Back to Blog

What is the College Soccer Recruiting Process?

Published by Colin McAtee on
What is the College Soccer Recruiting Process?

So you want to play college soccer? Or are you a parent who thinks their kid has what it takes to play at the next level? In either case you need to understand how to navigate the college soccer recruiting process so you can achieve your goals. So that begs the question...

What is the College Soccer Recruiting Process?

The college soccer recruiting process is a process of college soccer coaches identifying potential recruits, evaluating them, and ultimately deciding on if they are going to make them an offer to play for their program.

The college soccer recruiting process is hard, time-consuming, and frustrating. There is no magic trick, or software app that can automate it for you. I built SoccerCruit to give you the tool I would have loved using during my recruiting process. SoccerCruit makes the process much more manageable and streamlined, but the onus is still on you, the athlete, to take ownership of the recruiting process. You should not expect your parents or coaches to do it for you. It's time to become an adult and show college coaches that beyond a quality soccer player and student, that you are a mature and hard-working person that is going to add value to their program culture in ways that talent alone cannot.

So what does this mean for athletes?

So you are going to need to find opportunities to become identified and then evaluated from a soccer standpoint, that is for sure. More importantly, you are going to need to meet certain academic standards to just get into college, let alone the colleges you want to play soccer for. Remember that at the end of the day, the term is "student-athlete" and student always comes first. Even if you do go pro someday (spolier: you probably won't) you will not be a pro forever and you need to make school and career development a priority in your college decision process.

Where do I go from here?

I am going to publish future posts regarding the actual steps you should take to succeed in the college soccer recruiting process. For now, I recommend you signup for your free SoccerCruit account at https://app.soccercruit.com/register so that you can start streamlining your college soccer recruiting process today. Thanks so much for reading, and I look forward to helping you on your college soccer recruiting journey!

- Colin McAtee, founder of SoccerCruit

Back to Blog