How many players work year after year, session after session, ice bath after ice bath, only to give it up at the end of high school? At FC Sarasota, our College Soccer Liaison works diligently to identify those players interested in playing college soccer. Once there is interest from a player and his/her family, the Liaison starts a program to help market, promote, enhance and distribute the necessary information to college coaches.
This page is dedicated to help those players get into a college soccer program.
First, they will want to talk to your current club coach. So it is important to give your coach plenty of GOOD things to say. Like, "he or she is always on-time." Or, "She works hard every session." Or, "He listen and does as instructed." Now, none of the beforementioned has anything to do with playing ability, but we will get to that.
The college program at FC Sarasota is taken seriously by Coach DeClerico. He recommends that the process start at the age of U16. This gives the players, coaches (both collegiate and club) and parents the opportunity to establish relationships and fully understand the goals of each player.
Initially, players and parents sit down together to go over a thorough questionaire. The purpose for this is to get an idea of the following:
After this point, the Liaisons design a plan for the players to follow. This plan is a roadmap to get the players noticed, in touch with and in front of schools that offer college soccer. This is all done in compliance with NCAA rules and without cost from FC for the services.
To get started, fill out all necessary fields in the form to the right. A college liaison will be sure to get in touch.