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1 FORZA FC College Advisory Program Selecting a College Forza FC College Advisory Program1

2 Inform players and parents the key factors in selecting a college – Location – Environment – Size – Academic life NCAA Opportunities Core Requirements Player Profiles Year-by-year breakdown of things to do 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club, 20122

3 Close to home, or far away Desired climate Rural or City Forza FC College Advisory Program3

4 Religious Background Conservative or Liberal Private, Public, or Military Forza FC College Advisory Program4

5 Large or small classes Size of the school Personal attention/Professor availability Quality of teaching (Grad Asst. or Professor) Professor-student ratio Forza FC College Advisory Program5

6 Desired field of study Interest in a graduate program Placement rate Entrance requirements Forza FC College Advisory Program6

7 Men’s Soccer NCAA programs Division I204 programs Division II 194 programs Division III 405 programs 803 total NCAA programs Forza FC College Advisory Program7 Women’s Soccer NCAA programs Division I325 programs Division II 255 programs Division III 429 programs 1,009 total NCAA programs

8 1,812 Men’s & Women’s Soccer programs sponsored by the NCAA – An average of 8 open roster spots per team Approximately 7,248 students athletes nationwide have a chance to compete at the next level Be honest and forthright in conversations with your student athlete about the appropriate level of competition There is a suitable home for everyone based on academics and athletics Forza FC College Advisory Program8

9 English (4 years) Math (3 years) Natural/Physical Sciences (2 years) (1 year of lab if offered by high school) Additional courses in English, Math or Natural/Physical Science (1 year) Social Science (2 years) Additional academic courses (any above areas, foreign language, philosophy, etc.) (4 years) TOTAL 16 CORE COURSES Forza FC College Advisory Program9

10 Students must have a minimum 2.3 GPA in the core subjects 10 of the 16 core courses must be completed before the senior year Div. 1 uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core GPA. – To see the sliding scale, see Forza FC College Advisory Program10

11 English (3 years) Math Algebra I or higher (2 years) Natural/Physical Sciences (2 years) (1 year of lab if offered by high school) Additional courses in English, Math or Natural/Physical Science (3 years) Social Science (2 years) Additional academic courses (any above areas, foreign language, philosophy, etc.) (4 years) TOTAL 16 CORE COURSES (minimum 2.0 GPA) 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

12 Personal Academic Soccer Coach Reference Other Forza FC College Advisory Program12

13 Name Position Number DOB Height and weight Clearinghouse # 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

14 High School Name Classification Graduation date GPA, SAT, and ACT, AP Classes, Academic, and Honors Career Interests Extracurricular activities (Clubs and activities) 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

15 Club team(s) Team achievements High School team achievements ODP Team achievements Tournaments attended Tournaments attending 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

16 Coaches Name Coaches contact ( and phone) CAP Director (CAP Director ) Director of Coaching (Director of Coaching ) High School High School Coaches Name (coaches ) 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

17 Videos Articles 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

18 Meet with Guidance/School Counselor and discuss a solid academic curriculum Evaluate your academic weaknesses and work on improving them Read the NCAA publication-Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete Read the NCAA publication-NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Forza FC College Advisory Program18

19 Register on a recruiting website-www.berecruited.com, sportssource.com, captianu.com, NCSAsports.org Assess your strengths and weaknesses as a player and improve where needed Practice on your own-fundamentals and ball skills Participate in extracurricular activities-school clubs/honors society/church group Create a list of 100 College programs interested in attending— attach copy 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

20 Confirm academic plan for school year with counselor (Review & Revise) Evaluate and Review your academics and goals with your parents—Focus on Grades Attend "College Night" at high school functions Review NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete GuideNCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide Add to your college folder a contact lists (include school, coaches name, ) Meet with the CAP Director and with your parents to go over plan Forza FC College Advisory Program20

21 Start gathering information to write your cover letter, and resume to build your college folder Continue to practice on your own—Multiple skill sets (i.e. striking with all parts of the foot, shaped passes, driven passes, receiving technique) Participate in extracurricular activities-school clubs/honors society/church group Create a list of 100 College programs interested in attending Sign up and take PSAT and the PLAN—Experience taking tests 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

22 Narrow list of 100 down to 15 Practice on your own—Fundamentals and ball skills Attend a school’s summer soccer camp (School name: ___________________) Begin visiting college campuses—See what you are interests Attend College Showcases with your Forza Futbol Club 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

23 Confirm academic plan for school year with counselor (Review & Revise) Concentrate on your Grades "Demand Excellence" Visit college nights and high school college fairs Review college applications for admittance with your counselor Start NCAA Clearinghouse Application (latter part of Jr. year)NCAA Clearinghouse Application Submit transcripts to the NCAA – No grade changes after the transcripts have been submitted. Take AP Classes or Honors Classes, if possible. Attend a Financial Aid workshop Forza FC College Advisory Program23

24 Get letters of recommendation Make your Forza College folder accessible at all times Complete your cover letter and resume with CAP Director Participate in extracurricular activities-school clubs/honors society/church group Take an ACT Prep Class Verify SAT/ ACT registration deadlines with high school counselor and take the SAT and ACTSAT and ACT – When registering for these tests, request a score be sent to the NCAA The college code for the NCAA is 9999 Narrow your wish to a top 10 preferred college list Practice on your own—Fundamentals and ball skills 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

25 Understand tactical aspects of the game (Pressing, positional play, lines of confrontation and restraint) Visit colleges to find size and a climate you prefer—Make ”unofficial” visits Attend College Showcases with your Forza Futbol Club team and be seen 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

26 Finish your four-year academic plan with high school counselor and grades Attend Financial Aid meeting Get Financial Aid forms on Jan. 1st Finalize application essay topics Finalize your recommendation letters Review application essay with parents and teachers for proofing Meet with CAP Director for assistance Forza FC College Advisory Program26

27 Take recruiting visits Follow up on all letters written to college coaches Apply to the University of Choice (Sept., Oct., Nov.) If necessary re-take SAT and ACT (last date in Dec.) Send Mid-Year & Final Transcripts for Clearinghouse Practice on your own-fundamentals and ball skills Have a strong soccer season Participate in extracurricular activities-school clubs/honors society/church group 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

28 Parents and student meet with school counselor to finalize transcripts Meet all application/ scholarship/ housing deadlines Send final transcripts to the University you have been accepted at 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,

29 4/18/2015Copyright Forza Futbol Club,


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