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
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
The Coach - Who's Interviewing Who?
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'
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
Your Coach is Your ACE in the Hole
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
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.