Playing college soccer can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of your life. Completing your high school and club soccer career can be the springboard to many more years of fantastic soccer experiences.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER?
The answer to this question varies for each student-athlete. Studies have shown that less than 2% of high school athletes are recruited to play college sports. For the large majority of collegiate student-athletes, the dream of college sports is achieved with hard work, years of skills development, goal setting, physical development and “self-recruiting and marketing.” Marketing? Yes, the better you are at marketing yourself effectively to your potential list of schools, the more likely those schools will take interest in you.
Most college soccer programs have limited resources and usually spend their time and money on potential players who initiate an interest in their soccer program and can possibly impact their program.
The first step to playing college soccer is to embrace the reality that YOU will have to find the college programs that are the right fit for your athletic ability, academic profile and lifestyle (social) interests. YOU will have to initiate contact with the coaches at those schools. YOU will have to be persistent with those coaches. YOU will have to take ownership in your development as an athlete and soccer player. YOU will have to develop your skills, game awareness, physical condition and mental toughness. YOU will have to take ownership in your academic profile — your grades, test scores and academic eligibility.
FC Boulder Annual College Advisory Program Monthly Calendar
Below are the tentative monthly meetings. Subject to change.
January – College Coach Panel discussion
February – National Letter of Intent signing; Financial Aid Presentation
Late March/Early April – Spring Break for BVSD, St. Vrain
April – Summer College Planning Seminar
– ID camps, resume, contacting coaches
June/July – Possible College ID Camp conducted by college coaches in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Cup/NPL Playoffs
– Workshop for rising seniors
August (late) – College Prep Seminar (Where to begin the college search, application and financial aid process) presented by Peak Admissions
September/October – Test Prep Advice presented by Huntington Learning Center
December (early) – College Recruiting Seminar (Importance grades, classes, contacting coaches, profiles)
– Financial Aid Presentation
Testing dates 2013-‘14
ACT: 9/21/13, 10/26/13, 12/14/13, 2/8/14, 4/12/14, 6/14/14
SAT: 10/5/13, 11/2/13, 12/7/13, 1/25/14, 3/8/14, 5/3/14, 6/7/14