Key word for rising seniors – short list.

Juniors, what’s the number one piece of advice from a college-bound senior?  Start the college selection and planning process early!!  The earlier, the better!

 

Not surprisingly, many juniors have a hard time accepting the fact that, in just 6 short months, they will be seniors, and subsequently, they will be applying to college.  This notion may feel a bit scary- after all, it involves a lot of change.  So, because kids love to procrastinate, they might put off serious college planning, research, and college visits until summer.  The problem with this approach is that summer tends to get busy and fly by in a flash.  When students finally start to think about college in earnest, possibly half way through the summer, they get overwhelmed by the vast amount of choices, the lengthy applications, personal statements, and more.  But it doesn’t have to go this way!

Key word for rising seniors – short list.   You were ask to put a list together your sophomore year of 20+ potential colleges.   That list was cleaned up and Adjusted junior year with the Top 15.   That list was the focus of communication and showcases.   That should have started serious conversations with potential colleges.

The summer of a rising senior should be filled with college visits (non-soccer) and college ID college specific camps.  By the end of summer, the student-player needs to have a short list (under 7) of targeted colleges.   On the other side, the Student-player needs to be on the short list of college coaches.  You should be having communication (email, in-person, etc) with the coaches.   Their feedback should let you know there is interest.

Next step is to send the application for admission to the college.  After acceptance, circle back to the coach for roster spots.

National Letter of Intent for Soccer and Men’s Women:            February 1, 2017

 

 

Finding the Right College

Finding the Right College Summary

 

Right College

MTSA gives you the training and tools. It is up to you to get recruited for soccer.

Funny video of player expectations.   Remember – MTSA gives you the training and tools.   It is up to you to get recruited for soccer.

 

Haverford College One Day Clinic

Haverford College One Day Clinic
ID Clinic (Registration attached) 

Haverford Camp

Men’s Soccer One-Day Clinic

Monday, January 18th, 2016

9:30-1:30 pm

Featherbed Field

Cost: $125

 

This clinic is for any boys, grades 9-12 who are interested in Haverford College or wants to be trained and evaluated in a college setting.  Space is limited to 44 players so register NOW!

 

Following the clinic, we will host information session about Haverford College & the men’s soccer program from 2:00-3:00 pm.  Parents and all players are welcome!
Please return the attached registration to:
Shane Rineer

Men’s Soccer Coach
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041

For questions please contact
Shane Rineer, srineer@haverford.edu

LIMITED TO 44 PLAYERS:
8 GOALKEEPERS
36 FIELD PLAYERS

Please keep us posted on your teams upcoming schedule and if you have not done so, please complete our online recruiting questionnaire

 

 

POST – Tournament email to college coaches – example

Hi Coach Black,

 

Thanks for your email.  I have two videos, a 2013 highlight video and a 2014 highlight video.  Here is a link to both of them:

 

Enter First video link…………….

Enter Second video link………….

 

I have been in contact with our manager and club coach and our team has applied to Dallas Cup and I will let you know if we are accepted.  If we do not play Dallas, we will play the Las Vegas Showcase. We will also be playing in the Coastal League out here on the West Coast.

 

Here is a link to my high school transcript.  I will have the updated transcript through the first half of my junior year later this week.

 

Enter link (PDF) of the academic transcript………..

 

Here is a picture of my current grades this semester that calculate to a weighted 4.0:

 

I am taking a practice ACT in December and the real ACT and SAT in early February.  I have been taking ACT classes.

 

Looking forward to your thoughts,

 

A recruit.

 

 

OR…

 

 

 

Dear Coach Black,

Thank you for coming out to tournament name today and watching some of our game. I was excited to hear that you asked my manager about my colleges of interest. I am definitely interested in the University both academically and for the soccer program. At this point I am thinking about majoring in business, and, of course, I’m interest in the business is an excellent business school. My overall GPA is a 3.83, however I am currently pulling a 4.0 this semester. As my coach my have mentioned, a few of my strengths are my speed, my play making ability and the fact I can play off of both feet (although I consider myself mainly left-footed).

I am including a link here to my NCSA recruiting profile to give you more information and some videos of me. I would like to get on the phone when you have a chance to discuss what it would take to earn a spot on your roster.

Thanks,

A Reruit

Pre Tournament email to College Coach – example

Dear Coach [Recipient Name]:

My name is John Doe and I am a midfielder on the East Coast Raders Club Team.  I am currently a junior at Essex High School and beginning my college search.  I am interested in attending Boston University and contributing to your soccer program.  I believe Boston University is a good fit for me academically and athletically and have attached my resume for your review.

 

I would very much like you to watch me play.  I will be in Des Moines, Iowa with my club team, East Coast Raders, for the National Showcase in a few weeks. If you or one of your staff is planning on making the trip, I would love it if you would watch me play.  My squad number is 14 and I play as a Central Midfielder.  As of right now, here is our team’s schedule for the tournament:

 

Saturday, July 4: 12:00 PM vs. Team X on field 16.

Sunday, July 5: 12:00 PM vs. Team Y on field 12.

Monday, July 6: 3:30 PM vs. Team Z on field 10.

 

If there are any changes to our schedule, I will make sure to email you with any updates in a prompt fashion.  My attached resume also includes a list of upcoming tournaments.

 

I recently visited your athletic program’s website and completed the online player profile questionnaire.  I also noticed that your team has had a great deal of success in your non-conference schedule. Based on your online roster, it looks like you are graduating three midfielders in the year in which I would enter.  I hope you will consider me in your 2015 recruiting class.

 

I believe that I could be an asset to your program both on and off the field. Thank you for your time and I hope you can make the trip to Nationals to watch us play.

 

Lehigh Men’s Soccer is hosting 3 ID Clinics over the fall and winter months

Lehigh Men’s Soccer is hosting 3 ID Clinics over the fall and winter months. We are almost 2 weeks away from our first Clinic. If Lehigh is a school you are considering these Clinics are an excellent way to be evaluated by our coaching staff.

The purpose of these clinics is to provide a competitive training environment for the college bound player. Training and playing sessions will be designed to assess players readiness for Division 1 competition. Players will be evaluated by the Lehigh Men’s coaching staff in the following disciplines:

  • Technical Mastery
  • Tactical Understanding
  • Training habits and mentality
  • Speed training
  • Ball agility training
  • Competitiveness
  • Leadership
  • Goalkeeping
  • Coachability

Clinics are designed for experienced, college bound players currently in grades 9-12. This is a great opportunity for interested Lehigh prospects!

Clinic Dates

Clinic 1: Sun, Oct. 4th, 2015 9:30am – 3:00pm
Clinic 2: Sun, Nov 1st, 2015 9:30am – 3:00pm
Clinic 3: Fri, Dec. 20th , 2015 9:30am – 3:00pm

Villanova Soccer is ranked #25 nationally and excited to invite you to SHOWCASE at our one day soccer camps.

Villanova Soccer is ranked #25 nationally and excited to invite you to SHOWCASE at our one day soccer camps.

Coaches from Philly U, Chestnut Hill, Arcadia, Richard Stockton, Rosemont, Immaculata, Lycoming, and Cabrini will be at the camp. More coaches will be added soon. Please visit www.vusoccer.com as we get closer to the camp for a complete list of coaches in attendance.

Dates are:

Sunday, Nov 1st from 10am – 4pm

Sunday Dec 6th from 10am – 4pm

All players will train with Villanova Coaches from 10am -12 am than showcase in front of the best regional college coaches in the country from 1pm – 4pm. Our “parent favorite” college recruiting presentation will be from 12 noon – 1pm along with lunch. Players are expected to bring their own lunch.

All activities will be hosted on the prestigious west campus soccer fields at Villanova University.

REGISTER NOW BECAUSE SPACE IS LIMITED!!!  Registration is on a first come, first come serve basis. We expect to sell out by early October.

 

Nov 1st, 2015 – click here to register
Dec 6th, 2015 – click here to register

Haverford College Fall ID Camp

Haverford College Fall ID Camp

ID Clinic (Registration Attached) 
October 12th, 2015

Please return the attached registration to:
Shane Rineer

Men’s Soccer Coach
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041

For questions please contact
Alex Kulp, akulp@haverford.edu

Please keep us posted on your teams upcoming schedule and if you have not done so, please complete our online recruiting questionnaire.
Thanks,

 

Coach Kulp

Haverford College Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

 

So You Want to Play College Soccer?

So You Want to Play College Soccer?

 

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