Recruiting Timeline

Recruiting Timeline

Freshman Year

  • Establish a strong GPA
  • Continue playing club soccer and train at the highest level possible
  • Begin the college exploration process bystarting to think about college preferences
  • Create an email address that is used exclusively for soccer only
  • Watch men's or women’s college soccer games live or on television
  • Prepare Individual Player Profile for tournament and showcase player profile books
  • Focus on improving the elements of your game that need to be strengthened
  • Attend TSC College Recruiting Seminars
  • Get Fit or Stay Fit

Sophomore Year

  • Continue to maintain a strong GPA
  • Prepare for ACT or SAT
  • Continue the College Exploration Process by researching and visiting colleges of interest
  • Update Player Profile
  • Send Letter of Introduction and player profile to colleges of interest before each tournament/showcase
  • Organize a system of tracking correspondence with individual college coaches
  • Create a list of schools that meet your college preferences
  • Attend College ID camps at schools on your list.
  • Attend TSC College Recruiting Seminars
  • Complete Recruiting Questionnaires on individual college soccer websites
  • Review NCAA Clearinghouse requirements

Junior Year

  • Register for NCAA ClearinghouseContinue to send letters of interest and Updated player profile prior to each tournament or event. 
  • Always include schedule of tournament games, jersey numbers and year of graduation in every email.
  • Narrow your list of schools and prioritize- remember to be very realistic
  • Continue to attend summer ID camps and Winter ID events for colleges of high interest only
  • Engage in regular correspondence with coaches
  • Watch college soccer games- either live or on TV
  • Make unofficial visits to colleges of interest and meet with coaches
  • Schedule and complete official visit(s)
  • Take SAT and/or ACT tests
  • Obtain financial aid forms online or from guidance counselor (FAFSA forms)
  • Attend TSC College Recruiting Seminars

Senior Year

  • Check status with NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Complete FAFSA forms with updated tax information
  • Schedule and complete official visit(s)
  • Complete college applications
  • Keep coaches updated on individual achievements and team events
  • Continue to train on the edge and compete at the highest level possible
  • Attend TSC College Recruiting Seminars
  • Stay FIT

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