Should I try to get Recruited?

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by MuniMan24, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. MuniMan24

    MuniMan24 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I just finished this year's travel soccer season, and was awarded the MVP award. Unfortunately, I was on a JV team, even though this is my senior year. Even so, we had a good team; we even won a non-JV tournament (finished 8-5-4 I believe). The last time I played soccer (township league) was in elementary school, but I quickly progressed this season since I am well-coordinated. Furthermore, I believe my coach liked me and said multiple times that I could easily be starting for varsity (I was put on JV since I joined a week late).

    With this in mind, do I have any chance at being recruited? I have heard that it would help with my application, but am not sure if it is even a possibility for me ( I don't want to get recruited just to add to my application, I would love to play soccer for the CGA) Also, is it too late to get recruited for the class of 2023?

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. ekb1398

    ekb1398 Member

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    It might be too late, but if you're putting in an application anyways, it doesn't hurt to reach out to the coach.
     
  3. davejean90

    davejean90 Member

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    Is soccer going to be your ticket into the academy? No. Coaches have a few targeted recruits that they can advocate for in front of the admissions. These recruits will typically be high level club or varsity athletes who are also being recruited by other college programs. Is it possible for you to play soccer at USCGA? Yes. Because they are a relatively small school with so many sports, you will get a shot to try out and make the team. Odds of making it as a walk-on at Coast Guard are probably higher than at the other Division I level academies. So I would let the coach know you would like to play, but don't expect the coach to help you get in.
     
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    MuniMan24 New Member

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    Thanks for the input davejean90. When reaching out to the coach, should I email him or use the the "recruit me" forms?
     
  5. davejean90

    davejean90 Member

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    I would email him personally. But, if you can't seem to connect with the coach before you attend, don't lose hope. If you earn an appointment and attend, then you will have coach's time during Swab Summer where you will get your chance to show your level of skill. If you have the required level of talent you will make the team.