What is the College Advisory Program?
The College Advisory Program (CAP) is designed to assist any Montclair Soccer Club player that has the desire to go on and play college soccer. There are many opportunities for soccer players in college and we are here to help guide you in the right direction and educate you on the process of college recruiting.
Montclair Soccer Club offers its players a program and schedule of events, including its college information night, one on one meeting with their head coach and technical director, league and state cup play, as well as attending several prominent showcase tournaments throughout the country in order to allow players the opportunity to display their talents for college coaches.
The bulk of the responsibility for getting into college rests in this order, Player, Parents, and then Club. This is a collaborative effort and while the club provides a vehicle for a player to display their talents, it is the efforts of the Player that take the prominent role.
The optimum results occur when players along with parents take the lead in marketing themselves to colleges by directly expressing interest in a particular school through presentations, letters, emails, and phone calls to college coaches. Players must put thought into their correspondence with college coaches. With experience in the process the Club can advise players on content, however showing interest in a school is the first step to being recruited.
It is worth noting that coaches are inundated with inquiries of interest so short and concise content will be most effective. The objective is to inform the coach of interest, qualifications, and where and when they may have an opportunity to evaluate the player.