Good grades and test scores are a plus. It helps out the coaches a lot. A 4.6 GPA (out of 4.0 I'm assuming) is stellar! What are your test scores like? I don't think college coaches really care about handling the workload, but it def. helps to show you have good grades. Most coaches really bend over backwards, and jump through a lot of hoops to try and get players to commit (the ones with low grades and low test scores). They work with admissions to get this kids accepted. Now thats not say they won't do well in college, most do, but it gives you an idea.AmericanFutballer wrote:I don't know if this is the topic to start college discussions, but I'm going to ask anyway lol.
What is the best combo for an athlete to stand out to college recruiters? I have a 4.6 weighted going into my Junior Year and play Varsity on a pretty big school. We are in the division for the biggest school like population wise and will be challenging for state next year. I also am trying to play up with the U18 age group at my club so I can go to the Disney Tournament which is apparently really big for college recruitment over the summer.
Anyways, do you basically need to show you can handle the workload of college while maintaining a high level of play at the college level?
I know my level of play can compete at college level, or atleast I can keep up with college players I can't change the game though, not now atleast.
I'd seriously get on a good club team. This is where college recruiting happens. Contrary to popular belief college recruitment doesn't happen through high school soccer. Coaches simply don't have the time and money to travel state to state to see 1-2 guys playing high school soccer. Club soccer, big college showcase tournaments, nationals,etc are where it happens.
College really isn't that hard, unless your studying a science. If you manage your time well, study and go to class, you should be able to maintain the eligability GPA, I think its a 2.5
I suggest making a soccer resume. Include grades, any ap or honors classes, academic awards done, test scores, soccer things like awards, odp involvement,etc.
Fill out those recruit questionare forms. As I said in a previous post a lot of this falls on the player, plus it can't hurt.