Conference Panel: College coaches, former players provide recruiting advice for student athletes, parents & coaches

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College recruiting – it can be overwhelming at times.

Here is a FREE 20-minute high-level recruiting education session for club and high school coaches, student athletes, parents and high school administrators. It may not answer every question you have, but it will engage and educate you on information you may or may not have known.

Most of all, it’s going to help someone and that’s the goal. You can listen to it from anywhere – in your car, on the bus, in your office or your room. You can play it during a team or parent meeting or even share it with school guidance counselors. It’s accessible 24-7, 7 days a week.

It’s a quick-hit listening session with experts who want to help you. Have a follow-up question for someone on the panel? Send an email to prepsoccerreport@gmail.com.

Free dial-in: 702-835-5012

Access code: 932412 (Do not hit # at the end, just enter the numbers and sit back/listen.)

Conference call panel includes:

Stan Anderson: 30-plus years around college recruiting. Former coach at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette and now UIC. Executive director of CampShutout.com.

Tom Czop: 20-plus years around college recruiting. Played D-II, current head coach at Robert Morris and asst. AD, knows NAIA as well as anyone.

Erin Coppernoll: 20-plus years around college recruiting. Played D-III, current head coach at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, knows D-III as well as anyone.

Tim Regan: Former Chicago-area high school (Sandburg) and club (Chicago Magic) star, played D-I, played in the MLS, former director of scouting for Toronto FC, former head coach of Indy Eleven and current coach at Bradley University to give D-I prospective.

Ross LaBauex: Former Chicago-area high school (Mt. Carmel) and club (Chicago Magic) star, played D-I, won a national championship, played in the MLS, grew up in the city and is now giving back and coaching in CPS.

Just some of the topics touched on the call:

Goalies: What should a goalie be doing to help his or her profile, when at times they may not touch the ball much during a game?

NAIA: What exactly is NAIA, does it offer scholarships and how good is it?

D-III: Did you know this is the largest NCAA division? How much do your grades really matter in the recruiting process?

D-I: Most hope to be a D-I student athlete, but only a few really are. With foreign student athletes in the mix, it’s really important to be realistic.

Stop BCC-ing 100 coaches: Colleges know when you do that. Don’t be lazy. Learn about a program before you email. Go out and see a game, learn about its players, talk to people before blindly emailing.

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