Welcome to our college preparation resource page! This page will be updated frequently with information on college ID opportunities, college education meetings, and links to men's and women's college programs with direct relationships with Blue Ridge United. Please contact College Placement Coordinator, Rob Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What Are College Coaches Looking For In A Player?
Self Motivated – There is only limited time that players can train with the team during the season, and the players who show up early, stay late, and are willing to work on their own are the ones who will succeed.
Coachable – Players must be able to follow the directions from the coaching staff. Players need to be able to adapt to different situations to be able to overcome challenges during the season, and possibly play a position they have not played in the past.
Responsible – Most players are living on their own and taking care of themselves for the first time. Players that can manage their time, eat nutritious meals, and can manage their time with the team, school work and social life can be successful in college athletics.
Strong Team Player – All players were one of the top players from their high school and club teams. Players who are willing to play any role for the team, whether they are a starter or a reserve are valuable to the team, and coaches will notice those players who are willing to play the role they are given, especially if it is not one they are accustomed to.
Technical Ability – At this level, technically ability is extremely important, and coaches do not have time to teach it. With short seasons, teams must focus on the tactical side of the game, and while keeping the technical side sharp, time cannot be wasted on teaching the basics.