nextlevel66 wrote:honestly just email the schools your interested in. they all reply. well for me they did. and make sure you get on a club team that goes to a lot of tournaments. coaches are there and they either talk to you or your coach after the game or send you a letter. I'm a junior and im going throguh the process now. so ask me for help if needed
I agree with nextlevel just email/call. You can call/email them all you want but coaches can't formally recruit you until september 1st of your junior year. That doesn't mean you can't get a head start.
Don't just look at a school for soccer, the main reason you should be going is for academics. Also talk to some of the soccer players, see how their day goes and their time management. Can they handle college classes and soccer. Most schools play year around, the regular season in the fall and most have some kind of spring season (spring isn't as long as the fall).
Don't forget academics is very important. Don't go in thinking the professor will just let you slide by. Yes it does happen but don't count on it because if you end up bombing a test but thinking "he or she will pass me" and they don't, your in deep sh*t. You need to meet a certain gpa in order to be able to playl (this is at all colleges no matter what level).
Also don't count out lower divison schools. Just because the school isn't d1 doesn't mean they aren't good. I know players who play for div3 or lower and they are great players. Look at the draft for NFL and NBA, playlers from divison 2-3 schools get picked up all the time. It's not about the school but what you make of your career while your there. If your scoring goals in every game that will get you noticed.
----next level, aren't you the one that made the thread about regional odp? how did you tryouts go? did you make it?---