Roadmapping The College Process
Presented by Gary Ireland: Founder of Soccerbook:
Hosted by PSV Union FC
Guest speaker former USA & Australia Womens National team coach Tommy Sermanni
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
Are you on track to play college soccer?
How to get recruited & when to start the recruiting processLearn how college coaches recruit
What qualities do college coaches look for in a player
Learn what the college & club coaches discuss
Are your club coaches and coach preparing you for college play?
Time management-Managing your academic workload
Aligning academic and athletic ability
Finding the right fit
Use of video in college scouting & recruiting (content & duration)
How does it all work?
When to start the college recruiting process
At what age do players start getting 'seen'
How does your child get scouted (league, practice, tournament etc)
What platforms do college coaches use to scout players
What can you do to help get your child better visibility
Local v National Can i get scouted locally?
Selecting the right college environmentRoadmapping a realistic athletic/financial and academic plan
Getting your information out there
What responsibilities do players, coaches, parents, managers, clubs & leagues have in the process
Using technology to promote players' profiles
How, when and with whom you should share your information
Pass2me.com & Soccerbook tutorials
How to prepare your players for tournament showcases
How to provide ID opportunities for you players
How to tactically/philosophically play in college showcases vs. league play
Event selection. Am i taking my team to the right event?