Recruiting Timeline and Information

Sophomore Year

    (College coaches are unable to contact you – drop in visits and player initiated contact is allowed)

    • Financial
      • Discuss the family college budget with your parents. Most athletic scholarships are partial scholarships, so family budget might be a factor in which colleges you pursue.
      • Research merit based grants and scholarships.  Track deadlines and requirements


      • Register for The NCAA Eligibility Center – This certifies whether prospective college athletes are eligible to play sports at NCAA Division I or II institutions
      • Prepare for ACT or SAT – take the PSAT test
      • Continue improving and maintaining GPA


      • Fill out/update the PBFC College Recruiting Worksheet
      • Draft the following
        • Letter of interest from you (student athlete) to the head coach of the desired school(s)
        • Cover letter elaborating on the reasons you chose a particular school and why you feel the school is a good fit academically and athletically
      • Complete Recruiting Questionnaires on individual college soccer websites
      • Send introduction emails to coaches at target schools stating your interest in their program and any upcoming matches
      • Continue the College Exploration Process by researching and visiting colleges of interest


      • Send Letter of Introduction and player profile to colleges of interest before each tournament/showcase
      • Record/acquire game film and create sophomore year highlight tape (HS and club)
      • Update Player Profile on FieldLevel and College Fit Finder
      • Update your soccer resume
      • Attend College soccer games or training session of the division/level of the schools you are targeting