College Overview

CDA Slammers FC is committed to helping our young men and women realize their dream of becoming collegiate student-athletes. We understand it is our duty and responsibility to provide guidance, resources and inspiration to our players as they strive to play at the next level. We not only believe this, but we practice it through our commitment to the education of our players, parents and coaches about the college recruiting process.

Freshman Year
  • Attend CDA Slammers FC Recruiting Education Seminars.
  • Attend High School orientation.
  • Set four year Academic Plan with your high school counselor.
  • Meet and review plan with CDA Slammers FC College Coordinator.
  • Start an academic goal list with your family.
  • Set soccer achievements for yourself.
  • Begin wish list of colleges you would like to attend.
  • Be part of school activities (student government, clubs etc…) and community service projects.
  • Begin to create a Student Player Profile/resume to send to college coaches: include academic and athletic accomplishments.
  • Get experience on a CDA Slammers FC team attending College Showcase events.
Sophomore Year
  • Set Academic Plan for school year with counselor (Review and Revise).
  • Meet and review plan with CDA Slammers FC College Coordinator.
  • Meet with your coach and parents – Review plan.
  • Review grades and goals with parents.
  • Start listing 50 schools you are interested in.
  • Add to your CDA Slammers FC file a contact lists (Include school, coaches name, email, phone etc.).
  • Attend College Night High School functions.
  • Sign up and take PSAT.
  • Start gather additional information to write your personal cover letter, update profile/resume and share with CDA Slammers FC College Coordinator.
  • Plan to visit college campuses and attend matches to learn about school and soccer programs.
  • Get experience on a CDA Slammers FC team attending College Showcase events.
  • FOCUS ON GRADES.
Junior Year
  • Academic Plan for school year with counselor and CDA Slammers FC College Coordinator.
  • Visit college nights and college fairs.
  • Verify SAT registration deadlines. Take SAT and ACT.
  • Get letters of recommendation.
  • Update cover letter and resume with the CDA Slammers FC College Coordinator.
  • Continue to visit colleges of interest and watch matches to find climate and size you prefer.
  • Attend financial Aid workshop/ Obtain financial form (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Start NCAA Clearinghouse application www.clearinghouse.net.
  • Take AP classes or Honor classes if possible.
  • Have your Top 25 preferred college list.
  • Review college applications for admittance with your counselor.
  • Get experience on a CDA Slammers FC team attending College Showcase events.
  • Really focus on grades – DEMAND EXCELLENCE KEEP EVERY DOOR OPEN.
Senior Year
  • Academic Plan for school year with counselor and CDA Slammers FC College Coordinator (Review and Revise).
  • Apply to the College/University (s) of Choice (September, October, November..).
  • Finalize application essay topics & recommendation letters.
  • Review application essay with parents and teachers for proofing.
  • Get Financial Aid forms (January 1).
  • Meet all application/scholarship/housing deadlines.
  • Parents and student meet with school counselor to finalize transcripts.
  • If necessary re-take SAT/ACT (Last date in December).
  • Send mid-year and final transcripts to clearing house.
  • Meet with CDA Slammers FC College Coordinator for assistance as needed.
  • Follow-up on all letters written to college coaches.
  • Get experience on a CDA Slammers FC team attending College Showcase events.
  • Have a strong soccer season to wrap up recruitment and/or prepare for college.