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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 .
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:
The Soccer Institute provides the soccer community
in the United States with regional and national services.
|Guide to Services|
The TSi Training Center includes air-conditioned residential lake-front cabins for summer camps, tournaments, and visiting club, college, and professional teams from the US and abroad.
|The Soccer Institute||Contact Information|
|Phone:||(440) 708 - 6053|
|Fax:||(440) 435 - 2020|
|National Training Center:|| 17445 Huntley Road, Windsor, Ohio 44099
(NE Ohio - 35 miles east of Cleveland in scenic Geauga County)
|Map / Directions:||Map / Driving Directions (Greater Cleveland Ohio)|