1. Send out soccer resumes and cover letters to prospective coaches/schools (many do this their freshmen and sophomore year).     
  2. Send out soccer update letters (or emails) that outline where you will be playing so coaches can evaluate you throughout the year.    
  3. Research scholarship opportunities (athletic and non athletic), if necessary. (www.collegeboard.com)
  4. 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.    
  5. At the beginning of your junior year, log on to the Eligibility Center Web site at www.eligibilitycenter.org and register.    
  6. Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and use the Eligibility Center code 9999 as a score recipient.
  7. Double check to make sure that you are taking courses that match your high schools NCAA List of Approved Core Courses.    
  8. 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.)    
  9. 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.    
  10. Send out for college applications at the beginning of the summer.     
  11. Attend college soccer camps.     
  12. Keep up your grades. Play, Play, Play.
  1. 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 coaches still cant call, but you can call.   
  2. 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.