Passionate soccer players of all ages and experience levels dream about making a career out of their favorite sport. Whether you dream of helping your team win the World Cup or becoming the world’s next Pele, it all starts in high school. You can get your soccer career started at The Kiski School where we have a state-of-the-art training facilities and an experienced coaching staff. With our athletic resources and these tips on how get scouted for college soccer, there’s nothing standing between you and your dream.
First, you need to decide which college soccer program will fit your needs. Do you want a scholarship to help you pay for school? Or, do you eventually want to become a professional soccer player? If your decision begins and ends with getting a scholarship, less competitive programs may be of more interest to you. If your dream is to go pro, then you should do your research. Find the schools with highly competitive programs that produce other all-star pro athletes.
After you’ve selected a few programs that interest you, you have to start building your soccer resume. Play as often as you can and participate in soccer tournaments. Scouts attend tournaments because it’s an easy way for them to see multiple players at once. The more you play the more you can develop your skills and get more exposure. Compile video footage and stats to add to your resume. Including other sports in your portfolio doesn’t hurt either. Playing two or more sports helps young athletes avoid burnout and demonstrates that you’re a natural athlete with a diverse physical skill set.
Don’t make the college coaching staff come to you. As early as freshman or sophomore year of high school, you have to approach the soccer coaches for the programs you want to attend. You can do this in a variety of ways. Start by sending an email with your resume or even approach them on social media. If they’re active online, you can follow their advice and engage with them so they know your name and will remember you later on.
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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, private, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States. Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes AP and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery. Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.