As the days tick by without springtime soccer, it’s understandable if some anxiety and worries surface about missed recruiting possibilities. After all, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused key local and national showcase events to be cancelled, league play isn’t happening, ID clinics are on pause and in-person recruiting visits are prohibited.
But that doesn’t mean the recruiting world comes to a screeching halt or players can't inch closer to their aspirations. Rather, there’s plenty players can focus on to increase their chances of landing a college commitment.
We’ve highlighted five areas to pay special attention to, with Connecticut FC ECNL co-director and Sacred Heart women’s head coach Matt Micros providing some insight. The same goes for Adam Scott, the owner/director of coaching at Liverpool FC International Academy Massachusetts, and Jared Scarpaci, the vice president of Aztec Soccer.
Class of 2021 and 2022 players are certainly missing out on key opportunities. However, this period can be turned into a positive.