PREPLAN: Through Elementary and Middle School your athlete must pursue not only the highest scholastic track for their ability, but also the highest level of soccer. Financial planners want to meet with families as early as possible, but no later than the student’s 8th grade year. While athletes may earn scholarship opportunities, families need to discuss college expenses with a wise financial planner. Additionally, selecting the right college campuses for soccer camps in the summer and over school breaks gives your athlete the additional life experience they need to make choices about schools. ID Camps give athletes a variety of college experiences and the unique opportuntity to live on campus for a night or more. Camps are a proven strategy for connecting with coaches.
LAUNCH: Freshmen and Sophomore high school students must start communicating with college coaches. Guidance in selecting the right list of prospective coaches will improve your opportunity for a successful selection to a quality program that meets your goals. Next, you must organize the college comparison, track timely communication and contacts, and continue to improve you soccer skills while building an excellent relationship with your current coach. Critical decision points on this path include identifying academic qualifications for selected schools, how application and acceptance decisions are determined by those schools, and whether the student’s soccer abilities and potential are a reasonable fit for the soccer program you’re pursuing.
CRAM: Junior and Senior students are in their final opportunity phases. D1 scholarship offers will be limited after Christmas of the student’s junior year for female athletes. Male athletes have more time, but the recruitment trend continues to press student athletes to make early, wise decisions. If you are just getting started, call today for help focusing your recruiting campaign.