The Colorado Rapids College Placement Program (CPP) has been established to assist all players and their families with the various aspects of the college athletics recruiting process. Understanding that not all players will choose to continue to play soccer in college, there are still many benefits of this program that will be useful during a college search and admittance process. The program includes standardized test prep, admission and application information, communication development, and financial aid information.
The College Placement Director’s role is to help parents and players navigate the college selection process through online resource guides, quarterly workshops, ACT/SAT test prep program, and assisting with College Fit Finder. The College Placement Program will foster and develop relationships with university and college programs to create a consistent avenue for CRYSC players to achieve their goals of attending college and playing soccer.
Anthony has experience as an Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Regis University while also coaching for the Region IV Olympic Development Staff. Previous positions include contributions to the Real Colorado Edge Soccer Club’s CAP program, serving as a Technical Director, and a proven track record of placing players at universities all over the United States from Junior College to Division 1.
The College Placement program has 5 phases intended to prepare our high school players for a higher education environment.
Phase 1: Establishing a Timeline
- What to do & When to do it
Phase 2: Effective Communication
- Emails, Phone Calls, & Face-to-Face Talks
Phase 3: Campus Visits & Exposure
- Official vs. Unofficial, Tours, ID Camps, & Showcases
Phase 4: NCAA & The Rules
- Eligibility Center, ACT/SAT Tests, Scholarships
Phase 5: The Decision
- Selecting the right program & the reasons why
College Fit Finder
College Fit Finder is an online resource that helps high school players and college coaches find the perfect fit. Players will create a customized profile detailing their information for coaches and scouts to see their information. The online portal allows players to share their game film, grade point average, position, club, and more so that every coach can see what you would bring to their team. Browse schools through College Fit Finder to learn financial information and team information to make educated decisions about where you would like to visit and who you would like to save to your shortlist. College Fit Finder is also an official college recruiting partner of United Soccer Coaches, World’s largest soccer coaches’ organization. Overall, it is crucial for our players to take an active role in finding their program whether they intend to play or focus on their studies.
Request an Appointment
Contact our College Placement Director about this process through the form below.