With high school sophomore, junior and senior players planning for college soccer, having adequate information to help you make the right decisions is crucial. Official National College Athletic Association (NCAA) information is located at www.ncaa.org. Your New York Elite Alleycats FC coaches are also a good source of information to help plan your future soccer career and answer any questions you might have. Preparation should begin in the freshmen year and include:
- Creation of a Soccer Profile to document your experience and achievements
- Compiling a video clip containing key plays to highlight your skills (no more than 5 minutes long)
- Contacting College Coaches at schools where you are interested in attending and playing, and notifying them when/where they can see you play
- Participate in College Showcase Tournaments with your team
- Attending College ID Camps and Showcase Weekends to play in front coaches who may not be able to see you at tournaments
- Visiting local area colleges (while traveling for showcase tournaments
Watch for announcements for college information sessions typically scheduled in February.