Pre Academies, College Showcase Tournaments or College ID Camps – Not only path to a college program.
Every paid organization that has teams playing in the college showcase tournaments or have an affiliation with certain college ID camps will tell you how important it is to participate in those events in order to get scouted by college coaches. They will use their ability to participate in those events a leverage to get you to sign into their organization and compete with their teams. But what about if you can not afford to have your player play for those paid organizations commonly known as "pre-academies". Does it mean that you are out of luck?
Getting scouted does not have to break your pocketbook. There are other alternatives to getting scouted and in fact if you do your own due diligence you will realize that it can be done at much lower cost. There are a lot of players that do not play club or pre academy ball, just for their high school teams and those players, if they are good enough, find themselves being recruited.
Urban community soccer players – GOLD finds for college coaches. Some college coaches make a point to reach into the urban schools and look for players that may not have the money to participate in paid organizations. They are lot of layers that can be found that have the talent and the academics to secure roster spots.
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