In mid-August BRSC appointed Craig Scott as the new Collegiate Coordinator to help assist the BRSC and LATDP Elite players who have ambitions to play at the collegiate level.
Coach Craig will help bridge the gap between players and colleges/universities by building a healthy, sustainable relationship that will establish a pathway for our athletes. The goal is to help ensure players are receiving the best opportunities for development and exposure as they navigate the recruiting process.
In addition to serving as head coach for the BRSC Capitals, this new role for Coach Craig will allow him to coach the players off the field as they pursue higher levels of play. Coach Craig is a FAW UEFA B Coach from England. For the past few years he has coached in Chicago for Chicago Fire SITC, and in California for club soccer before joining BRSC in the summer of 2023.
“I studied at University in England, focussing on Soccer Coaching as a degree, achieving a First Class BsC in Football Coaching and Performance, said Coach Craig. “In my 10 years as a coach, I have wanted to develop and grow the game, specifically interested in supporting players’ professional progression through the game.”
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT THE BRSC COLLEGIATE PROGRAM:
- ALL BRSC Players, including TDP Programs, have access to the program.
- Director, Craig Scott, will seek opportunities in a range of programs to allow players to explore different options.
- Offering Consistent Support for Sophomores – Seniors, towards the preparation journey towards finding a college placement.
- Players will complete an online document and send it to Craig Scott to outline personal details, achievements/accolades, grades/test scores, aspirations with colleges, location/level expectations to play.
- Seniors will receive access to create appointments face to face to discuss creating portfolios, receive advice and seek new opportunities in the game.
- Sophomores will have the opportunity to also engage to put names out there early, for me to keep colleges updated on who’s interested. They will receive opportunities to receive help on how to document and create portfolios. 1-1 face-to-face arranged based on availability.
Support for 8th/9th/10th Graders
At younger ages, support is tailored toward players starting to think about Colleges, working towards building a resume, and advice on how to stay ahead of the process.
Support for 11th/12th Graders
More support towards how to engage with college coaches, how to ensure that you are doing all you can to be seen, and helping to expose you to the opportunities that are available.
Players interested in learning more can contact Craig Scott via email. Players are also encouraged to complete the BRSC/LATDP Elite College Support Questionnaire to initiate the process. Additional updates and player resources will be available soon.
The UAB prospect ID camp is specifically designed for players interested in playing soccer at the next level. UAB and other college programs will put the players through training sessions and matches that allow us to evaluate the player and instruct them on what it takes to play college soccer. If interested in being recruited to play soccer in college, these camps are a great way to get in front of a number of different schools and show your ability within the coach’s own environment.
|10:15 AM||Training 1|
|12:00 PM||Lunch- Collegiate Talk Q&A|
|1:30 PM||Training 2|
|4:00 PM||Closing Remarks|
The Grambling ID Soccer Camp is for aspiring female players who want to have exposure to the challenges of playing at the NCAA I level. In addition, it will provide an opportunity to experience some of the unique training and coaching methods implemented within the Grambling State Soccer program. The Staff will include GSU Head Coach Craig Roberts and his highly qualified coaching staff.
Saturday, March 5th, 2022
8:45am – 9:30am Check In @ Grambling Soccer Field
9:45am – 11:45am Session 1
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch and College Recruiting Presentation
1:00pm – 2:30pm Session 2
What To Bring: Lunch, Ball (with your name on it), Shin guards, cleats, indoor shoes, water bottle, and proof of Negative COVID test.
Contact: For additional questions contact Craig Roberts: 765-717-3864 or Robertscr@gram.edu
Refund Policy: No refund for cancellations made within 14 days of the camp date.
To register and pay by mail please send the application and payment to the address below:
Grambling State University
Att: Head Soccer Coach
GSU Box 4252
Grambling, LA 71245
Date: November 1st, 2020
LSU Eunice is holding a prospect camp for high school-age soccer players who feel they have the ability to play college soccer. Our 2019-2020 team that finished ranked #8 Nationally in the NJCAA featured 14 players from Louisiana High Schools.
If there are any unanswered questions feel free to contact us.
Cost: $50.00 Make Check Payable to Eunice FC (due upon arrival / no pre-registration)
Who: Any High School Player (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
Location: Bengals Soccer Complex | Eunice, LA | 2048 Johnson Hwy (western side of LSUE campus)
Schedule of Events:
1:00 PM Player Registration
1:30 PM Warm-Up
2:00 PM Technical Work
2:30 PM Small-Sided Games
3:00 PM 11v11 Matches
4:00 PM Cool Down/Wrap-Up*
Times can change due to the number of players involved.
More Information: If you should have any questions feel free to contact Men’s Head Coach Josh McReynolds email@example.com
From: Richard Rollins, BRSC Collegiate Coordinator
I want to send out important information to our membership about the important dates for the recruiting calendar for the upcoming academic year for colleges in relation to the times that coaches can speak to our athletes. I am also including in this document dates for the ACT and SAT for the upcoming calendar year as listed on their sites. We are just starting off the calendar year and we have two dates that have already opened as you can see.
Let’s start off with the college recruiting calendar for the 2021/22 calendar year;
June 15th, 2021: The first day coaches are allowed to talk to eligible rising high school juniors directly outside of on-campus clinics and camps (This is for Division I and II)
August 1st, 2021: The first day rising high school juniors are allowed to take official on-campus visits to interested schools for Division I. For Division II, the date for official on-campus visits is June 15th, 2021.
November 8th-11th, 2021: First recruiting dead period. Coaches can communicate with players remotely, but no in-person contact is allowed. This is for Division 1.
November 8th-10th, 2021: Only recruiting dead period for Division II. Same guidelines as Division I.
November 10th, 2021: First day high schools seniors can sign a National Letter of Intent (Division I and II)
December 10-12th, 2021 (Men’s Soccer): Second dead period for men’s soccer during the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships.
December 15, 2021-January 5th, 2022: Second dead period for women’s soccer during the winter break
December 23-25th, 2021: Quiet period during the holidays. Coaches cannot communicate with players in-person off-campus, but can host official visits for students during this time.
August 1st, 2022: Last day for rising college freshmen to sign a National Letter of Intent.
For Division I and II athletes recruiting ends the minute you sign a National Letter of Intent to attend an institution. It is the player’s responsibility to inform coaches from other institutions that have had interest that they have signed this document.
Division III and the NAIA have different guidelines for recruitment. There are no dead periods or quiet periods and athletes can be contacted anytime during their High School career. In Division III students cannot take on-campus official recruiting visits until after January 1st of a recruits Junior season, which is the only rule more restrictive than Division I or II.
This next section will talk about the dates for SAT/ACT testing. This is an important piece of eligibility for your athlete and will also affect scholarship money that institutions of high learning can give to your student-athlete.
SAT testing dates in Louisiana
Test Date Registration deadline Late Online/phone reg. deadline
August 28th, 2021 July 30th, 2021 August 17th, 2021
October 2nd, 2021 September 3rd, 2021 September 21st, 2021
November 6th, 2021 October 6th, 2021 October 26th, 2021
December 4th, 2021 November 4th, 2021 November 23rd, 2021
March 12th, 2022 February 11, 2022, March 1st, 2022
May 7th, 2022 April 7th, 2022 April 26, 2022
June 4th, 2022 May 5th, 2022 May 25th, 2022
ACT testing dates in Louisiana
Test Date Registration deadline Late registration deadline
September 11th, 2021 August 6th, 2021 August 20th, 2021
October 23rd, 2021 September 17th, 2021 October 1st, 2021
December 11th, 2021 November 5th, 2021 November 19th, 2021
February 12th, 2022 January 7th, 2022 January 21st, 2022
April 2nd, 2022 February 25th, 2022 March 11th, 2022
June 11th, 2022 May 6th, 2022 May 20th, 2022
July 16th, 2022 June 17th, 2022 June 24th, 2022
I hope that you have found this helpful in planning your student-athletes journey to playing at the next level. We are always here to help you along with any information that you need to facilitate helping your student-athlete in the recruiting process. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call our office, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you in any way I can. All the best and look forward to hearing from you.