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College and Alumni Info

Posted Mar 28, 2014

This section will help familiarize you with the college recruiting process. Though many larger soccer clubs insist that you must play for a high-profile club in order to play in college or be recruited, the reality is college coaches find players from many different clubs and programs.

Your work ethic to improve as a player, your desire to compete in college and your tenacity to contact coaches and find the right college and program will play the biggest roles in determining whether your soccer career continues once your high school and club playing days are over.

While our pages contain useful information and provides an overview of the college recruiting process, it is not a substitute for your own work in this area. Gather more information using the resources contained. Study the colleges as well, because no resource can tell you about every school. In short, this information is a beginning, not the end, of your search for opportunities in college.


NKSC College Overview
General info regarding your college and college soccer journey

Timeline for College Prep
Provides year by year recommendations for help with your college and college athletics search

NCAA and NAIA Explainations
Defines, compares and explains NCAA Division I, II & III and NAIA programs.

Sample Recruiting Questionnaire
Gives you an idea of the questions that may be asked by a coach or program to find out more regarding the athlete.

Examples of Player Letters to Coaches
WORD documents for downloading (right click and "save as") and modification

Taming the College Athletics Dragon
Information regarding finding a college program from a college coach's perspective.

Recruiting Resources
Books, and web links to help with your college and college athletics program search.

Sample Player Profile
Example to give you some ideas of what to put on your player profile

Guidelines When Making a Recruiting Video
Good point and ideas for making your video

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