Soccer 25 August 2010 Comments Off

Soccer Recruiting Guidelines

Division I Expectations:

  • Possible ODP Experience:
    • National Team/Pool
    • Regional Team/Pool
    • State Team (not pool)
    • Adidas ESP Camp
    • Heavy Club Experience
      • Premier Club member and attendance of major tournaments, such as:
        • Surf Cup, Disney Showcase, Jefferson Cup, Blue Chip, Celtic Cup, Mustang Invitational, WAGS Cup, etc.
        • Some Upper Tier Women’s Soccer Clubs:
          • Dallas Texans, PDA, Carmel United, Slammers, Michigan Hawks, Eclipse FC, San Diego Surf, Bethesda United, Mustang Soccer
          • Some Upper Tier Men’s Soccer Clubs:
            • Washington FC Premier, FC Delco, Scott Gallagher, Arsenal FC, Sockers FC, Chicago Magic, Casa Mia’s Bays, FC Greater Boston
            • Expected High School Experience/Honors
              • All Region/Conference/Sectional , Varsity Starter, All-State, All-American
              • # of Schools with Varsity Programs:
                • Men; 204
                • Women; 322
                • # of Athletic Scholarships per team
                  • Men; 9.9
                  • Women; 14
                  • Total # of Soccer Student-Athletes
                    • Men; 5,607
                    • Women; 8,117

Division II Expectations:

  • Possible ODP Experience:
    • State Pool
    • Tryouts/Camps
    • Club Experience:
      • Out of state travel tournaments
      • Expected High School Experience/Honors
        • Started Varsity
        • # of Schools with Varsity Programs:
          • Men; 181
          • Women; 228
          • # of Athletic Scholarships per team
            • Men; 9
            • Women; 9.9
            • Total # of Soccer Student-Athletes
              • Men; 4,919
              • Women; 5,437

Division III/NAIA Expectations:

  • Possible Club Experience
    • Tournament travel
    • AYSO and REC leagues do not count as club experience
    • High School Team Experience
      • Started on Varsity
      • # of Schools with Varsity Programs:
        • Division III
          • Men; 407
          • Women; 428
  • NAIA
    • Men;  218
    • Women; 219
    • # of Athletic Scholarships per team
      • Division III
        • None for Division III
        • Division III schools offer merit, academic and need-based scholarships
  • NAIA
    • Men; 12
    • Women; 12
  • Junior College
    • Men; 18
    • Women; 18
    • Total # of Soccer Student-Athletes
      • Division III
        • Men;  11,075
        • Women;  9,803
  • NAIA
    • Men; 4,553
    • Women; 4,078
  • Junior College
    • Men; 5,024
    • Women; 3,210

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