The College Campus NCAA Recruiting Resource Center
“Most students think that when they have not found a collegiate position or school, that their time is running out, but what we at Soccer up America™ have learned is just the opposite. Sometimes the longer they wait the better things are for them. But this is situational and not the best of positions to be in because the player would then have to have nerves of steel. We specialized in making that process and those and other similar circumstances easier for the underdog and student that is struggling with the recruiting process”
The High School Recruiting system is rapidly diminishing in some sports and even by area or region of the country. There was a day and time that if you developed your game and technical skills, coaches would find their way to your school for you, but in today’s world of dwindling recruiting budgets and program resources and funding along with the rise of the internet video; YouTube and social media, those days are all, but gone as we personally know players who received scholarships and just from sharing their 3 minute video! The secret to the entire process is knowing where and who to send them to and more importantly when to send them.
The most important person in the recruiting system was once your High School Coach (all Coaches) and/or the Athletic Director. Once upon a time, it only took a phone call from them and you were on the radar; in the hot seat or you were literally in the school of your choice. Today, online recruiting services can blast out your player video and profile to Coaches in the blink of an eye and many Coaches rarely even use their office phones as everyone is now mobile.
In a world of Social Media, please do not forget the personal world of human contact as any Coaches know top level Coaches outside of their areas of expertise as they have met them or even attended school with other Coaches or worked with or for them earlier in their careers. They may have even trained and/or taught that Coach earlier in their careers. Remember it’s a small world out there. Always be aware of the fact that a Coach could be recruiting another player, but may also end up recruiting you based upon your performance on the pitch or in the game no matter the sport.
Make sure that you clearly annotate and include your class year on all forms of communications with Coaches for NCAA Eligibility and recruiting purposes. If a Coach thinks you are a sophomore, instead of a senior they in most all likelihood will not recruit you when you need to be recruited. And make sure that your Name; Email Address and Phone Number is included within your actual video as coaches are scouring the web looking for players or looking for someone, but then stumbles upon your footage, but then they may have to track you down or just may decide not too. Student athletes are still discovered all the time. That is the beauty of this and it all!
We at Soccer up America™ promise, that if you have mad skills – the news will travel and everyone will come to you. So work on your game (Technical Skills) every day! But then on the other side of the coin, many Coaches and their automated responses will absolutely tell you that they will come to see you play, but never will call or show up to any of your games so you must be on your “A” game at all times. Get this, one coach actually did show up to scout a player unannounced and was extremely impressed with that player’s technical skills and athleticism, but when he saw that player screaming and yelling at his Mom, he decided right then to turn around and not approach that family.
So just because you never saw any coach at any game recruiting any player on any team that you played for or against in 4 years, it doesn’t mean that they were not there. But on the other hand you just may be correct when you are thinking that you are sure that all those coaches were at the games of the more known venues or Showcases and highly ranked privileged schools. It is a system of the haves and the have nots, but many coaches are limited or time constrained so why would they go to a high school game when they can go to the Disney Showcase and scout/recruit 1000s of TOP ECNL LEVEL players at one venue.
We will give the student-athlete access to our member Recruiting Database/Portfolio which will include the items and information listed in the tabs above.
NCAA Student Athlete College Recruiting Emails
1. The General Cover Letter
2. Before an Event
3. After an Event
4. Before a Game or Big Game
5. After a Game or Big Game
6. The Follow-Up/Checking In
7. Find Out Where I Stand
8. Finding Camps
9. Before Camps
10. After Camps
11. Campus Visits
12. Scholarship Opportunities
13. Top Choice
14. Notice of Intent to Commit
Words of Wisdom
Myths and Facts about Recruiting and Collegiate Soccer (22 Fact Sheets) that Recruiting Services Don’t Want You to Know
- Do All Communications Mean The Same?
- Growing Pains
- Are Recruiting Questionnaire a Waste of Time?
- The High School Recruiting System
- So When All Else Fails Go International
- True Story: Nightmares and Pitfalls Will Happen So,“Expect The Unexpected”
- True Story: Five (5) hours of Driving and For Nothing
- What is ACT Superscoring?
- Standardized Testing
- The Social Media Time Bomb
- So Just How Important is Video?
- SAT Score Choice
- Leverage and I’m nottalking About The TV Show Either
- College School Choice and Our Personal Experience
- Volunteer Hours
- Student Loans
- Family Life and Academics versus Sports and Athletics (The Culture Shock)
- Being Down, But “NOT” Out
- So I Got Off to a Late Start
- High School Choice
- True Story: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear From a Soccer Coach
- Recruiting Services and the Truth behind the Game.
NCAA Recruiting PSA Questionnaires
College Recruiting Questionnaires: Fill out an Application for Admissions and a Recruiting Questionnaire so that the Coach knows that you are really serious about attending their school. IN fact we should have a worksheet or checklist that charts the player’s progress through 100% completion of all required and suggested tasks for acceptance and the award of scholarships or even other funds including Student Loans. This lets the Coach know that the player is serious and that they are not wasting their valuable time. Coaches absolutely adore players who call and they see their video and is hyped about and when they say we like you – we need to get the ball rolling and that player says Coach, it is all already done. That Coach is blown away.
Visit the college websites (Athletics Page) and find the recruiting section to submit your recruiting questionnaires. This gets your name into the school’s database of high school athletes that are interested in their program. This does not mean that you are getting recruited, but you are now on the mailing list to receive information about any upcoming games, camps, showcases, and breaking news. This is a good way for you to get acquainted with coaches because you can reply back to any of the material that they are sending you.
Here is what a few college coaches had to say about recruiting questionnaires: One coach said that if they ask a recruit to fill out the questionnaire and that recruit does not do it, then they see it as the recruit not being that interested; therefore, the coaching staff will back off on their recruiting efforts for that particular high school prospect. That means as a high school recruit, don’t be lazy! Take 5-10 minutes to fill out the questionnaire and send it back.
A coach told the a recruiting Staff that if they ask an athlete to fill out their questionnaire and the athlete blows it off, then the coach sees that as a sign of disrespect. College coaches have thousands of athletes to choose from, and coaches like to get the basic information from any athlete they are interested in. However, if an athlete doesn’t follow through on this simple task, college coaches look at it from a bigger picture. A college coach will take it that this is how the athlete is with all their responsibilities — blow them off. That is not how you want college coaches to view you.
Another coach said that if an athlete submits the questionnaire, then they know that they are interested regardless of what reports might say. Most college coaches have contacts and sources that can fill them in on certain recruits, so if a recruit wants to stay close to home then schools might back off some; however, if the recruit is filling out recruiting questionnaires, the school will continue to take an interest in them. Which means the athlete now has options! Going back to our question, why should you fill our recruiting questionnaires? The best answer is that you are giving yourself options. There is no blueprint for landing an athletic scholarship, and if you don’t have other options then you put yourself at risk for not getting a scholarship offer. Most schools now have the recruiting questionnaires online at their website.
NCAA Recruiting College Readiness Rating
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NCAA Recruiting METRICS
Our College Campus Online Standardized Testing Resource Center (2)
and its state of the art Test Tracking Application (260 Points) will track
and assist the Student Athlete with management of the following critical items.