeper or striker, attend camps that specialize in your position. Start looking for a club team to help prepare you for exposure events.
10th – 11th grade:
Focus: Soccer Skills Development and Exposure
Events to attend: Soccer ID Camps, Combines, Tournaments and Showcases
College coaches start evaluating you as a potential recruit. Attending soccer ID camps with multiple schools in attendance or showcases and tournaments with your club team will help you to get on “players to watch” lists. Consider going to a soccer combine to add verified stats and measurements to your recruiting profile.
Focus: College Offers
Events to attend: Soccer ID Camps, Tournaments and Showcases
Focus on attending exposure-style events like ID camps or tournaments and showcases with your club team to get in front of college coaches. This will be your last chance to show coaches what you can do on the field before your final soccer season. Go to soccer ID camps at the schools you are most interested in to get a better feel for the program, coaching staff and campus.
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