In travel soccer, there is a lot of hype and misleading statements associated with the college soccer recruitment process. Our club will assist interested players that have a desire to play in college in manner that is grounded on reality and not hype.
Our club will help open doors and assist players. However, its up to the player to walk thru the door. The soccer recruitment process is different than other college sports. A player must take a proactive role. There is no soccer club that can replace this step. The college coach wants to hear directly from the player and not thru a proxy. Otherwise, the college coach will quickly focus their attention on other prospects.
It is our position as a club that players should not play the game for the sole purpose of acquiring a future college soccer scholarship. There isnt much soccer scholarship money. Furthermore, we encourage you to goto college for your education first and to play soccer second. It is our position that players should focus on playing the game to have fun, learn, compete, and develop to their full potential. If a player establishes this foundation and has a strong desire to play in college or beyond, then we as a club will assist the player.
Please understand that grades will make or break your chances of playing in college regardless of your ability.
This guide is straight from the NCAA
New York Times article from March 2008 addresses the reality for athletic scholarships
San Fransciso Chronicle article from 2005 addresses the reality behind soccer scholarships
CBS BusinessNet article on the myths of athletic scholarships
Actual data that shows the number of athletic scholarships including soccer.
Peterson's guide to college talks about athletic scholarships
NCAA article on athletic scholarships. Do a search for HOW DO ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS WORK on the NCAA website to find this article directly.
FinAid discusses sports scholarships