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De Anza Force SC Players Earn Club Record Scholarship Numbers

In Northern California, De Anza Force Soccer Club has become synonymous with getting players into colleges with scholarship money, as well as helping them move on to successful college and pro careers.

With that, it should come as no surprise to hear that the Force has shared a relationship with iSoccerPath for 3 years, and boasts a 90 percent commitment rate of Seniors over the last 5 years for their ECNL and USSF academy teams.

The success doesn’t stop with the Force’s top sides however, as in 2018 a club record eight players from their “B” or 2nd teams also earned roster offers to become student athletes,  helping push the total number to almost 40 players going into college this Fall.

“Having these results in one of our biggest clubs, with the addition of eight players getting into college to get their education who are not on the ‘top’ team in the club, is a huge win for Force and iSoccerPath,” said Jeff Jaye, Founder of iSoccerPath.

As clubs continue to find more success with getting players from secondary level teams to the collegiate level, positive results on the field are sure to follow.

“We are seeing much more family loyalty to stay at Force and a commitment to keeping their sons and daughters here, knowing we are the biggest club in the Bay Area for college commits and amounts of scholarship monies received for our families,” said Force SC Director of Coaching Jeff Baicher.

“It goes to show that clubs who are dedicated and willing to rolling out our program get results,” Jaye said. “The club can now use these numbers and success stories to market at tryouts so families that make the “B” or 2nd team know they don’t have to drive to another club to make the “A’ team to be noticed.”

With the recent rollout of the iSoccerPath Online Portal, players and families have easier access than ever to the information needed to become a successful college student-athlete.

“We want to be the club who every year finds ways to promote all our players who want a spot in college, and to give them all the help we can,” Baicher said. “iSoccerPath gives us that and more.”  

By | 2018-08-27T18:00:58+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Western Canada Rush Partners with iSoccerPath

“Your Bridge from Club To College Soccer” 

(San Ramon, California)- iSoccerPath, the premier education and evaluation 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 RUSH families in Western Canada.

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 Executive Director Jazz Sohal and the RUSH 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 “Western Canada RUSH is 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 | 2018-05-16T02:24:51+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

iSoccerPath Adds New Coaching Director, Cheryl Owiesny

(San Ramon, California) – iSoccerPath, the premier education and evaluation company for families of prospective college soccer student athletes, is happy to announce the addition of Cheryl Owiesny as a new Coaching Director.

Cheryl Owiesny has been the head women’s soccer coach at DeAnza College in San Jose, Calif. for the past 20 years, where she is also a full-time faculty member in the Physical Education dept. since1999.

Cheryl Owiesny received a BA from CSU Chico in Teaching, then her Masters from SJSU in Kinesiology Sports Management.  Owiesny has a USSF A License and a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma.  She has been an ODP State Team Asst Coach and ODP District 2 Head Coach.

Coach Owiesney’s teams regularly finish in the top of their conference and have been in multiple conference playoffs over the past 20 years. Cheryl’s players regularly move on to a 4 year college to obtain their degrees and play at top soccer programs for their 2 years in attendance.

By | 2018-05-11T00:12:23+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

iSoccerPath Adds New Coaching Director, Jared Vock

(San Ramon, California) – iSoccerPath, the premier education and evaluation company for families of prospective college soccer student athletes, is happy to announce the addition of Jared Vock as a new Coaching Director.

Jared Vock started his career off as a coach at the IMG Academy in Bradenton for 8 years. He was most recently with DME Sports Academy as a Program Development Manager, as well as with the Orlando City Soccer Club.  Vock has been an assistance men’s soccer coach and an interim head coach for Stetson University from 2014-2016.  He also spent some time with the National Scouting Report.  He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” License.

Jared Vock’s collegiate playing experience consists of the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL from 2001-2003 with All-Freshman Team Conference USA in 2001, Second-Team All-Conference USA in 2001 & 2002, and Pre-Season All-Conference USA in 2002 & 2003.  Then from 2004-2005 he was at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY, where he led his team to 17 – 2 – 1 record in the NCAA NE-10 Conference and was all-NE 10 Third-Team in 2004.

By | 2018-07-10T20:31:54+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Check out your local Junior College Options

One of the biggest misconceptions is that going to a junior college for 1 or 2 years to play soccer is an embarrassment or something parents or youth players would never consider. Take a look at this post from Coach Rusty Johnson, head coach at De Anza JC. Not only is the program Nationally ranked but Rusty is a former D1 coach and player. Coaches at the JC level take promoting their players to 4 year institutions to get their degrees and continue their soccer careers.  “Yesterday was a great day for the men’s soccer program at De Anza College. Three players, all signing full scholarship offers to continue their education, have decided where they would like to enroll next year. I couldn’t be prouder of these young men and the time they have put in to excellence in the classroom and on the field,” said Rusty Johnson. 

Don’t look now but more and more college soccer coaches at all levels are taking more and more JC transfers then 18 year old high school players. Why? They are more mature, have played 40 games at a level that is consistent with the college game physically and tactically. They have earned their AA by taking all their general ed classes and to top it off they probably spent no more than $2,000 a year max. More and more college coaches on our panels are saying their recruiting classes are made up more of JC players each year. Parents, if your child is maybe not ready to go away to college, or doesn’t have the best grades/test scores and could use one or two years at home please check out your local JC soccer programs.

** Side Note- did you know the classes that JC kids take in their first two years are the exact same ones that the freshman take at UC’s, State and Private Schools? Time to add junior colleges to your wide net of options to become a student athlete. Stand by soon for a big announcement from iSoccerPath on the Junior College route.

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By | 2018-04-13T20:30:43+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Dallas Jaye Signs 2nd Pro Contract!

iSoccerPath founders Jeff & Barbara Jaye are proud to announce that their son has signed his 2nd pro contract with Phoenix Rising in the USL. The path that they took as parents watching and learning the recruiting process with Dallas is what prompted them to start iSoccerPath. Helping families navigate all the secret ins and outs of playing soccer in college and, you never know, maybe a chance to play in the pros if that is their dream. We would love to help you enjoy the same experience for your son/daughter, so visit www.isoccerpath.com to sign up your future college student athlete today!  We will get them working on their plan right away to get them caught up and get ahead.
 

By | 2017-12-29T20:59:51+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|1 Comment