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iSoccerPath Partners with Maryland Rush Montgomery

“Your Bridge from Club To College Soccer”

(San Ramon, California) – iSoccerPath, the premier education company for families of prospective college soccer student athletes, is happy to announce it has been approved to offer it’s college education programs to the Maryland Rush Montgomery families in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

iSoccerPath will be working with Rush parents and players to enhance and increase their chances of getting a roster spot on a college soccer program. “We are incredibly honored to work with Rush and their excellent coaching staff. Our goal is to work very closely with DOC Ellis Pierre and his staff to provide their parents and players the most current & relevant information on how to become a college student athlete.” said Jeff Jaye, Managing Director of iSoccerPath, “Coach Pierre is committed to all his players who want to get a college education and play soccer after graduating high school. This is a great opportunity for iSoccerPath and we are looking forward to helping the club increase their college commitments.”

To learn more about iSoccerPath visit their website at www.isoccerpath.com.

By | 2018-12-03T17:24:15+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

iSoccerPath Adds David Burgee as National Sales Director – West Region

(San Ramon, California) – iSoccerPath, the premier education company for families of prospective college soccer student athletes, is happy to announce the addition of David Burgee as our new National Sales Director – West Region.

David Burgee brings a wealth of soccer and athletic administrative knowledge to iSoccerPath.

David was directly involved and instrumental in building the University of Oregon women’s soccer team from a club program into a regionally recognized NCAA Division I program where he served as an assistant coach from 1996-1999 and, prior to that, the head club coach in 1994. 

“We are extremely excited to welcome David to our executive team to help manage and grow iSoccerPath in the Western United States. His background in college soccer, club management and leadership are going to help us continue to grow in strategic areas where Dave has over 20 years of youth and college soccer experience,” Jeff Jaye, Director of iSoccerPath stated.

He served as coach for the De Anza Force for 12 years then became the director of club operations in 2012 providing organizational, administrative and structural support. He has served as an instructor for Santa Clara University, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and the Women’s Soccer Foundation.

Burgee says, “The iSoccerPath platform represents the very best in educating student-athletes who are looking to play soccer at the collegiate level. Their proprietary systems and learning modules are unmatched and unparalleled in the industry. They truly guide and educate families through the daunting and complex college recruiting landscape. I am proud and honored to be a part of the iSoccerPath revolution and hope to positively impact as many young lives as possible.” 

David has been nationally recognized by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He currently holds NSCAA “DOC & Premier” Diplomas, a USSF “B” License, and a NSCAA “Goalkeeper Level II” Diploma. In May of 2007, David completed his Master of Arts degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco.

By | 2018-11-27T17:41:06+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

iSoccerPath Promotes Andrew Vanover to National Sales Director – East Coast

(San Ramon, California) – iSoccerPath, the premier education company for families of prospective college soccer student athletes, is happy to announce the promotion of Andrew Vanover to National Sales Director – East Coast.

“Andrew joined iSoccerPath two months ago and after working with him closely and seeing his passion for helping promote the iSoccerPath programs to clubs, college coaches and families, we are incredibly honored to promote him to our Executive Staff helping grow ISP on the East Coast,” Jeff Jaye, Founder of iSoccerPath stated.

Andrew Vanover has been working in the soccer world since 1997 with a wide range of experiences. From coaching at the club level, to being a Director of Coaching as well as an assistant coach at the college level. He is currently with Capelli Sport and FC Europa based in South Pennsylvania, with his most recent job as the National College Advisory Program Director for Rush Soccer. He holds a USSF ‘A’ License and a USC Premier Diploma.

Vanover says, “In the short time I have been involved with iSoccerPath, I have no doubt the knowledge that can can be passed onto future student athletes is unprecedented. I look forward to spreading the word on how iSoccerPath can benefit the player that is looking to take their game to the college level. I am very excited for this opportunity!”

By | 2018-11-27T02:06:12+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

Ask the College Coach

Ask The College Coach: Is the Path to a College Roster Spot Different for Goalkeepers?

Welcome to iSoccerPath’s “Ask The College Coach” column, where real college coaches tackle questions from soccer parents around the country. If you’re interested in having a coach answer your question, please send us an email at news@soccernation.com with the subject “Ask the College Coach.”

“Dear iSoccerPath-

We have a 16 year old son who has played goalie since he was 8 years old and seems to have a passion for it and wanting to play college soccer. It seems that this position is hard to find out from college coaches if they will recruit one in his graduation class of 2021. Doing research on the internet and talking to our club coaches and other goalie parents, there is not one good path it seems to follow. Some say look at the current roster and see in 2 years what goalies they will have. Others say go to their summer camps or hire a professional goalie coach that knows college coaches. Can you help us with some suggestions please?”

Our answer this week comes courtesy of Matt Hall, Associate Head Coach of San Diego State University Men’s Soccer Team:

Thanks for reaching out with this question, as it is a very important one.  Being recruited as a goalkeeper is quite different than being recruited as a field player, and it will take a good amount of research to make sure that your son is looking at the correct schools.

I would say most of the information you have received so far is accurate, but there is no clear path for goalkeeper recruitment.  The most important piece of information, as you’ve alluded to, is whether the colleges your son might be able to attend need a goalkeeper in 2021. You can certainly do research online, but this is not always going to give you the most accurate information. For instance, there may be a goalkeeper who has verbally committed in the 2021 recruiting class but that information may not be listed online.

In my opinion, it is better to find out directly from coaches if they are looking for a keeper in 2021.  Unfortunately, per NCAA rules, the coaches at these schools cannot respond to you about recruiting through email until September 1 of your junior year. Therefore, you will need to work through your club or high school coach to find out. If they write an email to the coaches of your son’s desired schools asking about their needs for goalkeepers in 2021, you should start to get an idea of which colleges are looking for goalkeepers in 2021.

Once you have established a list of schools looking for goalkeepers, I would then look at coordinating a phone call with those program’s coaches. Although college coaches cannot send you recruiting emails at this point, they can receive calls from you to talk about their program. This phone call will be significant in establishing a relationship with the programs you’re interested in, and it will also allow you to ask other significant questions about the university and its soccer program.

Once you establish which colleges might be a good fit for your son, then I do think it makes sense to attend a few camps. This allows you to move your relationship forward, and gather significant information about the school and program. It is important at the end of the camp to have your son ask the coaches how they feel about him as a potential recruit. This is one of the most significant components of attending camps. You should receive significant feedback from college coaches on your son’s ability and this will help you figure out your son’s path.

Matt Hall

SDSU Men’s Soccer

Associate Head Coach

mhall@mail.sdsu.edu

To sign your son or daughter up for iSocerPath and get them the College Coach designed program to get a roster spot, visit www.isoccerpath.com

By | 2018-11-20T22:00:19+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Categories: Ask the college coach|0 Comments

Folsom Lake Earthquakes Partners with iSoccerPath

“Your Bridge from Club To College Soccer” 

(San Ramon, California)- iSoccerPath, the premier education company for families of prospective college soccer student athletes, is happy to announce it has been approved to offer it’s college education programs to the Folsom Lake Earthquakes families in Northern California.   

iSoccerPath will be working with Folsom Lake Earthquakes parents and players to enhance and increase their chances of getting a roster spot on a college soccer program.  “We are incredibly honored to work with Folsom Lake Earthquakes and their excellent coaching staff. Our goal is to work very closely with DOC Paul Kennedy and the Folsom Lake Earthquakes coaching staff to provide their parents and players the most current & relevant information on how to become a college student athlete.” said Jeff Jaye, Managing Director of iSoccerPath “The Folsom Board of Directors and Coach Cruz are committed to all their players who want to get a college education and play soccer after graduating high school. This is a great opportunity for iSoccerPath and we are looking forward to helping the club increase their college commitments.” 

To learn more about iSoccerPath visit their website at www.isoccerpath.com.

By | 2018-10-30T17:57:07+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

ISP Tracker Brings Clarity to College Search

Getting your college soccer and school opportunities in order is a huge time consuming and expensive process. It’s not surprising that many players and parents feel overwhelmed making sure they have not missed or forgotten any important dates or action items required by college coaches.

That’s where iSoccerPath’s new signature player support tool, ISP Tracker, can help provide peace of mind while laying out the process step-by-step no matter what age or grade level they are in.

“The ISP Tracker, which is included in our two signature programs, College Kick-Off and College Premier, does for no additional cost in less than an hour what recruiting and scouting services, who offer their products to clubs at a cost, take months to figure out,” says Jeff Jaye, Founder of iSoccerPath.

“When it comes down to it, preparation and knowledge are the key in the college search process. With the ISP Tracker, which we worked on with current college coaches, comes a little more organized and helps keep the path to college clear,” Jaye said. “With college coaches’ input, we give your player the tools they need in order to be able to own their choices for communications, ID camps and showcases.”

Designed by college soccer coaches for youth soccer players to manage their own database of college choices, the ISP Tracker helps keep in an organized manner the important factors to consider when finding the right colleges and soccer programs to spend valuable time and money on.

The ISP Tracker keeps every 8th to 12th grade ISP boy or girl on task and organized by structuring information in an easy to understand manner including:

  • Coaches’ contact information.
  • Cost of attendance.
  • Admission requirements.
  • Organize and choose the right ID Camp dates.
  • College soccer programs and conferences that your son/daughters have been identified they can play in.

This type of organizational tool is only available at iSoccerPath. As an assessed non-recruiting company from the NCAA, iSoccerPath is able to offer products to clubs and families like the ISP Tracker, where all other recruiting and scouting services cannot.

For more information, visit iSoccerPath programs here.

By | 2018-10-25T19:35:16+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments