If you are serious about college soccer recruiting and playing in college, you probably feel like you are already doing everything you can to play at the college level. In fact, you are most likely doing what all your competitors are doing. Are you:
1. Playing on travel teams
2. Playing on several travel teams
3. Attending soccer showcases
4. Attending soccer camps at various colleges
5. Attending skills camps
Chances are, you are doing all these things and more. The real problem is, so is everyone else. I don't have to tell you that college soccer recruiting is very competitive. You are already aware of that or you wouldn't be reading this article. You need to find a way to get an advantage over your competition.
How can you do that? You can do it by simply by marketing and promoting yourself to college coaches. The specific steps involved are:
1. Tracking all your key stats and accomplishments during the school season and travel season
2. Developing a soccer athletic resume that shows your stats, your key accomplishments, and your coach contact information
3. Ask your coaches to write an evaluation of you to be sent to college coaches
4. Start making contact with college coaches
The dirty little secret is that not all the best high school soccer players ever get mentioned in the college soccer recruiting circles. Why? Simply because college coaches don't know about them. They simply can't recruit you, if they don't even know your name.
Ford made the Mustang a huge hit in 1965 (and still today) by marketing and promoting it. Coke sells billions of dollars of soft drink each and every year by marketing and promoting it. You must view yourself the same way. You are a product (a high school soccer player) that needs a consumer to learn about you. Let college coaches know about you and you can come out a winner in the college soccer recruiting process!