September 30, 2012 by Alyse LaHue
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”- Albert Einstein
Every year there are hundreds of youth soccer tournaments taking place in every corner of the country. Maybe you’re even hosting your own tournament (which would explain how you got to this blog in the first place!). Or perhaps your son or daughter will be participating in one.
While these events allow for friendly competition, there is another activity taking place around the edges: college student-athlete recruiting. It has seemed that over the years the age of recruitment continues to be younger and younger. While there are rules in place that attempt to ‘control’ the process between college coach and athlete (those are for another blog), coaches will still begin to look at athletes when they are 15 or 16, sophomore-aged.
Most college coaching staffs will attend numerous…
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