iSoccerPath and US College Soccer ID Camps Educate Soccer Families
iSoccerPath and US College Soccer ID Camps announces its partnership to distribute its own line of educational soccer DVDs to prepare youth players with the transition to the college level. Players and parents do not always receive the necessary resources to be prepared for the next step and just need to be given the right direction to build for their future.
Youth Soccer News: iSoccerPath, the leading education company in the US for assisting high school age soccer players to realize their dream of becoming college student athletes, and US College Soccer ID Camps, the #1 operator of college soccer ID camps in the US have entered into a partnership to host, produce, and distribute a line of education soccer DVDs.
Jeff Jaye, director of iSoccerPath and College Soccer Panels started the company as a tool not necessarily for college recruiting but as a educational opportunity for parents and players.
We streamline the process to make it step by step, and manageable for parents and players to handle. We have designed iSoccerpath as not a recruiting service, but an education and evaluation company so that we can work directly with college coaches and staffs around the country and be NCAA compliant,” states Jaye.
The education series of videos will be of actual live “College Soccer Coach Educational Panels”, “How to Interview with a College Coach”,”Parents Role in the Process”, “How to Overcome Obstacles”, “How to Get Your Emails Opened, Videos Watched and Coaches to Your Games” and many more in production.
“The goal is to get the most up to date and accurate information about the recruiting process in the hands of families and players no matter where they are in the US. There are so many soccer players that don’t have access to the secrets and the rules of how to become a student athlete that this series will be the conduit to reach millions of players and help them work to make their dream of playing soccer at the next level a reality from the comfort of their homes or on their phones is the goal” said Jaye.
“Partnering with George Kiefer, Head Men’s DI Soccer Coach at the University of South Florida and his coaches and staff with US College Soccer ID Camps who have over 1,000 players attend their ID camps each year in 3 States each year is a huge honor for us. Their reputation for hosting college ID camps is second to none.”
US College Soccer ID Camps provides an awesome opportunity for the serious soccer player with a desire of playing collegiate soccer. Over 50 Top US College Soccer Programs participate every year and come back every year to find new talent! Coaches have been chosen who coach at top Division I programs pursuing National Championships, top and middle level Division II programs, Division III programs, and even NAIA programs so that every level and type of player has the ability to be identified.
“We are very excited to partner with Jaye and iSoccerPath, and see this as a great opportunity to help educate high school age players. Many parents learn about the college identification and recruiting process a little to late, and our hope is that our DVD series will help families learn more about the process before attend an ID camp; and to help make the process much smoother for them,” said Kiefer.
The DVDs will be available online at both iSoccerpath & US College Soccer ID Camp’s websites as well as at all College Soccer Panels showcases and club panels around the US, and at all US College Soccer ID Camp locations.
When asked about the particular benefits of his company Jaye states, “The fact that we took the process down to the organic level of each grade year and then break it down into year, month calendar for parents and players to follow along. We also added an actual video evaluation by USSF National Staff coaches to help target the fit of every player in soccer and identify those colleges programs and divisions the player should be targeting and spending time and money on.”
iSoccerPath Spring ID Camps
College soccer programs offer spring ID Camps for high school players. Now would be the time to book a camp and give yourself a boost in the college identification process.
Day of Camp
- Show up 15 minutes early.
- Shake hands and introduce yourself to coaches and players.
- Show enthusiasm both on field and off.
- Make the most of your time on field.
- Talk to College Players about their experience (they help run college camps).
- Be a good communicator and teammate.
- Walk the campus while visiting the ID Camp and see if you could imagine yourself attending the institution for four years.
- Shake hands before you leave. Send thank you email and ask for your evaluation after the camp.
If you attend an ID CAMP and can visit a day earlier (Friday) or later (Monday) it would be beneficial to call ahead and try to schedule an unofficial visit with the soccer program coaching staff.
First and foremost let them know your graduation year. Research the college online and their soccer program. Players should be able to talk about the college and talk about themselves both as a player (specifically) and academically.
Ask questions about your major (if you know). Ask about success rate of graduation for their players. What is a popular major for their players if you are undeclared.
Can they give you a tour of the sports facilities for players?
Be prepared to communicate well, dress appropriately and leave with a handshake and ask if you can email them and who you should direct your emails to stay in contact.
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