Commitment Process Part 1

07-13-2017

Hey guys! I'm going to be posting two parts about the commitment process for women's soccer, and part one is going to be focusing on the basic NCAA rules and regulations, along with general guidelines, that I think could help enlighten anyone wanting to play at the next level.

So for Division 1 soccer programs, college coaches CANNOT contact you until September 1st of your junior year in highschool. It is not allowed per NCAA, so don't get offended or feel rejected if coaches don't contact you back before this date. Division 2 soccer programs can respond after June 15th of your junior year, and division 3 programs can respond after you finish your sophomore year. Now, this doesn't mean you should just wait until those dates to contact coaches. They will get your email, text, or voicemail, they just won't be able to respond, unless they respond through your club/ highschool coach. That means that you have the be the mover and shaker when it comes to getting coaches your information. YOU have to email them, YOU have to be responsible and make that phone call.

Once you have good contact with a coach, you may be asked to go on an unofficial visit. This is different from an official visit in that the college CANNOT pay for anything. You have to provide transportation, food, and a hotel if you do not stay in the dorms. On official visits, the college can pay for all of that, and pay for a hotel for your parents. 

 

 

Hey guys! I'm going to be posting two parts about the commitment process for women's soccer, and part one is going to be focusing on the basic NCAA rules and regulations, along with general guidelines, that I think could help enlighten anyone wanting to play at the next level.

So for Division 1 soccer programs, college coaches CANNOT contact you until September 1st of your junior year in highschool. It is not allowed per NCAA, so don't get offended or feel rejected if coaches don't contact you back before this date. Division 2 soccer programs can respond after June 15th of your junior year, and division 3 programs can respond after you finish your sophomore year. Now, this doesn't mean you should just wait until those dates to contact coaches. They will get your email, text, or voicemail, they just won't be able to respond, unless they respond through your club/ highschool coach. That means that you have the be the mover and shaker when it comes to getting coaches your information. YOU have to email them, YOU have to be responsible and make that phone call.

Once you have good contact with a coach, you may be asked to go on an unofficial visit. This is different from an official visit in that the college CANNOT pay for anything. You have to provide transportation, food, and a hotel if you do not stay in the dorms. On official visits, the college can pay for all of that, and pay for a hotel for your parents. 

 

 

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