New Recruiting Rules – Stay up to Date

February 2019 by Mike Getman

There have been changes to the NCAA rules concerning contact between Coaches and potential recruits over the past few years. Here are the basic differences. Juniors and Seniors are allowed to contact coaches by email, text, Facebook, phone or almost any other format and coaches can reply or respond in any private format. They cannot…
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Make Your List

February 2019 by Mike Getman

Now that you know that you need to be thinking about college in your Sophomore and Junior year (if you read the last Issue of “Get Soccer”), here is a list of what your next steps should be. 1) Decide what schools you are interested in. You may have no idea yet or you may…
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Divisions / Differences

February 2019 by Mike Getman

I firmly believe there is a place in college soccer for anyone who wants it badly enough. There are over 1,000 college soccer programs. But the key is to find the right one for you. Luckily even if you are not the next Messi, there are all levels of soccer out there. Division I, II,…
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Talk to your Coaches

February 2019 by Mike Getman

Now that you know that you need to be thinking about college in your Sophomore and Junior year (in an earlier Issue of “Get Soccer”), and you have created your list of colleges to contact, and you know what to put in your resume, here is another step. This should be one of the first…
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Grades Matter

February 2019 by Mike Getman

As a continuation of the step by step guide to recruiting, this issue will focus on Academics. Don’t let your grades limit your choices. Make sure you have the grades necessary to be admitted to the College you want to attend. Make sure you take the ACT or SAT as soon as you can and…
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Academic Requirements

December 2015 by Mike Getman

To be admitted to UAB a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and an ACT score of 20. To be eligible to play Division I sports, an athlete must have roughly the same scores. The NCAA has a sliding scale so the higher your GPA the lower your ACT or SAT score can…
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