Colleges are targeting players at the Freshman age in High Schools so preparation is very important.
Therefore my advice is:
8th Grade- prepare for High School Sports. Fitness, speed of play, awareness, strength and conditioning.
Freshman- as above and now email college soccer coaches asking for information on their respective program.
Sophomore- mail a letter of interest in regards the soccer program and include references from your coaches and dates of games you are playing, just incase the coach wishes to view.
Junior year- send DVD of you both in training and games. Make college visits in January and February.
Senior year- prepare physically and mentally for the demands of college soccer and finally commit to the college of your choice if you have not already done so.
See you on the pitch
Director of Coaching