Juniors

Legacy Players - High School Junior

  • Continue to send out soccer resumes and cover letters to prospective coaches/schools (many do this their freshmen and sophomore year).    
  • Send out soccer update letters (or emails) that outline where you will be playing so coaches can evaluate you throughout the year.   
  • Research scholarship opportunities (athletic and non athletic), if necessary. (www.collegeboard.com)
  • Take unofficial visits (unpaid by the school) to schools. Talk to students, admissions offices, and soccer coaches. Take campus tours and begin to narrow your list of schools.   
  • At the beginning of your junior year, log on to the Eligibility Center Web site at www.eligibilitycenter.org and register.   
  • Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and use the Eligibility Center code 9999 as a score recipient.
  • Double check to make sure that you are taking courses that match your high schools NCAA List of Approved Core Courses.   
  • Request that your high school guidance counselor send an official transcript to the Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. (The Eligibility Center does NOT accept faxed transcripts.)   
  • Prior to registration for your senior year, check with your guidance counselor and the Eligibility Center to determine the number of core courses that need to be completed your senior year.   
  • Send out for college applications at the beginning of the summer.    
  • Attend college soccer camps and ID camps.    
  • Review academic plan for Junior year.
  • Parents and student meet with high school counselor to review academic progress and to register with the NCAA National Clearinghouse.
  • Develop more selective college; narrow to 10 schools
  • Market yourself and send monthly information to schools in your top 10:
    • Monthly letter
    • Monthly email
    • Monthly telephone call
    • At least one informal visit
  • Explore opportunities for college / high school joint enrollment credit.
  • Visit College Nights / College Fairs.
  • Verify SAT registration deadline with counselor.
  • Get Letters of Recommendation/References.
  • Organize your personal portfolio.
  • Visit informally as many colleges on top 10 list as possible.
  • Explore possibility of enrolling in AP courses or community college courses during senior year for college credit.
  • Take SAT and ACT
    • If you did well 1800+…good job
    • If you are lower than 1800, schedule a retake and/or consider a course like Princeton Review
  • Develop your preferred college list probably less than 10.
  • Review admission applications questions & concerns with counselors.
  • Send pre-summer tournament letters and emails.
  • Pick college camps for summer; top 3-4 college choices
  • Retake any courses that you received a ‘C’ or lower in summer school to replace the grade.
  • Keep up your grades. Play, Play, Play

Legacy Coaches

  • Continue to develop you as potential college level soccer player on the field.
  • Following up with you about grades and the courses you’re enrolled in.
  • Help you start to narrow down a Top 10 list of college choices to a Top 5.
  • Make sure players are sending out personal player profiles with cover letters.
  • Continue to help with decisions about what college ID camps you might attend.
  • Continue to help with decisions on what colleges you might want to visit.
  • Enter college showcase tournaments when possible.
  • Contact college coaches you might be interested as your reference.

College Coaches

  • After September 1st, Junior Year: NCAA recruiting rules become slightly less strict. Coaches can now send all kinds of information about their school. They can even send personalized letters. Coaches can also now initiate email contact with you. You are still permitted to take unofficial visits to campus. Reminder coach’s still cant call, but you can call.  
  • July 1, between Junior and Senior Year: This is the date after which college coaches are allowed to make phone calls to you. And, coaches are finally allowed to make personal contact with you off the college campus.