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HOW DO I PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER? I. Have Fun / Don’t Burn Yourself Out I. Have Fun / Don’t Burn Yourself Out II. What do I need to do to play college soccer.

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2 HOW DO I PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER? I. Have Fun / Don’t Burn Yourself Out I. Have Fun / Don’t Burn Yourself Out II. What do I need to do to play college soccer II. What do I need to do to play college soccer A. Be eligible / get good grades A. Be eligible / get good grades B. Take SAT or ACT (junior year/as often as necessary) B. Take SAT or ACT (junior year/as often as necessary) C. DI and DII requires Clearing House / JC transfers C. DI and DII requires Clearing House / JC transfers D. Good training on club team D. Good training on club team E. Fitness/Speed/Agility training E. Fitness/Speed/Agility training G. Get Exposure G. Get Exposure

3 HOW DO I PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER? III. How do I get exposure to coaches III. How do I get exposure to coaches A. Be proactive / don’t rely on your coaches only A. Be proactive / don’t rely on your coaches only B. Think of what type of universities you want to go to both academically and athletically (be happy even if soccer goes poorly) B. Think of what type of universities you want to go to both academically and athletically (be happy even if soccer goes poorly) C. Contact Coaches (give them a schedule) C. Contact Coaches (give them a schedule) D. Go to showcase tournaments or camps D. Go to showcase tournaments or camps E. Make resume / Video E. Make resume / Video

4 Resume Resume should include: GPA/SAT, Grad Year, Position, Number, Soccer accomplishments, School Awards, Community Service, Majors of interest, type of school interested in, coaches contact information, phone number and .

5 Video Should not be a highlight film Should not be a highlight film Game footage with limited editing Game footage with limited editing Use software where you can put a shadow to highlight the player Use software where you can put a shadow to highlight the player Make sure a game against good competition Make sure a game against good competition

6 Ways to get exposure Showcase tournaments Showcase tournaments One Day ID Camps One Day ID Camps Week long camps at the University Week long camps at the University Video Video

7 ing a Coach the Do’s 1. Address the coach in the 1. Address the coach in the 2. Include something about the program 2. Include something about the program 3. Include something about the academics or major 3. Include something about the academics or major 4. Give some key information about yourself 4. Give some key information about yourself 5. Include all details about the tournament you are in: position, jersey number, team you play on etc. 5. Include all details about the tournament you are in: position, jersey number, team you play on etc.

8 HOW DO I PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER? IV. What do college coaches look for in recruits? IV. What do college coaches look for in recruits? A. Good Grades (players must be eligible) A. Good Grades (players must be eligible) B. Players that fit into their system B. Players that fit into their system C. Players that can fill a need C. Players that can fill a need D. Physical Attributes D. Physical Attributes E. Skillful players E. Skillful players F. Movement off the ball / Positioning on field / Soccer Knowledge F. Movement off the ball / Positioning on field / Soccer Knowledge G. WOW FACTOR G. WOW FACTOR

9 ing a coach Do Not: 1. Send same to multiple coaches 1. Send same to multiple coaches 2. CC a group of coaches 2. CC a group of coaches 3. Address the to the wrong coach 3. Address the to the wrong coach 4. Write Dear Coach 4. Write Dear Coach 5. Give vague information where a coach has to search 5. Give vague information where a coach has to search

10 Sample #1 Hi Coach Marino! Hi Coach Marino! I am just starting to look at colleges and would love to play for UCLA after highschool. I have watched the UCLA Women's team play and love the style of play. I think that my 8 years of training has developed my skills towards a similar style. I am just starting to look at colleges and would love to play for UCLA after highschool. I have watched the UCLA Women's team play and love the style of play. I think that my 8 years of training has developed my skills towards a similar style. If you get a chance to come watch some of my games I would love for you to see my strong defensive mindset as well as my frequent head balls and slide tackles! If you get a chance to come watch some of my games I would love for you to see my strong defensive mindset as well as my frequent head balls and slide tackles! Shannon Morris 2016 Shannon Morris 2016

11 Sample Hi Coach Marino, Hi Coach Marino, My name is Brenda Seymour and I am very interested in going to and playing soccer for Cal Lutheran next year. Cal Lutheran looks like a great school, and I am especially interested in the Exercise Science/Sports Medicine programs. From what I have seen in the standings this season, I can tell that Cal Lutheran has a great soccer program, which I would very much like to be a part of. My name is Brenda Seymour and I am very interested in going to and playing soccer for Cal Lutheran next year. Cal Lutheran looks like a great school, and I am especially interested in the Exercise Science/Sports Medicine programs. From what I have seen in the standings this season, I can tell that Cal Lutheran has a great soccer program, which I would very much like to be a part of. About me: I have a 4.0 GPA at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, and scored a 2040 on the SAT. This year I will win my 4-year Varsity Letter awards for both soccer and track. Last year I played for Emerald City FC '91 Green, coached by Jan Smisek, and now I play for Metropolitan FC United '91, coached by Andy and Arne Klubberud. About me: I have a 4.0 GPA at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, and scored a 2040 on the SAT. This year I will win my 4-year Varsity Letter awards for both soccer and track. Last year I played for Emerald City FC '91 Green, coached by Jan Smisek, and now I play for Metropolitan FC United '91, coached by Andy and Arne Klubberud. I will be playing in the Thanksgiving Starfire FieldTurf Cup in Tukwila, WA. Will you be there? If so, it would be great if you could come watch me play. I will be playing in the Thanksgiving Starfire FieldTurf Cup in Tukwila, WA. Will you be there? If so, it would be great if you could come watch me play. Attached is my player profile. Attached is my player profile. Thanks! Thanks! Brenda Seymour Brenda Seymour class of 2010 class of 2010

12 Choosing a School 1. Major 1. Major 2. Location 2. Location 3. Size 3. Size 4. Will you be happy there if not playing soccer 4. Will you be happy there if not playing soccer 5. Be realistic 5. Be realistic 6. Players and Coaches 6. Players and Coaches

13 HOW DO I PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER? V. Questions to ask coaches V. Questions to ask coaches A. What position do you see me playing A. What position do you see me playing B. How many players are you recruiting at this position / how many returning players play this position B. How many players are you recruiting at this position / how many returning players play this position C. In order to play right away, what do I need to work on C. In order to play right away, what do I need to work on D. What system or systems do you like to play D. What system or systems do you like to play E. How does the team get a long / what is the environment like E. How does the team get a long / what is the environment like F. How do you ensure that I will graduate F. How do you ensure that I will graduate

14 HOW DO I PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER? VI. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS VI. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS


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