Ok, you finished your tour of the campus and now it’s time to sit down with the coach. You contacted him ahead of time and you’re all set to spend a very short 30 minutes with him. Let's make the most of it. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So what are some of the things to do to make sure you make a good first impression? Here are a few tips: Be a good Boy/Girl Scout – Be Prepared! Turn to your best friend – Mr. Google. Then dig in an
College showcase camps and college ID camps are held throughout the year. A college showcase camp is a 3-5 day training camp that is held where college coaches provide the instruction and training for attending players. Many are overnight camps, but some are not. An ID camp is generally a one day camp sponsored by a particular college or colleges. If you attend a college showcase tournament you will have the opportunity to have some college coaches stop by and maybe see yo
As the high school season approaches, it is a great opportunity to connect with a few of your targeted college coaches and invite them to see you play. Whether a junior or a senior, it’s perfect timing. So how do we go about it? How do you stand out in the crowd? Let me offer a little insight and some suggestions. If you already know the coach then you can just send them an e-mail invite. If you haven’t yet met the coach, then I recommend a two step process. Step 1: Send
Once you get the opportunity to sit down and speak with a coach, make sure that you are prepared. Remember that you should be interviewing the coach. You are going to make a major commitment to this college so you have a major stake in this relationship. Ensure that you get your questions answered. Here's a couple things that you need to do in preparation: 1. Research the college - visit their website and read everything about it. 2. Make sure you visit the 'Soccer Team's'
Oh no, two coaches read my e-mail and their coming to the GPS Tournament to see me play. I sent out all those e-mails, but I didn't really think they would actually e-mail me back! What do I do now? Coaches really do read e-mails and if you follow the process and do it right - be professional, show interest in their college and soccer program and do your research - they will come see you play. So what do you do now when they're watching you play? I would say, don't be ner
That's right, Coach Awesome is your ACE in the hole! We know you love your coach, because we're all awesome! Right? Ok, be nice! Regardless of your answer, your coach plays a major part in the college recruiting process. Of course they train you and make you a better player, but they can also be an ACE. Let's take a closer look... A stands for ADVICE. As you navigate the process and maybe become a little lost or confused, reach out to your coach. They are glad to help a