If you are looking to play college soccer and get a college soccer scholarship, there are a few things you should know. These scholarships are very competitive and the competition level is going up every day. High school soccer has exploded in popularity and therefore many more student-athletes are looking to play at the college level.
The best way to get a college soccer scholarship is be a blue chip soccer player. These players are head and shoulders above their competition. They are extremely talented and skilled and every college coach worth his salary already knows about these players. These players are usually snatched up quickly by the power house colleges and universities.
The next best way of getting one of these scholarships is simply being at the right place at the right time. Hey, it does happen! If you play on travel teams and showcase events, the right scout or the right person may be there to get your name out to college coaches. However, this is a very hit and miss solution to being recruited.
For all the rest of the thousands of high school soccer players out there, the best way to get a college soccer scholarship is to become a marketer and promoter. No, I’m not talking about taking a part-time job in an advertising company, I’m talking about marketing and promoting yourself to college coaches.
Coaches will always need players. At some of the smaller Division I schools and below, these coaches can’t just fly across the country in search of good players. They need others to help them learn about quality players who may be available. That’s why these coaches will want to hear from you.
If getting a college soccer scholarship is your goal, or even your dream, you can make it happen. You don’t have to be a blue chip player or in the right place at the right time to be recruited. You simply need to start marketing and promoting yourself to college coaches!