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College Advisory & Referral Program

Our college advisory program just got better!

We are happy to announce we have partnered with Sports Recruiting USA, the World's Leading College Soccer Recruiting Agency. 

"This is the perfect fit for Striker Elite and adding value to our student trainee's.  The mission of SRUSA aligns with what we do; supporting athletes 24/7 and building relationships.  In addition to adding value to our own athletes, we will be actively recruiting and scouting in Arizona, Las Vegas and Southern Utah for the next college soccer stars." -George Nahorski, Striker Elite Founder/Owner

Over the years, with the growing reputation which has come through the type of athlete SRUSA has sent to U.S. Colleges, and the service they provide, has quickly established SRUSA as the Number One U.S. College Soccer Recruiting Experts in the World.

​With bases in the UK, USA, Spain and UAE and working with athletes in many other countries, Sports Recruiting USA continue to be the leading force with its individual athlete marketing services, tournaments, and many other services.  We look after our athletes before, during and after their college career.

With approximately 150,000 scholarships on offer each year, across 1300 Universities/Colleges, in 4 different 'divisions', the opportunity to play College Soccer in the USA has never been better.

The combination of full time soccer while studying for a degree, coupled with world class facilities and the experience of a lifetime, make it a highly popular choice for talented soccer/football players across the world. 

SRUSA has been helping athletes since 2010, from all over the world, to be placed into U.S. Colleges through a variety of these services offered:

- Individual Athletic Marketing Service
- Showcases
- Tournaments
- Consultancy
- Plus much more


KEY FACTS:

WE WORK WITH 99% OF COLLEGE SOCCER PROGRAMS

We can put your profile on the desk of the vast majority of college soccer coaches

WE'VE BEEN HELPING ATHLETES SINCE 2010

In this time we've helped over 1000 athletes in their goals of playing College Sports

WE'VE HELPED ATHLETES GAIN OVER $10M (AND COUNTING) IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Because of our network and level of player we take on, typically our athletes gain significant scholarships. 


With approximately 150,000 scholarships on offer each year, across 1300 Universities/Colleges, in 4 different 'divisions', the opportunity to play College Soccer in the USA has never been better.

The combination of full time soccer whilst studying for a degree, coupled with world class facilities and the experience of a lifetime, make it a highly popular choice for talented soccer/football players across the world. 


Striker Elite - College Advisory & Referral Program

A recent college coach stated: "I am right now beginning to identify, evaluate, and rank order the girls we are interested in for the 2022 recruiting class.  I consider SE Student Trainee to be a Top Six Recruit in her 2022 recruiting class.  I agree with your assessment regarding SE's Student Trainee current level and her ability to develop well beyond that under your tutelage over the next two years.  One of the reason’s I am so high on SE Student Trainee is, like you, I can see that her best soccer is still ahead of her.  I know you can get her there, and I know after you, with me, she can continue to advance.  I believe she can eventually be someone special for us."

The SE staff is committed to its players! We developed  "CARP" to provide guidance and contacts for players that are on path to play college ​soccer.  We will help promote you to college coaches and build meaningful recruiting relationships. Our ​staff will put together a profile, a progressive program and pathway for players, but will look to the player to be proactive and put in the work required to reach their goals. 

"CARP" offered through Striker Elite provides you with a phenomenal ‘soccer resume’ template for you to help you create yours.  This resume will be sent to college coaches along with your compiled video demonstrating your skill and ability. You construct your resume, compile the video of you playing and provide us with a list of the top colleges with which you wish to connect. We will discuss your dreams, wishes and goals for your collegiate future and beyond, make recommendations, referrals, and assist in connecting you with the coaches and recruiters on your list. We already have relationships with colleges all over the US and are actively referring and assisting in communications between players and college coaches/recruiters. Need help initiating contact? Need help deciding what programs may be a good fit for you? We can help!

To get started, go to the Contact Tab and send us a note expressing your interest.  We will respond to you providing a request form to be completed, giving us a few reasons why you want to be considered for the program. As we said, it does require work on your part, so serious players/inquiries will be accepted.

Our "CARP" program is free to SE Members and an annual fee to Non-Members. ** There is a fee to work directly with Sports Recruiting USA for all clients.  

Why Striker Elite College Advisory & Referral Program?  

 

  • We Are Connected With College Coaches
  • We Individually Market You
  • We Guide You Through The Process
  • Build Meaningful Relationships
  • We Save You Time

2019 Striker Elite ID Camp

  • Positive Female Role Models
  • College Pathway Education
  • High-level Coaching
  • College Coaching Experience  
  • Former National Team and Professional Players
Striker Elite College ID Camp - Henderson International School

Striker Elite ID Camp - Henderson Int'l School. Jenny Ruiz-Williams, UNLV Women's Head Soccer Coach, former Oregon St Womens Soccer Assistant Coach


Jenny Ruiz-Williams, UNLV Women's Head Soccer Coach, former Oregon St Womens Soccer Assistant Coach


Women's Soccer by the Numbers

Division 1 Schools - 326

Division 2 Schools - 264

Division 3 Schools - 438

D1 and D2 schools can offer both athletic and academic scholarships.

D3 schools can offer academic scholarships only.


NAIA Schools - 196

NAIA schools can offer both athletic and academic scholarships.


Junior College - 291 Schools

JC schools can offer both athletic and academic scholarships.


Men's Soccer by the Numbers

Division 1 Schools - 201

Division 2 Schools - 212

Division 3 Schools - 411

D1 and D2 schools can offer both athletic and academic scholarships.

D3 schools can offer academic scholarships only.


NAIA Schools - 198

NAIA schools can offer both athletic and academic scholarships.


Junior College - 302 Schools

JC schools can offer both athletic and academic scholarships.


Cold Hard Facts
Odds of a high school soccer player competing in college

  Men Women    
Number of US High School Soccer Players  456,362  390,482   
Number of College Soccer Players (see table below) 39,858  39,204   
% of US High School Soccer Players competing at any College Level 7.5% 9.4%  
% of US High School Soccer Players Competing at NCAA I Schools 1.0% 2.1%  
Odds of a US HS Soccer Player making an NCAA or NAIA Roster 18:1 13:1  
Odds of a US High School Soccer Player making an NCAA I Roster  99:1 46:1

Weekly Time Commitment for NCAA Soccer Players

  Athletic  Academic Total Hours    
Average Weekly Hours (In-Season) Hours * Hours * per Week :
NCAA I - Men 29  37  66 
NCAA I - Women 31  40  71 
NCAA II - Men 27  37  64 
NCAA II - Women 28  42  70 
NCAA III - Men 27  41  68 
NCAA III - Women 27  45  72 
Average 28  41  69 
* If you want to play college soccer expect the athletic commitment to require nearly as much time as the academic work load - basically 2 full-time jobs!  And contrary to popular belief, Division III soccer requires virtually the same commitment of weekly hours as Division I.  Developing efficient time management skills is key to becoming  a successful student-athlete.  Source: NCAA Goals Study

Character

The #1 attribute college coaches look for is Character!

Character is refined through work ethic, how you treat the authority figures on the field, through how you treat your teammates. And then, ultimately, you see it through adversity, when things don’t go your way. They want to know how you’re going to respond to a little criticism if you’re on the field and they're trying to critique you a little bit.

Yes, they are looking for technical skill and speed of play, but they're also looking for other things like how you’re interacting with your teammates, what’s your work rate like after you turn the ball over,  etc..

Coaches are even paying attention when the game is over. They can see who is coachable straight away just by how the players interact with the coach and even how they interact with their parents after the games. The are looking for players who are “coachable.”  When viewing a game, college coaches pay particular attention to how a player receives instruction from his coach. A player’s coachability stands out quickly.

College coaches are looking for the whole package. If you really want to play soccer in college, make sure you take care of business in all three of these areas: On the field, Off the field, In the classroom.


Top 4 Recruiting Tips:
1) Gain as much exposure as you can

You never know what coaches will be interested in recruiting you and what scholarships are out there for you unless you set up an online sports recruiting profile and be seen.

2) Don’t be afraid to contact college coaches

When you do be sure to ask questions and show the coach that you a really interested in their school and sports program. No coach will respond to a message that only says "Hi Coach, you should check me out".

3) Take everything into account when looking at a University

Don’t just look at sports! Look at the majors offered, school location, GPA requirements etc. Make sure your top college choices are a great fit for you.

4) Work on your sport, but also work on your grades

Bad grades will limit the number of schools that will accept you academically, so it is very important to keep your grades up. Don’t limit your athletic recruiting options and miss out on a great school because you didn’t work hard in the classroom.


Individual Consulting

We will assist in developing a plan that closely aligns with each player’s long-term goals, ability and interests. 

· Academic Interests? ACT/SAT Guide

· Location & Size – Where do you want to live geographically? Size of Student Population? Public or Private?

· Athletic Experience – What level can you play at? Is being a starter or play time important? Don't count any schools out, respond to each school.

· Financial Needs – Do you need a scholarship? Can it be an academic scholarship?

· College Contact Preperation. 

· Which division is right for you?  

· Answer any questions that they players may have.

· Answer any questions that the parents may have.


College Recruiting Process

The college recruiting process for soccer scholarships is one of the most competitive in all of college sports. Soccer coaches are evaluating athletes in the eighth and ninth grade, and the top recruits are making their verbal commitments to programs during their sophomore year. This means getting started in the soccer scholarship recruitment process is up to the recruit and their family.

Soccer recruits don’t get to take the summer off. It is critical you attend the camps of the schools you are most interested in. The next step will be finding the tournaments where you can play in other schools that might be interested in you. If all you are doing is playing in the largest national tournaments, it can be easy to get overlooked. Consider playing in a couple regional or local tournaments where a coach doesn’t have to try and watch hundreds or recruits.

Perhaps the most critical component to your soccer recruitment efforts will be the club team you play for. It isn’t important that a club team promises to get you recruited or will send out your video, you can do those things on your own. What is most important is that you know what tournaments you will be playing in and how much playing time you can expect to get. Don’t join the big name club just to sit the bench. It won’t matter what club you are playing for if the only place the coach can see you is at the bench.

Most coaches count on the one hundred or so recruits they begin recruiting, in one way or another, to remove themselves from the recruitment process. Recruits don’t attend camps, stop replying to emails, or forget to follow up. You can get ahead of 75 percent of your competition just by staying in touch with a coach and constantly updating them on your progress. You might not get a response every time but keep at it, getting a soccer scholarship doesn’t come easy.

CONTACT US Striker Elite, LLC.

Phoenix, AZ 85086