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High School Soccer Players - Preparing for college soccer

Jerry Yeagley - retired IU
Men's Soccer Coach
Captured six NCAA titles !

If Indiana isn't calling...

You might need some help with your college soccer recruitment!!!

Check out the tips on our site...or contact us for a professional consultation.

We provide many services for high school soccer players seeking college soccer admission and scholarship support.

We accept a very limited number of qualified college student athlete prospects  each year. 

We make no guarantees about getting you a scholarship...or even admission to a top school.

What we do promise:

We will provide an honest evaluation of your soccer ability.

We will review your academic record and guide you in the admission process.

We will provide you with the information on NCAA rules for recruiting, eligibility and admission to college, and we will direct you toward appropriate college soccer programs.

We will also make contact with collegiate coaches to provide our reputable and proven recommendation on your behalf. 

College Soccer ....a great way to continue your career!

The Soccer Institute

College Soccer Guide - 
provides links to Men's and Women's College soccer programs, NCAA Eligibility Rules, admission criteria, scholarships, and insights for prospective student-athletes entering the recruiting process.

TSi will also feature highlight articles from college coaches and players, bring you the latest rankings, NCAA Tournament schedules and results for both Men's and Women's college soccer, and special topics during the fall.

COLLEGE SOCCER is the natural progression for talented and dedicated youth and high school players. 


 HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYERS:

 You probably spend a great deal of time all year training to improve your skills, fitness, and game play...
 
 What are you doing to prepare for college soccer admission?

DID YOU KNOW....

         NCAA Rules require you to take specific CORE Courses to be eligible to play in college.
         NCAA Rules require you to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.
         NCAA Rules require you to take the SAT test and achieve a specific score to receive a scholarship.
         Most colleges have a sliding admission scale...factoring in both SAT scores and high school GPA.

COLLEGE SOCCER... A summary for the high school player

College coaches are busy people.  They have to train and monitor their current student athletes, scout opponents, handle administrative details (schedule games/team travel, budgeting, NCAA compliance) and of course there is the RECRUITING !

The United States is a big country....geographically and in population....so coaches can't see everyone!

High school players (also called prospects) will be competing for admission and limited scholarship funds with a lot of  other high school players from across the nation for that scholarship to the top programs. 

So you will likely need a few tips to get you started in the right direction.     See TIPS below.

How do you get recruited to play college soccer ?

Well...if you are very lucky...your high school or club coach knows all the college soccer coaches personally, has a good reputation with them for identifying and developing players that succeed in college so their recommendation is valued and gets you in the door.   Most high school players aren't so lucky...

High school prospects should take the initiative to send a letter with a resume to college coaches in their freshman year to request information that is required for admission to that school.   Many high school players wait until Junior year...when it's too late to make up missing core classes, or raise their GPA (Grade Point Average) high enough to meet certain college standards...like CAL and the IVY LEAGUE.

Playing high school and Premier club soccer provides prospects many advantages; the primary one is admissions support and for the elite player assistance with financing a college education.

         BENEFITS of being a recruited STUDENT - ATHLETE:

  • Admission support by the athletic department may get you in to a top rated school.
  • Athletic Scholarship funds for exceptional athletes.  Many opportunities for female soccer players!
  • Academic Support for enrolled student athletes.
  • Athletic housing, Team Travel, and building lifetime friendships.
Tips for HIGH SCHOOL players:    
1.     
Send a letter right now to the college coaches at schools you are considering attending.
2.     
In the letter include contact information, year of high school graduation, and playing awards/history.
4.
     Ask the coach to send you the school requirements for admission. 
5.      Ask the coach about their recruiting needs for your year of graduation and if scholarship is available.
6.      You should watch the college team play, so you know their level of play, system, coaching methods. 
7.      Many high school recruits are unrealistic about their goals.   Everyone can't play division I !!!
8.      GET YOUR ACADEMICS IN ORDER NOW !     Coaches want responsible students that they don't have to follow around to get them to attend class and stay NCAA Eligible.   YOU become a much better prospect for the college coach to support with admissions if you have a good academic record.   

REMEMBER: College Coaches can only support a limited number of prospects each year!   

NOTE:  The Soccer Institute will provide you with a free sample prospect letter to send to college coaches.   
IT's FREE... we are just trying to help athletes and college coaches.           
Send email requests to:  info@TheSoccerInstitute.com for your     sample prospect letter.

College Recruiting

bullet Advice from College Soccer Coach Perrone Ford
bullet So You Want to Continue Playing Soccer in College - Here's How! - good step-by-step approach to winning a college soccer scholarship and choosing a college.
bullet How College Scholarships Really Work
bullet How to Acquire College Level Sports Skills and then present them to College Coaches by Bob Collins, Editor Student Athlete magazine
bullet How to Get Accepted at the College of Your Choice... and Get a Place on the Team by Bob Collins, Editor Student Athlete magazine
bullet Want to go to College Free and Play Soccer? by Bob Collins, Editor Student Athlete magazine
bullet Student-Athlete Eligibility and Recruiting Frequently-Asked Questions - from NCAA website
bullet Soccer America's College Choice Guide 2001
bullet College Recruiting - How is a Coach Going to Evaluate Me? 
bullet A Call to Coach - River Forest Youth Soccer 
bullet A Delicate Balance Between Academics and Soccer
bullet My kid is going to make it in the big leagues! by Dr. Dan Freigang
bullet More links to Articles for Soccer Parents and Players
bullet Jump to College Soccer
bullet How To Make A Recruiting Video
bullet Student Athlete Scholarships Foundation
bullet Soccer America Magazine's College Choice Guide 2003-04 - The high school soccer player's shopping guide to college scholarships.
bullet College Coaches On-Line
bullet A Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes and Their Parents - Updated
bullet Jock Scholarships - Free website with links to all colleges and the sports scholarships they offer
bullet Picking Your Team by Mike Getman, UAB Men's Coach
 


Compliance with Eligibility Requirements is critical to obtaining an Athletic Scholarship.  Learn more by visiting the NCAA's website at http://www.ncaa.org

 The Soccer Institute provides a college recruiting service.  The services guide below is available to a limited number of prospective student athletes each year.  This year we assisted Larry Slaughter of Beachwood HS in Ohio and provided him with references and personal phone calls to collegiate colleagues we know....

One of those lucky schools is going to get a very good collegiate player in their freshman class next fall !
Larry recently gained admission to Cornell...and is weighing that choice among his other options...Good Luck!

                                                                                                        
The Soccer Institute provides the soccer community
in the United States with regional and national services.

Guide to Services

  • Youth Soccer Leagues and clubs:          Youth leagues - Coaching and Player development Programs and Camps at your location.
  • Summer Residential TEAM Camps:        High School Team CAMPS and Youth Club TEAM camps are our SPECIALTY !
  • Summer Residential Camps:                    Residents (Ages 9 -18)   Youth and High School Elite Academy Camps
  • Summer Camp/Tournaments:                  Four teams per Weekend stay overnite at TSi for camp training and 4 tournament Games
  • Summer College Pre - Season:                Men's and Women's College teams rent our facility for a GET-A-WAY Pre-Season Training Camp.
  • Tournaments:                                               We host SPRING, FALL, SUMMER YOUTH TOURNAMENTS (4v4, 7v7, and 11 v 11) . 
  • Consulting - Events/Marketing:                 Commercial/TV/Movie technical direction / Events and Marketing for corporate partners
  • College Recruit - Referral Services:       Our services are limited to a small number of qualified candidates annually.
    • We guide our clients through the college soccer recruitment, admission, and scholarship process.
    • We observe, evaluate, train and provide reference for our clients to our national college coaching network.
    • Prospects should contact us in their Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior Year.       

      The Soccer Institute (
      TSi) National Training Center is located in the Cleveland, Ohio region.
      The seventy-five acre scenic campus in Geauga County is located 38 miles east of Cleveland.  Map/Directions
      Ground transportation from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is provided for resident campers.
       
        
        Regional Services

          Residential and Day Programs at the TSi National Training Center include:
  • Summer Day Camps:                                  Youth (Ages 5 - 16) Recreational to Elite (Premier) level players.   SKILLS CAMP.
  • Summer Residential Camps:                    Residents (Ages 9 -18)   Youth and High School Camps
  • Summer Residential TEAM Camps:        High School Team CAMPS and Youth Club TEAM camps are our SPECIALTY !
  • Summer Camp/Tournaments:                  Four teams per Weekend stay overnite at TSi for camp training and 4 tournament Games!
  • Summer College Pre - Season:                Men's and Women's College teams rent our facility for a GET-A-WAY Pre-Season Training Camp.
  • Tournaments:                                               We host SPRING, FALL, SUMMER YOUTH TOURNAMENTS (4v4, 7 v7, and 11 v 11)
  • TSi Premier FC club soccer:                     U8 - U18 Premier Club Soccer year round teams and training programs.

                      

 The Soccer Institute  Contact Information 
 Email:  Info@TheSoccerInstitute.com
 Phone:  (440) 708 - 6053
 Fax:  (440) 435 - 2020
 Mailing address:  PO Box 945    Chardon, Ohio 44026
      
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