Our Unique Approach To The College Soccer Recruiting Process
Our daughter, a 17-year-old soccer player with dreams of playing soccer in college….1. is not part of an ECNL club2. is not part of a super club by any stretch of the imagination (her team is perhaps top 15-20 for her age group in our state)3. has never been to Surf Cup, National Cup, Texas Shootout, Disney Showcase, PDA Showcase, WAGS Tournament, Adidas Blue Chip Showcase, Raleigh Shootout, Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament, Score at the Shore, any ECNL events, or most of the other major college showcase tournaments (she did guest play at the Las Vegas College Showcase one year)AND YET during the college recruiting process ….4. she received interest from three former Division 1 national champions; and,5. is verbally committed to a nationally-ranked D1 program (at the school she’s dreamed of playing for since she was nine years old).How did we do it?
Tracy Proulx - blog moderator
I started to make a webpage about searching for a college soccer program, but I'm not an expert on college recruiting. So instead, I decided I would just blog about what we are learning in the process of helping our high school Junior go through this. It has been an interesting journey so far, but I imagine it is not unique in the least. There are definitely things that would have been nice to know if I had known what to ask before this point in time.