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Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: July 06, 2020, 10:59:48 am »
The NESCAC coaches are definitely busy recruiting!!

Some are on their A game, with lots of Zoom seminars and panels etc. Others are fairly quiet. One coach did tell my son that he's submitted many fewer prereads than normal due to COVID.

Men's soccer / Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« on: May 28, 2020, 07:14:22 am »
What is the liklihood of a fall season, though? Seems up in the air at this point to me.

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:41:21 am »
Re: recruiting-- a head coach just told us that COVID won't hurt the kids already on his radar, and that he'd seen play.  It would hurt those just getting in touch with him now, and that he hadn't seen in person.

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: March 20, 2020, 12:46:06 pm »
Yes, in person recruiting forbidden.  I think most know that. If the in person recruiting is forbidden through the summer is what I was considering.

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: March 20, 2020, 09:49:46 am »
That would mean the model of going ED in exchange for coach's support wouldn't be used.  I agree that this may happen,  but my son is very far down the recruiting path with 3 NESCACs, i know those schools don't really need more info or more looks at my son.  Where it might hurt him is that he's gotten som initial interest from some d1 schools. Those schools do not have enough info on him and i don't think recruiting will go anywhere with them unless they can see him play.

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: March 20, 2020, 07:29:50 am »
If there are no summer ID Clinics or other events, as may be the case, what do you think will happen with the rising seniors  (class of 2021)? I'm guessing that coaches will have to make decisions using the information they already have. Thoughts?

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: March 14, 2020, 09:13:53 am »
The NCAA has also banned all in person recruiting.

I wonder if this current situation means coaches will have to make decisions with less information (ie no spring showcases or ID camps).

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: February 19, 2020, 01:11:07 pm »
My son just got a (mass) email from Coach Shapiro announcing Coach Ciuffetelli (Tufts' Asst)  has moved over to Harvard to be Assistant Coach there. Thus leaving Tufts without its Head and Asst Coaches.

Men's soccer / Re: D3 soccer program cultures
« on: January 28, 2020, 03:18:39 pm »
I'm looking forward to the answers too! But I bet most people don't have a lot of inside information; and/or don't want to post negative things.

I hear Bard's team culture is still struggling despite the new coach. But this was from a disaffected player.

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:38:33 am »
Here's my latest observation: some coaches/programs are super enthusiastic and some more guarded. Obviously sometimes that indicates a lower level of interest, but sometimes I think it just reflects that some programs are better at recruiting.  If the coach says flattering things/is enthusiastic of course the player will feel more enthusiastic about the program! Would guess that means those coaches are more likely to get the recruits they want. I notice that the things needed to be a good recruiting program are thought and effort,  something any coach can do.

It's the more highly ranked programs that are doing this, which is counterintuitive,  those are the programs that could be more picky,  I would think.

I should offer to consult with coaches when this is all over (kidding! -- sort of:-)  )

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:03:52 pm »
Most were initiated by my son when he shared his tournament schedule.  One coach called him in 9th grade but thought he was a junior, so it was an innocent mistake.

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: January 17, 2020, 03:41:58 pm »
D3 coaches can be in touch with prospective players before their junior year. In fact I *thought* d3 had no restrictions (unlike D1 which can contact after June 15 after sophomore year). Several d3 coaches were in conversation with my son his sophomore year.

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:13:53 pm »

So, how's it going?

So far, so good, I believe. My son cast a wide net and so there are many coaches to juggle. It is a time consuming process!

Men's soccer / Re: D3 Recruiting
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:08:42 am »
I'm bumping this up, now that the season is over. Since my son is a junior recruiting activity has started to ramp up. My mantra is "Enjoy The Process"!

At this point, some schools are way ahead of others -- some just now turning to 2021s, others have been focused/courting them for months. I notice a correlation with strength of program.  Highly ranked schools focused on the juniors earlier.  My opinion is that's one reason these programs are more highly ranked,  they are more likely to get stronger players this way.

Men's soccer / Re: Coaching Carousel
« on: January 10, 2020, 07:35:33 am »
Why would a NESCAC coach be interested in the Tufts job? It might be a half step up, but isn't it only a half step? I would think an assistant somewhere (D1) makes more sense.

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