Getting started – A recruiting timeline during High School

Getting started

A recruiting timeline during High School


Attend High School orientation

Set four year Academic Plan with your high school counselor

Start a college folder with Montclair Soccer Club (MONTCLAIR) staff members

Set academic goals with family

Set soccer achievements for yourself

Wish List of college you would to attend

Be apart of school activities (i.e. student government, club…)

Community service opportunities


 Set Academic Plan for school year with counselor (Review & Revise)

Review grades and goals with parents

Start listing 20 schools you are interested in

Add to your MONTCLAIR file a contact lists (include school, coaches name, e-mail)

Attend “College Night” at high school functions

Sign up for PSAT

MONTCLAIR team going to College Showcases

Meet with your MONTCLAIR Coach or Director of Coaching with your parents to go over plan

Start gathering information to write your cover letter, and resume

Your MONTCLAIR folders starting to fill up with information

Continue to visit college campuses

Focus on Grades!

Review NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide


Review & Revise your four year Academic Plan with high School counselor

Have your MONTCLAIR college folder ready to use at all time

Visit college nights and college fairs

Verify SAT registration deadlines with high school counselor

Get letters of recommendation

Complete your Cover letter and Resume with MONTCLAIR Coach

Visit colleges to find size and climate you preferred

Take SAT and ACT

Attend Financial Aid workshop

Start NCAA Clearinghouse Application

Take AP Classes or Honor Classes if possible

Have your top 10 preferred college list

Review college applications for admittance with your counselor

Your MONTCLAIR team is competing in College Showcase Tournaments

Really focus on your Grades “Demand Excellence”

Beware of Scholarship Scams


Apply to the University of Choice (Sept., Oct., Nov.)

Finalize application essay topics

Finalize your recommendation letters

Review application essay with parents and teachers for proofing

Get Financial Aid forms on Jan. 1st

Meet all application/ scholarship/ housing deadlines

Parents and student meet with school counselor to finalize transcripts

If necessary re-take SAT and ACT (last date in Dec.)

Send Mid-Year & Final Transcripts for Clearinghouse

Meet with MONTCLAIR Coach, Assistant Director or Director of Coaching for assistance

Follow up on all letters written to college coaches

Have a strong soccer season

Take recruiting visits

Send final transcripts to the University you have accepted

Attend Financial Aid meeting