NEU College Recruiting/Selection Seminar
Where: Star Hill Athletic Facility (Main Building Second Floor - Group Exercise Studio) When: Sunday February 18, 2018 Time: Starts at 5 PM and will run about an hour and a half - depending on questions What: A successful approach to the college recruiting process Who Should Attend: Parents and players (Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Uncommitted Seniors) Seems like yesterday doesn't it? Now they are actually considering college options. It's hard to believe. When I first s
Nailing the Interview with the Coach - 8 Key Tips!
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
Why are College Showcase Camps so Important...
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
Tips for This High School Season
So the High School season has started and you're focused on winning games for your beloved mascot! Highly admirable and lots of fun. Playing for your school can be one of the most enjoyable times of your life. The build-up before the games, the game day hype, the excitement of the game and of course, post-game celebrations. It just doesn't get any better than that...or does it? Now think about playing at the college level and how exciting that can be! Multiply the High Sc
Inviting Coaches to See you Play - How to Stand Out in the Crowd!
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
How to Not Look Silly When College Coaches Come to Watch You Play
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
How Soccer Fits into My Life
It's never too early to start thinking about how soccer fits into your life and your future. We all play, but we also all have different interests and goals in life. You may have an undying desire to play in the English Premier League - that's ok. You may also love to play the game, but even though you're really good you play just because it's fun - that's ok too. We are all different and the reasons that we play are all different. However, sometimes we just don't know wh
I am Only a Sophomore - is There Anything I can Do?
Your sophomore year is the perfect time to start. It sounds like it's way too early to begin and your player is likely not even thinking about college yet. There's just too many other distractions. However, this is the perfect time to get them going on the process, even though it may take a little pushing. It's also a perfect time for you to start thinking about it. It is important, it is a complex process and can be very expensive. Very expensive... So even if it's o
Hooray! I've Cut it to My Top Three...How to Get to #1
You've spent a couple of years trying to find the right college. You and your selection team have done it all the right way. Well, maybe not everything, but nothing that you couldn't recover from. You used the 7 Step Process. Now you've narrowed it down to three great colleges. Question is: How do you get from three down to one? You will fall into two distinct groups. The first group is - you knew the second you walked on campus that this was right for you! This is whe
Recruiting Checklist for Your Post-High School Season
You just finished your High School season and won the State Championship. OK, maybe not the championship part... But it was a long and fun season. The question now is what should you be doing over the next couple of months? There is a lot you can do, so here are a couple of tips: 1. - Update your online profiles on the NEU site and others that you may have. Things have changed - add this past seasons accomplishments. 2. Prepare for the upcoming college showcase tournaments.