Did you miss the FC United Boys College Advisory Panel?

Have you ever wondered what you should be asking a college coach?


Parents and players received guidance on how to proceed through the college recruitment process at the FC United Boys College Advisory Panel. Parents and players also had a chance to ask questions to the panel.


 

CLICK HERE to watch the full FC United Boys College Advisory Panel video 

 

FC UNITED COLLEGE ADVISORY PANEL DETAILS

MODERATOR

Minos Vlamakis  I  FC United Staff Coach  I  University of Illinois - Chicago D1 Assistant Coach

PANEL

Joe Ahearn  I  Northwestern University D1  I  Associate Head Coach

Michael Babst  I  University of Chicago D3  I  Head Coach

Craig Blazer  I  DePaul University D1 Head Coach  I  FC United Staff Coach

Graham Brennan  I  Roosevelt University NAIA  I  Head Coach

Patrick Flinn  I  FC United Staff Coach  I  Loyola University D1 Assistant Coach

Aaron Hohlbein  I  University of Wisconsin D1  I  Assistant Coach

Ed Vucinic  I  St. Xavier University NAIA  I  Head Coach


PANEL TOPICS

• College Advisory Panel Introduction

• Registering for the NCAA

• Collegiate Academic Standards

• Beginning the College Soccer Recruiting Process

• NCAA & NAIA Rules and Regulations

• Final Recruiting Summary


KEY TAKEAWAYS

• Academics are a priority - maintaining a solid GPA and testing well could lead to acceptance in the university of your choice and can also lead to academic scholarship aid.

• When contacting the schools of your choice, keep it authentic and personal; showing a genuine interest in the program can go a long way in grabbing the staff's attention.

• Make every training session and match count; you never know when coaches are watching. Be the best player and teammate that you can be. Character > Talent.

Further Information?

CLICK HERE for the 2016-17 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. This document from the NCAA goes into great detail about everything we talked about at the Boys College Advisory Panel.


Additional Questions?

Bear Fisher   I   FC United Boys Director   I   baerfisher1@gmail.com

Jamie Smith   I   FC United Development Academy Director   I   jamiesmithsoccer@gmail.com

 

Page Last Updated 2/9/2017