I had the privilege of working with 60+ Men’s NCAA Division 1 soccer programs over the last 2 years to create a truly unique day in the life series that covers the entirety of the American collegiate system. Massive thank you to all the players, coaches and schools who made my vision a reality. I hope the series will provide aspiring professionals with an inside look as to whether college soccer is the right decision for them. All my YouTube vlogs and commentaries will now be directed toward short form content and will be posted on TikTok and IG Reels until the conclusion of the series. The first video will go live on Monday, November 22nd.
Deciding to play college soccer is life altering decision that can sometimes make or break your playing career. Choosing the correct program with a coach who understands you, in a league that challenges you, and a conference that gives you exposure, is an extremely difficult job to undertake alone. Even if you have a coach/parent/ to help you through the recruitment and scholarship process, the information provided to you can be misguided altogether.
After spending 4.5 years of my life playing for 3 different college soccer programs and seeing what the collegiate game has to offer young aspiring professional footballers, I firmly believe the university system we have here in America is what continues to allow some of the best undiscovered talent from around the world extend their careers into their early 20s and give them a realistic chance of making it to the next level.
Let me ask you a question, if you were offered a professional contract right now, no questions asked, would you take it? That may be an easy answer so let me rephrase it… If you were handed a professional contract, having not worked and sacrificed for the dream, would you still accept it? There’s a quote that says if the rich gave all the money in the world to the poor, it would all end up in the hands of the wealthy again the following year. Although financial education would be the most likely answer, lack of appreciation could considered a close second. Give contracts to the most underserving players and watch them squander the opportunity in front of them....