February 20th, 2019 by Mike Getman

Now that you know that you need to be thinking about college in your Sophomore and Junior year (in an earlier Issue of “Get Soccer”), and you have created your list of colleges to contact, and you know what to put in your resume, here is another step. This should be one of the first steps you should take.

Ask your High School and Club Coaches whether or not they think you are College material and what level team they think you could make. There is a level for almost every High School player that wants to play in College. There are levels by Division and levels by how seriously the College pursues a winning Soccer Team.

Then ask your Coach if he would contact the College Coaches at the Colleges you are interested in. They can send a quick email to those Coaches, letting them know of your interest and describing your talents. And of course making themselves available to answer any questions about you. If they personally know any College Coaches, that can make the contact even more effective.

Your High School and Club Coaches are a great resource, use them.