It is our goal to provide an additional level of service in connecting players to colleges through the PSV Players Showcase. Beyond providing facilities and games for players to showcase, and inviting coaches to attend, we will be helping participants put their information out to colleges, and further reaching out to colleges ourselves to put them in touch with prospective players.
The PSV Players Showcase was specifically designed to be a small event so that we can best help showcase talent as well as help more players reach out and get in touch with colleges.
Here are some of our college services. We welcome you to take advantage of this.
1) Using Pass2Me (www.pass2me.com) to submit your College Profile
PSV Union FC has been using Pass2Me to connect our players to college coaches. Both a social network for soccer users and a college recruiting tool, Pass2Me allows prospective players to have a single account to do both social networking (communicate with friends, teammates & coaches) and maintain college profiles and connect to college coaches. We are working in conjunction with Pass2Me specifically for this Showcase in order to help college-bound players.
2) Template letter to Colleges (to be sent from your coach or manager to any college coach):
Posted on our tournament webpage is the template letter that our host club, PSV Union FC, uses to reach out to college coaches to assist our players in connecting to colleges and getting opportunities to be seen. Please feel free to edit and use this as a template to do the same for your players. Click here to email us and request a copy of this letter.
3) List of Colleges that your Players are interested in (for PSV Player Showcase to submit to colleges):
As a service to all the players participating in the PSV Players Showcase, our tournament staff welcomes you to submit a list of the colleges, based on our list of colleges in Northern California below (plus any that are not listed), that are on any of your players' lists of prospective colleges.We will take this list and let coaches in these respective colleges know that players attending the PSV Players Showcase are interested in their school. On the tournament webpage is our list of Northern CA colleges (Chico to Fresno/SLO area) for you to refer to. A number of other CA colleges outside of Northern CA have also been invited to our tournament.
4) Submit a College Profile & Make Contact with Colleges:
- Sign up as a member of Pass2Me (www.pass2me.com) and click on your College Tab to start the process. Find out more about this service at http://www.pass2me.com/help.php, under the “Pass2Me College Services” section).
- Please be aware that the service will not be active, i.e. your profile will not be available for colleges to view, until you pay for the membership ($9.95/month). You may enter your profile info and save it online, but it will not be accessible to coaches until you pay for the service.
- Once a player has submitted her profile, we encourage you as the coach, manager or individual player to contact schools you are interested in to inform them about your profile. Note that the profile is not tied to this Showcase and will be active for 1 month (or more if you renew it) and can be used for your own individual purposes for other events you are attending or as a reference when you reach out to colleges.
- Please note that we as a Showcase are not able to individually list players with college profiles in our Media Guide or Pass2Me college group page due to space constraints. However, all players attending the tournament will be listed in our guide (as long as your info is submitted by your coach/manager) and on our group page for college coaches, with relevant information for colleges.
- Find out more about this service at http://www.pass2me.com/help.php under the Pass2Me College Services section.
More colleges will be included in the list as they confirm their respective attendance.
PSV Union FC has been using Pass2Me.com connect our players to college coaches. Both a social network for soccer users and a college recruiting tool, Pass2Me allows prospective players to have a single account to do both social networking (communicate with friends, teammates & coaches) and maintain college profiles and connect to college coaches. We are working in conjunction with Pass2me.com specifically for this Showcase in order to help college-bound players.
Submit a College Profile:
Team rosters for every team will be posted by us regardless but individual players with profiles will be noted to help colleges identify who has an accessible profile. This list will get submitted to college coaches so they can further follow up with players. College coaches who are signed up for Pass2Me (and only verified coaches) can see your profile. We also encourage you to contact these schools yourselves to get in touch and tell them about your profile.