With less than 2% of all youth soccer organizations providing families any meaningful guidance TSC Hurricane Soccer Club is giving members FREE College and Recruiting Guidance as a member benefit.
87% of all parents say a college education is the most important promise they will make to their child - yet few soccer organizations provide guidance or support. TSC member families now have unlimited FREE college support to help make the right connection academically and athletically.
“We are excited to introduce our Members Only College Center to ensure all kids who can make it in college make it to college”, said Jim Tindell, Executive Director of TSC Hurricane.
“Recruiting services are luring families into spending thousands of dollars with negligible results. College coaches and admissions officials want to hear from kids not a recruiting service. Our families have instant access to 5800 Universities in the United States and Canada, and nearly 5000 collegiate soccer covering NCAA – NAIA – NCCAA – USCAA & NJCAA Sports so they can tell their story and get recruited academically and athletically”, added Jim.
In partnership with The Sport Source®, TSC families receive FREE practice PSAT – SAT – ACT test, mentor support, grades 9-12 planning, scholarships along with a video library filled with tips and advice from college coaches, players and other industry professionals to help families navigate the college maze in an easy to follow format.
Founded in 1989 The Sport Source® and each year over $300 million in scholarships, grant and aid is awarded to families using this proven approach.
“While organizations talk about helping kids plan for college, Jim and TSC is one of the few organizations committed to helping players on and off the field. The kids are our future and we are pleased to partner with TSC to ensure all kids who can make it in college, make it to college”, said Charlie Kadupski Founder & CEO of The Sport Source®
NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, and NJCAA all have different recruiting guidelines that each follows. College coaches are restricted from contacting recruits during certain periods of the year. In contrast, the rules for potential recruits contacting coaches are not as strict. Therefore, it is important for athletes to directly contact coaches early and often to promote interest and form relationships.
- When to start? Initial contact can be made as early as the Sophomore Year.
- First step. Visit the team website and complete the questionnaire. Research the school, academics, social life, soccer program and roster (graduating class and underclassmen).
- Second step. Prepare a personal email or letter to introduce you. This letter should be personalized for each coach and include your team name, squad number, upcoming tournaments with game times and fields if available. Familiarize yourself with the program and provide program specific references in your letter.
- Attending a school’s summer camp is a great way to see the campus, but more importantly, spend time around the coaching staff for an extended period of time.
- Follow-up. Prior to tournaments, you should reconnect with the coach either by phone or email to confirm playing times and field information. Take time to prepare your talking points. Speak to your club coach and make sure you are playing in the game that you are asking a coach to watch.
- Remember, NCAA coaches are not allowed to approach or speak with a potential recruit during the tournament/showcase. However, NAIA and NJCAA schools are.
- Post tournament. Send an email to see if they attended the showcase, and/or attended any of your games, and thank them. If possible, upload tournament highlights via YouTube and send the coach a link.
- Common mistakes. Do not send generic emails with "Dear Coach". Do not carbon copy multiple programs in one email. Do not have your parents call or write for you. Coaches want to learn about you and know that you are capable and mature.
Remember that coaches are being contacted by 100s of prospects. Be persistent and creative in how you reach out to coaches. Start contacting coaches early and often. If you are not following up with a coach, remember another player is.
Also, you will find a list NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, and NJCAA Men's and Women's programs from around the state, region, and across the country. Remember there are alot of opportunities out there, these are only a few. Good Luck.
Any questions you may have do not hesitate in contacting us.