Presentation on theme: "Lonestar Soccer Club College Placement Program. Lonestar Soccer Club Introduction College Alumni Key people Factors to Consider Marketing and Promoting."— Presentation transcript:
Lonestar Soccer Club Introduction College Alumni Key people Factors to Consider Marketing and Promoting
College Placement Program Over 250 former Lonestar players on current college rosters, many on significant Soccer & Academic Scholarships 2009 class included 75+ players moving on to play in college Lonestar hosts 2 college showcase tournaments each year in Austin with over 100 coaches attending annually Lonestar also organizes dozens of college coaches visits to Austin throughout the year Because of our success on the field, our teams get invited to the top college showcase tournaments around the country
Samantha Atkins - Trinity University, Avery Blasi - University of Houston Ariana Calderon - University of Texas @ San Antonio (UTSA) Carmela Doerr – The Academy of Arts University in San Francisco Lindsay Euers -Trinity University, Roxy Farrell - Cisco JR College Caitlin Fennegan - Baylor University, Chanel Felder - Cisco Junior College Chelsea Flores - Hardin-Simmons, Jessica Fuston - Texas Tech University, Jordyn Garcia - UTSA Michelle Hagen - Baylor University Kali Hellinghausen – Northwestern Samantha Johnson - U of Kentucky, Chelsea Jones - Texas A&M University Rachel Lenz - Texas A&M University, Chelsea Letzer - Southwestern Kierstin Luber - College of Wheaton, Massachusetts Cara Lumpkin – Texas Weslyan Megan Machansano - Oklahoma State, Caitlyn Maggio – Oklahoma, Nicole Martin - Washington University @ St. Louis, Amanda Ortegon - University of Alabama Taylor Person - Texas State University, Lauren Peterson - Southern Methodist, Lindsey Posner - Sam Houston State A Selection of 2009 Alumni
Austin Ricker - Hardin-Simmons, Jessica Rightmer - Auburn University, Paige Rodriguez - Sam Houston State, Huntsville Texas, Alex Saraceno – UTSA, Alissa Scott - Texas State University, Kylie Shuster - Hofstra University Kate Singleton - University of Arkansas, Nora Skelton - Texas A&M University, Chelsea Smith - Stephen F Austin Danielle Snyder - University of Texas @ SA Emma Staley - Texas State University, Jorden Smith – Cisco Jnr College Taylor Thigpen - Hardin-Simmons, Megan Torres – UTSA Michael Lisch - Wake Forest University Lucy Wagner - Middlebury College, Erin Wikelius - Texas Tech, Casey Wilhelm - University of Oregon, Matt Karkos - Southwestern Ben Hammonds - UT Tyler, Marco Alcocer - Clemson University Josh Caffey - University of New Mexico, Jesus Cruz - High Point University, Phillip Dormont - High Point University, James Elder - Appalachain State, Ben Killian – Ohio State University Wesley Nelson - Clemson University, Fejiro Okiomah - High Point University, Alesi Osorio - East Tennessee State, Todd Ray - High Point University, Alex Zerbst - University of Incarnate Word A Selection of 2009 Alumni
Lonestar Soccer Club Factors to consider: Choose the right school: Academic Match, location, size, social activities – Initial list of 20 – 30 schools. Choose the right soccer program: Ability level, roster size and graduation, system and style of play, coaches philosophy. Useful website: http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/adv_typeofschool.jsp http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/adv_typeofschool.jsp
Lonestar Soccer Club Marketing and Promoting: Prepare Resume Prepare Letter of Introduction Send letters of interest informing coach of playing schedules: tournaments, training times, league matches. Visits to School College Soccer Camps Follow up – Perseverance!!!!!!!
Lonestar Soccer Club Role of the Key People: Coach: Advise, promote, make calls to coaches before major tournaments, monitor interest with college coaches in players: Tracking Sheet team; Tracking sheet club Tracking sheet club Parents: Support and guide. Player: Take responsibility, maintain high GPA, get the highest SAT and ACT score you can, communicate timely and effectively.
Lonestar Soccer Club There is a place in College Soccer for YOU: Promote Persevere Play!!! “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” Vince Lombardi “What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.” Alexander Graham Bell