April 17th, 2022 by Mike Getman

As a continuation of the step by step guide to recruiting, this issue will focus on Academics.

Don’t let your grades limit your choices. Make sure you have the grades necessary to be admitted to the College you want to attend.

Make sure you take the ACT or SAT as soon as you can and take it as often as you can. It won’t hurt to take a practice test or to get help in preparing for the test. The higher your score, the more schools will be interested in you.

One of the first things most college coaches look at is your GPA and your Test Scores. I know you get tired of hearing it, but it is important. Most colleges offer more Academic Scholarships then Soccer Scholarships. The more effort you put in the classroom, the more soccer opportunities you will have.

If a college can help pay your costs thru academic scholarship, the coach doesn’t have to spend as much money out of his scholarship budget to help you.  Most colleges will “stack” academic and athletic money.  This means you might receive more financial help then if you have to rely on Athletic Scholarship money only.