DO YOU WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER?

ABOUT COLLEGE SOCCER RECRUITING

College soccer offers athletes the opportunity to play against high-level competition while also studying at a University. College soccer is also a popular and competitive NCAA sport with many international players on college rosters. However, to get there you will need to focus on the  fundamentals  in the earlier stages of high school. In the recruiting process, there are several student-athletes who already have some tournament and club experience. College soccer programs are always looking for strong, motivated and team players. College soccer teams play a variety of season games throughout the fall leading up to the main goal of reaching the postseason tournament called the College Cup.

If you want to maximize your exposure and be seen by college coaches you need to create an online recruiting profile with an NCAA verified third party. Your profile allows college coaches to properly assess you as a prospect because it includes all the information they want to see including your recruiting video, key stats, academic level (GPA) and contact information.​

WHY PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER?

  • Maximize your potential: Learn and apply the values that are useful in all aspects in life. College sport teaches you the importance of teamwork, leadership, goal setting, work ethic, time management, discipline and handling pressure.

  • Develop relationships and make connections: The network you create from your sport can open the door for many things in life including job opportunities, friendships and partnerships.

  • Live a healthier lifestyle: Regular exercise helps boost immunity and contributes to overall physical health. 

WOMEN'S SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP STATISTICS

The following table numerically summarizes the availability of women's soccer scholarships across the United States. Note: This shows the number of maximum scholarships a college can provide. This is called “fully funded”. However, many colleges do not have the maximum and therefore the number of total scholarships can be less than shown in the table. Athletic scholarships at colleges change yearly with increases and decreases, so you cannot fully determine who has available scholarships except by joining a network like IMRecruitable where you can find out directly what is available from the coaches. 

HOW TO MAKE A SOCCER RECRUITING VIDEO

Follow the guidelines that we have set for creating a highlight video, and you will be on your way to gaining attention from coaches to ultimately earn a college scholarship. 

 

  • Shoot video from at least a few feet above the ground to gain a higher perspective (the use of a tripod will be necessary).

  • Do not zoom in and out of the player or ball

  • Be able to get multiple players in the shot to show full play

  • If showcasing a field player, footage should only be game footage

  • Do not add any special effects (music etc…)


 

Match footage should include:

  • Goals (shots on goals and assists)

  • Corner kicks and goal kicks

  • Crosses

  • Steals and tackles

  • All passes (clean passes to teammates)

    • Thru balls

    • Keeping possession

  • Ball handling

 

Goalies

  • High and low dives to both the left and right

  • High balls (punching)

  • Punting

  • Goal kicks

 

Notes

  • If a midfielder, coaches want to see that you are able to handle the ball and push it up the field.

  • If a defender, coaches want to see that you can tackle and steal 

  • If a goalie, coaches really want to see lateral movement and all around athleticism in the box. 

  • When making a footage of a match, try adding an arrow or try highlighting where you are on the field when the play starts.

CREATE A FREE recruiting PROFILE

College soccer recruiting is highly competitive and requires you to get access to college coaches. This is where IMRecruitable can provide you with a competitive edge and 10x your chances to get recruited! We can connect you with EVERY college and coach to help you maximize your exposure and opportunities. It takes one minute to register and then your soccer profile will be accessible to college coaches: The decision makers! Click Here to create our FREE profile.

Tarek Merchant

Recruiting Expert, CEO/Founder - IMRecruitable 

"It's never too early or late to start your recruiting process! There is an opportunity for everyone, so start your recruiting profile today and give yourself the best chance to play college sports and earn a college degree."

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