If you want to play soccer in college, you can’t sit back and wait for coaches to contact you. Only the top few percent of players are recruited without promoting themselves. The rest (which is almost all players) need to market themselves in order to catch a coach’s attention.
If you’re a high school soccer player and want to continue playing in college, start planning as early as your freshman year. While premier-level teams or developmental programs like ODP usually market their players and are well known to college coaches, some other teams aren’t so organized.
If your team is lacking in the marketing department, you can still make a college squad. It will just take a little more effort on your part. To make sure you find a spot on a roster when your time comes, consider doing the following.